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Easy to Make Apron with Detachable Oven Mitt

Dec 7, 2016 By Jessica Abbott
Easy to Make Apron with Detachable Oven Mitt

holiday apron oven mitt

Aprons are always fun to wear around the holidays. I love finding new Christmas fabric every year to sew an apron to wear for the big family get-together, or just to wear while baking Christmas cookies with the kids. Aprons make great handmade Christmas presents, and are relatively easy to sew! This year for a fun spin, I decided to add a detachable oven mitt. I donโ€™t know about you, but I am always managing to misplace my oven gloves. While a pocket always works, I thought it might be fun to have the oven mitts swinging from the bottom of my skirt. Ha! Simply use the Velcro to attach the oven mitt to the apron tie, and unhook the mitt when you want to use it! Itโ€™s my new holly jolly Christmas apron, and I love it.

How to Make an Apron with Detachable Oven Mitt:

Free oven mitt pattern download

holiday apron oven mitt

holiday apron oven mitt

holiday apron oven mitt

holiday apron oven mitt

holiday apron oven mitt

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Time Needed: 1 – 2 hours

Materials Needed For Apron:
โ— 1.25 yards cotton fabric for apron
โ— Coordinating thread
โ— 2โ€ of Velcro
โ— Rotary cutter / fabric scissors
โ— Universal regular point sewing needle 80/11 or 90/14
โ— Ruler
โ— Pins
โ— Cutting mat
โ— Sewing machine

*Please note this apron is purely for decorative purposes. For a more protective apron, please consider adding extra fabric layers or cotton batting to the pattern.

Apron Fabric Seen In Photos:
โ— Christmas Cotton Fabric-Santa Heads by Gretchen Hirsh

Instructions To Sew Apron:

holiday apron oven mitt

1. Cut out pattern pieces as indicated above.

2. Fold the outer edges and bottom edge of the apron rectangle main pattern piece ยฝโ€ towards the wrong side and press. Fold again ยฝโ€ and press. Sew around to secure side edges and hem in place.

3. Sew a gathering stitch along the top edge of your main apron pattern piece. Gently pull the bobbin thread until the top of the apron is 15โ€ wide. Make sure the gathers are nice and even.

4. Fold the top and bottom edges of the 16โ€ rectangle of fabric ยฝโ€ towards the wrong side and press. Unfold the bottom edge, and place the bottom edge right sides together with the top gathered edge of your apron skirt matching up the raw edges. This will be your apron waistband. Make sure that there is ยฝโ€ on either side of the waistband, extending out beyond the apron skirt, with the apron skirt centered in the middle. Pin in place and sew to secure. Trim seam allowance to remove excess fabric bulk.

5. Fold the top skirt band over the raw gathered edge of your skirt, towards the inside of your apron. Place the top folded edge of your band, so that the folded edge slightly overlaps your sewn seam. Pin in place to secure, and either sew the bottom edge by machine or whipstitch by hand. Press.

6. Fold the top and bottom edges of the 44โ€ rectangle of fabric ยฝโ€ towards the wrong side and press. Fold in half, enclosing all raw seams so that the folded edges meet up. Press. Sew along the bottom folded edge to secure in place. Repeat for both pieces.

7. Fold one side raw edge of the 44โ€ rectangle of fabric ยฝโ€ towards the inside of the tube and press. Slip folded the edge over the raw apron waistband edge so that the raw edge of the waistband is inside your apron tie. Pin in place and sew. Repeat for another side of the waistband with opposite tie.

8. Fold the other raw edge side of the apron ties ยฝโ€ towards the inside of the tube and press. Sew in place to secure. Pull your Velcro apart separating the hooks and loops. The hooks are the rough side, and the loops are the smooth side. Place the hooks on the bottom edge of one of your apron ties. Pin in place, and sew around the outside edge of the Velcro to secure in place.

And you are done sewing the apron! Next up, the oven mitt…

holiday apron oven mitt

Materials Needed For Oven Mitt:
โ— Free oven mitt pattern download HERE
โ— 1 fat quarter of exterior fabric
โ— 1 fat quarter of lining fabric
โ— 1/2 yard of natural cotton batting
โ— 1/2 yard of Insul-Bright
โ— Coordinating thread
โ— 2โ€ of Velcro
โ— Bias tape
โ— Rotary cutter / fabric scissors
โ— Universal regular point sewing needle 100/16
โ— Ruler
โ— Pins
โ— Cutting mat
โ— Sewing machine

Oven Mitt Fabric Seen In Photos:
โ— Exterior – Keepsake Calico Christmas Cotton Fabric-Reindeer in Ornaments Green
โ— Lining – Noel Collection-Christmas Trees & Snow

Instructions To Sew Oven Mitt:

holiday apron oven mitt

1. Print out oven mitt pattern, and cut out pattern pieces as indicated.

2. Place the oven mitt lining the wrong side up, then place your layer of Insul-bright, then your layer of cotton batting, and lastly your exterior oven mitt right side up. Make sure all of the layers are nice and flat, smoothing them out. Pin layers together in various spots to ensure that they do not shift. Quilt together as desired. (I used a ruler and fabric marker, and drew straight lines across the pattern). Repeat for other pattern oven mitt pieces.

3. Place front oven mitt and back oven mitt right sides together, with the exterior fabric together. Pin around all side edges and sew.

4. Trim seam allowance, making sure to clip where the thumb meets the hand. Turn right side out and press.

5. Fold the detachable strap pattern pieces in half, right sides together. Pin along the short side edges and sew. Trim corner seams, turn right side out and press.

6. Align the raw edges of the detachable strap pattern piece with one side of the oven mitt raw edge. Pin in place.

7. Baste stitch to secure.

8. Sew bias tape to open edge of oven mitt to finish.

9. Be sure to push the detachable strap up / out of the way when sewing the bias tape to the inside of the oven mitt.

10. Sew the loops side of the Velcro to your detachable strap pattern pieces to finish.

And you are done!

Time to bake some Christmas cookies…

holiday apron oven mitt

holiday apron oven mitt

holiday apron oven mitt

holiday apron oven mitt

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