We made these little Hot Stuff oven mitts as a super easy valentines project for Brother Sewing UK. We do love an excuse to stay at home and cook something yummy, and Valentines Day is the perfect reason to eat goodies. Removal of clothing optional, but recommended for the full experience.
To make a pair of Hot Stuff mitts you will need:
❤ 1/2 metre red canvas
❤ 1/2 metre spotty red canvas
❤ 1/2 metre thick wadding
❤ 2.5 metres red 1in wide bias binding
❤ Purple embroidery thread and needle
❤ 4 full hearts from red canvas
❤ 4 half hearts from red spotty fabric
❤ 2 full hearts from wadding
❤ 2 half hearts from wadding
2. Sandwich the half wadding in between the half hearts, with the right sides of the fabric on the outside. Open up the bias binding and pin along the bottom, with the edge of the fabric and binding lined up. Sew in place. Fold over and pin to seal the edge of the fabric then sew again, down the centre of the binding.
3. In pencil, write “hot” along the bottom of one mitt, in the centre. Write “stuff” on the other mitt (of course you could write something different – like your loved one’s initials if you prefer!) and backstitch over the letters using purple embroidery thread.
4. Layer up the pieces, starting with a fabric heart, a wadding heart and then the other fabric heart on top. Place the sewn half heart on top.
5. Open up the bias binding and pin around the heart, with edges lined up. Sew in place as before.
6. Remove the sewing pins and cut any excess wadding off around the edges if it is bulky. Fold the binding over to conceal the raw edges and pin to the back. Sew in place.
7. To make the hanging loop, cut a 12cm piece of bias binding. Fold in half lengthways and sew to seal the raw edges along the centre. Fold to create a loop and pin to the top left of the heart at the back. Sew in place.
That’s it, you’re all finished!
With thanks to our lovely friends over at Brother Sewing for sponsoring this post.
~ Tia & Laura xx ~