Monday, October 16, 2017

Sew Much Fun Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Sew Much Fun Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Jen of Faith and Fabric Designs.



I'm going to share a tutorial for Ghostly Oven Mitts, but with a trick, or maybe a treat, thrown in, because we're going to make them reversible.

Supplies needed for TWO oven mitts:

This template (1/2" inch seam allowance included)
Top of Glove
Bottom of Glove
3/8 yard black fabric
3/8 yard white fabric
1 yard lining fabric
Scraps of pink and yellow fabrics
Threads: White, black, pink and yellow
Scraps of fusible web, like Wonder Under®
1 yard Insul-bright

**I recommend washing your fabrics before making these because, if you are like me, they WILL need to be laundered.**

Prep




Print out 1 copy of the template, making sure the "Actual Size" button is checked.




Check the 1" square to make sure it's printed correctly.




Line up the edge of the paper along the dotted line and tape.



Cutting

Trace the template twice on the black and white fabric, making sure to get mirror images of each. To do this you can trace once and flip the template and repeat, or simply keep your fabric wrong sides together, and cut.




You can also use weights and cut around the template with your rotary cutter. Here I have my black fabric folded wrong sides together, so I will get two cuts, mirrored images.


Repeat to have four Insul-Bright and four lining pieces.




Trace and cut out eyes for the ghost and the kitty, as well as a little pink for the kitty's nose and ears. I used a scrap of Wonder Under and squeezed in all my pieces on that. Apply the Wonder Under® to your color choices and cut out.

Cut two strips of white 2" x 10" and two strips of black 2" x 10" for binding.
Cut two strips of either color 2" x 5" for a hanging piece.


Assembly




First layer your pieces lining right side down, Insul-bright, white right side up. Note, your second white mitt will face the opposite direction.




Do the same with the black. Note, your second black mitt will face the opposite direction.




I didn't want to have to measure or draw lines, so I purposely quilted them at different widths.


Prepare your binding:




Fold in half lengthwise and press.




Open up, fold outside edge to the middle fold and press. Repeat with other side.




Now fold once more and press again.
Repeat for all four binding pieces and your hanging pieces.




Line up the bottom of the glove inside the pressed binding. You should have extra on either end, so just make sure it's in nice and snug.




If you are like me, pin!




Top stitch, making sure you are catching the backside as well.



Trim the excess off each side. Repeat for the 2nd white glove piece and both black glove pieces.


I hadn't trimmed the excess on this one yet, just ignore that.

Add the hanging tag to the white glove. Note position, the fold is facing in towards the right side of the glove and it's opposite of the thumb.

After quilting I added the faces. Remove the paper and add the eyes, nose and ears to the kitty and the eyes to the ghost.

Stitch down. I just stitch around the pieces, just inside the edge. Use your favorite applique stitch.




I used dark grey to stitch an outline of the kitty's ears, mouth and whiskers, but you can skip this if you like.

As shown above you will match one ghost with one kitty, the thumbs should be opposite.




Turn the kitty over and match it up with the ghost. Stitch all the away around, leaving the bottom (binding) open.



 Trim seam to 1/4" all the way around, clip the inside of the thumb. Flip right side out.

Now go bake some scarily good cookies! 
Happy Stitching!
Jen

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Sew Much Fun Blog Hop

Jen of Faith and Fabric
Bernie of Needle and Foot
Audrey of The Cloth Parcel
Anita of Daydreams of Quilts
Laura of Slice of Pi
Miranda of I Have Purple Hair
Tisha of Quilt Therapy
Suzy of Adventurous Applique and Quilting
Eleri of Sew and Tell Project


10 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing such a fun tutorial with us! I will definitely use this!

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  2. This is such a fun idea! I couldn't wait to see what you were making on IG! I definitely didn't guess this! So cute!

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    1. Thanks! I was hoping for quick and simple, because of the patterns I am trying to piece, but who knew oven mitts required a week of testing. LOL

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  3. What a wonderful treat. Thank you so much.

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  4. This is a cute Halloween project Jen. Nice tutorial!

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    1. Thank you, Bernie! Happy Halloween. :)

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  5. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Love this blog hop!

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    1. Thank you, Marie! Jen does a great job with her blog hops, doesn't she? Enjoy!

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