About an hour ago I was cleaning up in the kitchen and as I was putting things away I noticed what horrible shape my oven mitts were getting into! Your know, the singed edges, spills and stains they acquire? (sorry, you are not going to see before pictures!) I remembered that Jenny's January Challenge is using a tea towels to make something.
So, using just 1 tea towel, I made covers for both oven mitts!
I made a paper template of my oven mitt, added seam allowances (1/4"), folded the tea towel into quarters, pinned my template on, and taking advantage of the already finished towel edges, cut out all four pieces at one. Matched them up right sides together, sewed and finished my edges, clipped turned and pressed, and slipped them over my "seen better days" oven mitts, and voila
1 hour oven mitts!
These would be very easy to embellish, and so quick to make you can have a different design for everyday if you wanted! Slip them off and throw them in the washing machine and you'll never end up with those awful grungy oven mitts again!