Let's just ignore the fact that it is still 113 degrees where I live and pretend that I am gearing up for heavy use of my oven and stove in the cooler months ahead (please, please say there are cooler months ahead...). It would stand to reason that with all that baking and pot-stirring, I'll probably be using my favorite oven mitts to help me do the job without any injury. I've rounded up 12 of my favorite oven mitt and hot pad sewing projects to get me in the baking state of mind.
While there are many non-sewing trivet ideas out there, I have found you can't really wrap cork around a hot Pyrex dish. Therefore, I stick to the fabric variety around my place for its multi-purpose use.
1. The basic hot pad, all ruffled up. By Prudent Baby.
2. I might be afraid of spilling something on this super fancy one, which is actually just lots of folds- easier than it looks. By Not Only Quilts, via Moda Bake Shop.
3. Ok, this is what I totally need for my oatmeal in the morning. A hot pad that is concave. Or convex, whichever way you are looking at it. By Syzygy of Me, via 2 Little Hooligans.
4. Love notes? Yes. By Flamingo Toes, via Skip to my Lou.
5. This is my favorite-the puppet oven mitt. By me, at the Crafty Cupboard.
6. Oven mitts/hot pads are good for any holiday, and are especially adorable in heart shapes. By Martha.
7. If you want to rebel and NOT have a square hot pad, you can always add some curves. by Sew Dang Cute.
8. If you aren't like me and you prefer the traditional mitt, here's a good tutorial for you. by Skip to my Lou.
9. I'm sure you'll all go bananas over this mitt! (.....crickets...) By Whipstitch Fabrics.
10. Grab-n-go style mitt! By The Idea Room.
11. Wrap that baby up with a double-style mitt. By Smashed Peas and Carrots.
12. This double mitt has appliques, which are so appropriate for their kitchen setting. This one also doubles as a towel! By A Little Gray.
Are you partial to an oven mitt or hot pad type? Let us know in the comments!