Thursday, 20 February 2014

DIY: Oven Gloves



Remember all of those home DIY's I was itching to make a few weeks ago? Well, oven gloves seemed like a good place to start, and these are a great project if you're new to quilting. They're also a great project for using up fabric scraps - just make sure that you use a suitable heat resistant interfacing.


Trace around an existing oven glove or your hand and add on an inch or so. You need to cut 2 mirrored pieces (a left and a right!) of exterior fabric, lining fabric and interfacing.


Using an erasable fabric pen or tailors chalk, draw out a grid of lines on the exterior fabric pieces (or skip this step and just wing it!).


Pin together one of the matching exterior and lining pieces right sides out with the interfacing sandwiched in the middle.


Don't be scared by the Walking Foot; this baby is amazing for using when you've got a lot of layers - oh how I wish I'd had one for my first quilt.


Use your guidelines to stitch the pieces together. Repeat with the other exterior/lining/interfacing pieces so that you have two quilted glove pieces (again, a left and a right!).


Make a small fabric loop; cut out a rectangle (Mine was 12cm x 3cm) and press in half lengthways. Open out and fold the edges in to the fold you have just created. Fold in half again and stitch the edge shut. Fold your loop in half and pin near the cuff of your glove as above.


Place your two quilted glove pieces right sides together - so that the exterior pieces are touching each other. Sew together with a 1cm seam allowance. Sew carefully around the curves. Make small snips in the seam allowance at the curves - but be careful not to snip the stitching! Turn the glove right side out.


Measure the cuff of your glove, add an inch (Mine was 21cm) and cut a rectangle of that measurement by 4cm for the cuff trim. In the same way as the fabric loop, fold your rectangle in half lengthways, and then press the long edges in to this fold. Fold in half again, press, and pin in place around your cuff.


When you reach the join of your cuff trim, fold the raw edge of the trim under and pin on top of where the trim started. Stitch the trim in place, and ta-dah, you're finished!

4 comments:

  1. They're so cute! Great job on these! d^_^b

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  2. cute gift idea! xx
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  3. Cute DIY you've there!
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