Dare I say it again? That old grey towel has come in handy once more. This is the fifth towel project I’ve made and she may yet have another in her. Not bad for an ancient (and standard-size) bath towel, eh?
For this installment of Old Towel New I referred to Chris‘s lovely Oven Mitt Template and Tutorial. I highly recommend it. I followed her directions as written with only these few tiny changes: use of an old towel (obvious), straight-line quilting, and a slightly different hanger placement. Also, I didn’t have any basting spray so I used straight pins instead. It all worked really really really really well. Don’t know why, but I was actually scared of making an oven mitt. True fact. But you know what? It was a piece of cake thanks to Chris.
My old battered oven mitt (which this new one is replacing) could only be described as grody. A fitting description I assure you. So I’m overjoyed with the upgrade. I’d been meaning to make a new mitt since time immemorial and wondered if the towel fabric would do the trick. I’m happy to report that it was ideal. In fact, I think I’m in love with this mitt and its towelly texture. I’m tempted to use it as a pillow. Good idea eh?
Thanks for your most excellent directions Chris!
Have yourself a lovely evening!