How to Make Double Oven Mitts

Keep your cool in the kitchen with this ever-practical oven glove. Make one and protect two hands from burns. Choose from a variety of fabrics, add more insulation as needed, and in very little sewing time you have an indispensable kitchen item. Finished size: 7″ x 35″

Tip: As a bonus, the 2-in-1 glove can be draped over the oven handle so it is always at hand, ready when you need it.

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DIY Double Oven Mitts


  • 1/4 yard fabric for exterior
  • 1/4 yard fabric for interior\lining
  • 1/4 yard fabric for pocket
  • 1/2 yard of Insul-Brite (found in the interfacing section of the store)
  • 1 package of 1/2″-wide double-fold bias tape or enough fabric to make 3 yards of bias binding
  • Water-soluble marker
  • Rounded object such as a dinner plate
  • Ruler
  • Rotary cutter/mat or scissors
  • Thread to match

step 1) Cut the fabric pieces.

Outer fabric:

  • cut one 7″ x 35″ rectangle


  • cut one 7″ x 35″ rectangle

Pocket fabric: cut four 7″ x 10″ rectangles


  • cut one 7″ x 35″ rectangle
  • cut two 7″ x 10″ rectangles

DIY Double Oven Mitts

step 2) Make the pocket.

Make a “batting sandwich” by placing one 7″ x 10″ pocket fabric wrong side up, one 7″ x 10″ Insul-Brite rectangle on top of it, and then placing a second pocket fabric rectangle face up on top of it all.

layer fabrics

Make sure all the edges are even, then baste the layers together along the edges.

baste edges

Bind one short edge of the pocket with double-fold bias tape following the manufacturer’s directions (or your preferred method of binding).

Tip: Make your own bias binding like I did and bind your oven glove with matching fabric.

bind the edge

Repeat for second pocket.

baste edges

step 3) Make the glove.

Make another “batting sandwich,” this one with a 7″ x 35″ outer fabric rectangle wrong side up, a 7″ x 35″ Insul-Brite rectangle, and a second 7″ x 35″ rectangle right side up on top of it all.

layer fabrics

Make sure all the edges are even, then baste the layers together close to the edges.

baste together

Place a pocket on one end of the glove lining so the bound edge is facing towards the middle.

Make sure the raw edges match and then baste them together, leaving the bound edge free from stitching.

stitch together

Repeat for second pocket.

baste layers

Using a dinner plate and a water-soluble marker, round the edges of the glove and pocket. Trim away the excess material.

round edges

round edges

Tip: To reduce bulk, trim one layer of Insul-Brite around the pocket. This will make the next step – applying the binding – easier.

trim batting

Bind the outside edges of the double oven glove with bias tape following the manufacturer’s instructions or your preferred method.

DIY Double Oven Mitts

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