How to Make an Oven Mitt?
Oven Mitts Buyers’ Guide
The material of the oven mitt is of great importance since it defines how much heat reaches your hands. Mitts made of varying materials can withstand up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Some types of mitts have silicone covers, and others also include cotton lining. Fabric gloves consist of heat insulation surrounded by cotton fabric, usually covered with decorative patterns. Most of them are made of cotton lining from the inside and durable cover of either silicone or resistant fiber from the outside. Silicone shells not only withstand heat but are also waterproof and oil proof. The outer cover can also be woven with fiber that is often used to make clothing for firefighters (Kevlar & DuPont Nomex). Some other types also include mitts with special longer lining that ensures the protection of forearms not to let heat reach the wrist.
The whole purpose of oven mitts is to keep the low conduction of heat. Therefore, oven mitts, as well as oven gloves, are all dry. Why do you need to have dry mitts, when water is thought to cool down the heat. Isn’t it logical to have damp or wet mitts? No, because wet gloves are more likely to conduct heat. While some people might assume that cold and wet mitts can be more useful in keeping hands cool, and fighting the heat, in fact, they make it even more dangerous, since water makes the heat travel to arms faster, while to avoid that, mitts are made from those materials that ensure low conduction of heat.
There are several ingredients you have to purchase to be able to make your own mitt. You will need exterior and lining fabric, Insulated batting, and Double-wide tape. With the first step, you should combine some of the fabric in layers. Right side down should be the lining fabric, then insulated batting goes side up, finally, exterior fabric should be attached right side up, and here you got a layer of all the fabric you need. Fix them with pins to get rid of the wrinkles and get ready to run it under the sewing machine. Remember that you need to have two such sandwiches for both sides of your mitt. So, repeat the same for the layers of fabric for the other side. Finally, take both already quilted sides of the mitt and place them over each other. Take a template and put it over the top of the two layers. Mark the edges of the template and then sew according to the marks you’ve made. Once you have sewn the layers together, remove all the pins, turn it inside out, and press it well with iron. That’s it. Your mitt is ready!
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