Upcycled Oven Gloves!

I have been truly rubbish at posting here lately, i’ve recently moved and seem to have been spending most of my free time making stuff for the house – although none of it is completely finished yet, when it is i promise it shall appear here! Which also means that making things for myself, gifts etc has taken a bit of a back seat. Until today! Some friends are having a housewarming party this weekend (seems like everybody’s moving at the moment!) and their housewarming gift from us will be some oven gloves i’ve made, some brightly-coloured silicone bakeware, and some recipe cards for my favourite cakey treats. Here are the oven gloves:

They are made from a lightweight denim dress which came from a charity shop, and some reasonably heavy duty cotton fabric from my stash. The wadding (which is in the hand parts only, to give the rest more flexibility) is cut from an old towel, which had a few holes in and wasn’t great to use as a towel any more.

I really love these double-ended oven gloves. They are so much easier to use than single potholders or oven mitts – they’re easier to pull on, protect your wrists and arms, and you can’t lose one ‘hand’ as they’re stuck together! There is a great tutorial on how to make them here. I changed a couple of things – namely having the wadding only in the hands, and not using bias binding (because i didn’t have any and didn’t want to go and buy some) – i just pinned everything right-sides together, stitched around the edge leaving a gap in the middle opposite the hook, turned it all the right way round and topstitched it.

If i were to make more of these (which i think i will as they would definitely make good Christmas presents and are a nice way to upcycle some of the old towels we currently have taking up space in the garage) i’d have a go with bias binding as i think it would help to make the hand bits more flexible. I might even try making my own!

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