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!