Today’s project is an oven mitt created with samber, echino’s 10th anniversary collection fabric. Out of the collection’s five color combinations, four tones are selected to make four different-colored pieces. Displayed on the wall, they create a fun atmosphere, making your kitchen bright and lively. Anriko, formerly known as Anri, is introducing her creative idea.
Fabric shown for this sample: echino JG96000-604 (B),(C),(D),(E)
□ Fabric (Outer fabric A, B): 40cm×30cm
(Outer fabric C (cotton flannel)): 20cm×30cm
(Lining fabric (velour)) : 50cm×30cm
(Padding (thick terry cloth)): 50cm×30cm
□ Tape: 1cm wide x 10cm
We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I personally love these color tones and could not chose just one color, so I ended up making four pieces using different color palettes. The oven mitts come as a pair, and it may be fun to choose the color you like depending on your mood.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
I often thought the oven mitts sold at stores are wastefully large, so I made it as compact as possible. For a male user, you need to make the size slightly larger otherwise his hands won’t fit. (laugh)
KF: What are some tips for making this mitt?
In reality, you would use remnants to make an item like an oven mitt. Like today’s project, it is fun to use a different color for each hand. For the lining, you could recycle an old towel, worn sweat shirt or just about anything. One thing is that you should use a natural material that stands up well to heat.
KF: How should we use this mitt in everyday situations?
It is such a pretty textile. Displaying them in the kitchen as an accent where highly visible, I am sure you will want to do some cooking using these mitts.
KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
How to make echino’s oven mitt
Make the outer mitt same as the lining mitt. Turn the outer mitt inside out and place the lining mitt inside. Double fold the end (bottom opening) inward to cover the lining mitt and sew to finish. (Iron the double-fold beforehand.) While you could use a bias binding tape to cover the end, this finish creates a softer feel and uses less material.