Hi all! Today I’m guest posting over at Positively Splendid for Swell Noel. Over there I’m sharing the Spiced Hot Chocolate Recipe portion of this quick gift set, and here I’m sharing a pot holder tutorial.
To make this you’ll need the pattern, fabric, and cotton batting. I bought 1/4″ yard of each of the fabric and batting and had enough to make 2 oven mitts.
Cut 2 of the mitt piece out of fabric and 4 out of batting. Also cut 1 18″ long x 2″ wide piece of fabric for the binding.
Make a sandwich of your pieces – 2 layers of batting, then the two layers of fabric right sides together, then the last 2 layers of batting.
Sew down the straight edge of the mitt, using 1/2″ seam.
This will allow you to open the mitt up and do all your quilting at once.
Quilt your batting to your fabric. I chose to do straight lines on all the solid green lines on my fabric.
Fold your mitt back right sides together and finish sewing around the edges. Trim the seam allowances down to 1/4″, and clip to (but not through!) the seam in the corner of the thumb.
Take your 18″ strip and fold it in half, matching long edges. Press. Open. Fold the raw edges to match the center crease line and press again. Fold the strip back in half – you’ve made a strip with the long raw edges pressed to the inside. Press one short edge 1/4″ to the wrong side.
Pin the binding you made around the bottom edge of the mitt, starting with the folded short edge. Overlap over the folder edge when you come back around and trim off excess binding. Stitch in the creaseline closest to the edge.
Fold the binding to the inside, making sure to overlap your stitching line. Stitch again, securing the binding to the inside and enclosing all the raw edges of the mitt.
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