This free oven mitts sewing pattern was inspired by our new KitchenAid range. Bye bye cheap-o Frigidaire …momma’s got a double oven now with a griddle on top. And it was just begging for some nice oven mitts.
I made this free oven mitts sewing pattern shape by eyeballing oven mitts for sale online and then drawing around my hand. I like the oven mitt shape overall but be advised that it’s size medium-ish – if you want more room just increase the size a bit on a copier.
I didn’t want the quilting to show on the outside of the mitts – I wanted the smoother fabric look on the outside – so I quilted the inside first and then on the outside fabric. I even went to the trouble of pattern matching the stripes on the side seams like so…
It’s easy – I’ll show you how. The oven mitts pattern pairs well with my apron with built-in potholders and secret iPhone pocket free pattern. Now what to bake first?? Shane is voting for this.
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Today’s photo frame craft idea is all about recycling. I used masking tape pieces to cover an old red photo frame that I almost gave away to Goodwill and voila! A whimsical, throwback photo frame for Elise’s one-year-old portrait.
Anyone else out there make masking tape vases as kids at camp? At Camp Na-Wa-Kwa we took old glass bottles, covered them with ripped pieces of masking tape, and then used shoe polish to color them. Years later I saw blue tape vases on a floor display at Anthropologie and loved the idea just as much as when I was a Girl Scout.
Instead of ripping masking tape pieces I decided to cut them with scissors to make it look more finished. And when I got the photo frame to the shoe polish step I balked – I liked it naked and textured, just as it is. So this tutorial stops short of coloring the frame with shoe polish but let me know how you decide to finish yours. Personally I think it would be cool to make one using electrical tape – I am a sucker for electrical tape and that stuff comes in a bazillion inspirational colors sure to match any home decor.
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My friend Jolyn, the Queen of Handmade Burp Cloths, taught me years ago how to turn regular white burp cloths into posh fabric-covered burp cloth sets in less than an hour. Cute, huh? And oh so useful too – my #1 baby gift criteria. Recently it seems like everyone is having babies and I have to admit I feel a little bit of pressure to make them something handmade.
This time I’ve added a little twist: a couple of handy loops to keep track of toys or binkies on the go.
Just attach one or more plastic baby links to the loop and voila! A mini travel-blanket burp cloth to toss on your shoulder or in your baby bag, keeping shoulders spit-up free in style.
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