How to sew oven gloves made of sheet wadding


How to sew potholders made of batting

In baking or cooking, you should always remember to protect your hands since cooking utensils, pots and pans tend to become very hot. You obviously need something to protect your hands as you cook. So let’s sew soft, funny and palm-sized oven gloves. Two hands – two oven gloves.

You´ll need

  • A bit of chintz
  • Some sheet wadding
  • Sewing threads


  • How to sew potholders made of batting

    The best cloth to use to make potholders are thin ones since these are very easy to sew. Using thin cloth will also prevent the potholder from getting bigger and coarser. Sheet wadding will add volume and will prevent your hands from hot feeling during contacts with hot pots and pans. The best material to use would be the chintz. Since this material does not slide and will always protect your hands from heat. You’ll not need much chintz and sheet wadding. Oven glove will be a 6 inches (15 cm) in a diameter, this is quite enough for a small woman’s palm. For making our gloves out, we will need a chintz of size 12×12 inches (30×30 cm) and sheet wadding the same size. If the fabric for oven gloves will be patterned, then a slanting border for edge must be an one-coloured, you can choose one of the colours of your basic fabric. Length of border must be at least 18 inches (45 cm) and a width of 1.4 inches (3.5 cm). Draw on the back of the fabric 4 identical circles of required diameter by means of chalk and then accurately cut them. Do the same with a sheet wadding. Each glove requires 2 pieces of chintz and 2 pieces of sheet wadding.The double layer will not let your hands burn even after a long holding of hot item.

  • How to sew potholders made of batting

    Put 2 sheet wadding circles on the reverse side of the chintz circle and cover this with a second circle of chintz by an exterior side up. You are basically making a pyramid of four circles of fabric to be sewn. Better to make it vertically in one direction. To sew these effectively you need to create five parallel lines on the cloth to keep all the cloth layers together. To avoid moving of circles during the sewing I recommend to fasten them with pins. The ideal sewing pattern is to make the first line in the middle, then continue to sew on both sides from this line. Length between the lines must be about 0.8 inches (2 cm). If the circles moved a bit during the sewing and your workpiece is not an ideal circle anymore, you’ll have to trim this a little. Carefully trim the protruding parts trying to keep the original size of your workpiece.

  • How to sew potholders made of batting

    Now you have to sew a slanting border to your oven glove. Apply the slanting border by the right side to the edge of the workpiece and sew along the full lenght of the circle. I recommend to use a zig-zag way of sewing to make sure that the fabric is sewed strongly and will not crumble with time.

  • How to sew potholders made of batting

    Now bend the sewn strip on the other side, then tuck it in twice and sew by a double seam.

  • How to sew potholders made of batting

    If the border turns out longish, the remnant must be convolved by a loop, putting a tip inside of a workpiece. The finished oven glove should be folded in half considering the direction of the quilted seams. Then make a few fastening stitches; catch up a loop with these last stitches.


  • These oven gloves must be colorful so that you can easily spot them in the kitchen. You may also choose colors that fit your interior decors, your curtains or your apron.

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  1. Trinity 30 August 2013 :

    Thank you for your detailed description, Gail! The oven gloves look very nice, moreover, they are quite easy to make. I think it’s much better to wear the gloves you’ve made yourself than the ones you’ve bought.

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