Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Series 9: Old Towel New - Oven Mitt


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!



Other posts in the Old Towel New series: mop pad, washcloths, soft watchband, car sponge.

Have yourself a lovely evening!

♥M

17 comments:

  1. so puffy!!! I love it, and the polka dot bias is perfect.

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    1. thanks KJ, I like the polka dots too. :)

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  2. ....Your towel is really big!!!
    This is a good idea!
    xxxx Alessandra

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    1. It SEEMS really huge because I've made so many things but it's a regular size towel (or was), I swear it. It must be a magical towel or something...

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  3. The thriftiest towel on the planet! That mitt is just the cutest.

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  4. your mitt is awesome! and i like the idea of the magic grey towel.
    maybe you know this song:
    "we've made curtains and handkerchiefs and clothing for the poor,
    from the one bathing suit that your grandma otter wore."
    {from emmet otter's jug band christmas} ♥

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    1. thank you Melissa, Michelle and Catie for your sweet comments. :)

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    1. Great idea and I like so much how they look! Thanks for sharing, I must try! I have a lot of material to wait for me! ;-)
      Have a nice day!

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  6. Love them! There little rag look of the old towel combined with the dots is a great contrast!

    (ps: i have some little difficulties with the text style / contrast your using now. Don't now why. most of the time I just mark the text to see it better. Just thougth to tell you :))

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    1. Hi Claire, I made the type a bit darker. I hope that helps!

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  7. Another great idea! It looks new, like you just bought if from a store.

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    1. Aw thanks Michelle, what a nice thing to say!

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  8. LOVE it. The towel was a genius way to make the mitt, too. :) The happy fabric on the cuff is my favorite touch.

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    1. Thanks Chris for your awesome tutorial. It is genius. So easy to follow!

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  9. Cute Michele! You have made so many fun things with that old towel, love it! I have an old towel myself dying to try out your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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