Slip Covers for Oven Mitts

mittsI have two oven mitts and a pot holder that are at least 15 years old, in good shape, but stained and unsightly.


I thought maybe a “slipcover” for each would solve the problem.

I used recycled gift wrap to make a pattern.  Just trace around the mitt and add 1/2″ (1/4″ seam and 1/4″ to allow for thickness) along the sides.  At the top, add 1″ for a hem and for the cover to extend a little above the pad/mitt.



Whenever I have a quilting or sewing project, I collect all of the small pieces of fabric and sew them together in coordinating colors to make a flat piece of material.  Place whatever fabric you are using right sides together and pin the patterns in place.  Cut out the pieces and stitch together using 1/4″ inch seams, leaving the top open.  Turn down the top 1/4″ and again 1/4″ and stitch in place.  Clip in the space where the thumb joins (be careful not to cut into the stitching) so the mitt will be smooth in that area.

Turn the covers, press and place over the mitts and pad, allowing the hanging tab on the originals to protrude.  A good way to get the mitt cover on is to put the original mitt on your hand and then pull the cover over it as you would a mitten.



The covers stay in place very well and can be removed for washing or for replacing with new covers – maybe even with  seasonal or holiday themes.

I love to recycle something and get some extra wear out of it!

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

3 thoughts on “Slip Covers for Oven Mitts”

  1. Hi. I have the same vintage fabric with the ladies and cakes. I made a tee shit ot of it to wear to a pastry compitition. I will be wearing it again at the California state fair. Jennine

  2. Hi Lillian
    I’m writing to request permission to use your 2007 image of a Texas Star quilt on a poster I’m designing to promote my book signing during Sisters, OR, Quilt Week this July. My novel, “The Edge of Light” doesn’t feature a quilt on the cover, but a North Star quilt is integral to the story.
    I’d appreciate hearing from you.
    Many thanks,
    Ann Shorey

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