Hot oven mitts – they go with this delightful apron that I made back in March. The perfect baking pair. This project is inspired by some photos shared by Fab DIY – yet the post has no words and it was a bit of a challenge to follow. Some trial and error for sure. So, here, I’ve included a full step-by-step (ooo, baby…) for you to follow along.
What you need
- an egg shaped tempalte
- 2 pieces of fabric in the full egg shape
- 4 pieces of fabric the pocket (1/2 the egg shape and then rounded on the large end)
- 1 full egg shape in insul bright
- 2 pocket pieces in insul bright
- matching thread
Where to get an egg shaped template? Well, I used this ikea dish I had. Worked well. To make the pocket template, I traced the large template and then cut it in half. Then, I rounded off the long end (being sure to take off at least 1/2 and inch from the middle point). In all honesty, I was winging it.
Okay. Time to sew the pockets.
Take one of your insual bright pieces for the pocket. Take two of the pocket fabric pieces, right sides together. Place the fabric on top of the insul bright. Serge. Then, fold one of the fabric pieces back to sandwich the insul bright.
The pocket should look like the photo below.
Top stitch along that seam. Repeat this process for the other pocket.
Next, Lay down the egg shaped insul bright. Then, put down your full egg shaped fabric, right side up. Lay down your pockets being sure to match them up with the ends. Then, sandwich the pockets between the other full egg shape, right side down. Now, the pockets will be sandwiched between the two right sides of the full egg shape, all of this on top of the full insul bright egg shape.
Serge all around, leaving an opening on one of the sides between the pockets.
Turn it right side out.
Pin that opening closed.
Top stitch the opening closed (from the end of the pocket to the end of the other pocket). I did this on both sides to make it look a bit more polished.
Press and you’re done.
I made two since I had enough fabric. Change it up and use different fabrics to coordinate with different things – like dish towels. They make a cute gift.
Keep sewing and I’ll see you again soon.