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We visited him during Thanksgiving and my husband and I slept on his living room floor in army sleeping bags. We ate a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at one of the dining facilities on post and we also went out to several restaurants and ate dinner. I used his microwave and noticed he didn't have any hot mitts. So I made him a man's set of hot mitts from an old pair of blue jeans.
By MCW from Lewiston, NY
I made this for Christmas gifts for all my family and friends last year and they loved them. If you start now and work on it in your spare time, you can be done with it way before Christmas.
You can get a pattern at your fabric store for less then $2.00. The pattern will tell you how much material and what other items you need to make the oven mitts and hot pads.
I made 16 sets of oven mitts and 16 sets of hot pads in 2 weeks. If I had thought of it sooner, I would have been able to take my time making them. This year, everyone is getting Christmas aprons and place mats.
Cut your material pieces out from your pattern, cut your pieces out for your batting.
This was a really fun and easy project and once you have made one it is much easier and does not take any time to make more.
By Patricia from Houston, TX
Fold your towel in thirds (length wise) as large as your potholder and sew a straight line at the half way point of the length of the towel.
Now fold your potholder in half and sew over the straight sewing line you just made.
The loop of the pot holder will be the loop for your button hole. Sew button on. The towel can be attached to a stove or the handle of your barbecue.
With the oven mitts and extra potholder, you have a really nice gift for anyone.
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What is the best and cheapest material to use when making oven mitts?
By Ruth B
should use 100% cotton fabric
The reason Judah says that is because cotton can burn, but slowly. Synthetics will melt. So cotton is preferable.
Think about the thickness of the batting you're going to use. It will need to be thick enough to be insulating but still be flexible.