My little baby sister is starting University at the weekend, so I decided to make something to send her off with. Oven gloves were obviously the first thing that sprung to mind, so that’s what I went with.
The pattern came out of the Cath Kidston Sew! book, and was very simple to follow. The gloves are made up of 2 long pieces of fabric, 2 short pieces for the mitts, and then corresponding pieces in wadding. It’s made up a bit like a fabric sandwich – a layer of floral, a layer of wadding, another layer of floral. I used blue bias binding around the edges (kindly donated by my grandma, and thank goodness for it because I didn’t actual know what bias binding was before now!).
The sewing was simple and just required a long straight line all the way around the edge on both sides. As can be seen by the photo, I had a few issues with catching material in around the curved corners, but it’s not too noticeable. Plus when was the last time you bought anything from a shop that was perfectly made?
The oven gloves are yet to be tested out, but my sister seems very pleased with them. Fab.