DIY Denim Oven Gloves

Welcome to the Sew Thankful Blog Tour hosted by Sewing by Ti! Time to stop, count my blessings and give thanks. This time last year we were packing our home, entering a period of uncertainty. Now we are settled in our new home, with many blessings to be grateful for. We sit and eat together as a family seven days a week. The act of sharing a mealtime gives space in the day to catch up with each others day, to share memories, to laugh – to be thankful for each other and good food. My thoughts of giving thanks for food and giving thanks for shared meal times led to the thought to make my own oven gloves. I would not be without my oven, or oven gloves!!

I love working with preloved fabrics, a small step to reducing my impact on the environment – my oven goves are made from an old worn pair of jeans and a former duvet cover.

DIY Denim Oven Gloves - old jeans project, Oven Glove sewing pattern

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DIY Denim Oven Gloves


  • Jeans leg length or denim fabric
  • Old duvet cover or cotton fabric
  • Insulating Fabric
  • Fabric to create bias binding & Bias Binding maker
  • Parchment paper or tracing paper
  • Ruler

Start by creating a paper pattern piece.

Measure out 34 by 6 1/4″ and a piece 8 by 6 1/4″. Round the square ends, I have used a bowl – ensure each side is rounded evenly.

Cut out of your denim one main body piece and two pocket pieces.

Cut out of your cotton – one body piece and two pockets. Cut out the same pieces for your insulating fabric. Pin the layers together.

If you are making your own bias binding cut out 1 1/4 strips on the bias.

Join your strips together to make bias binding, you will need approximately 90″

Fold the edges in and press, this is easier if you have a bias binder maker.

Unfold, pin along the edge of your pocket piece. Stitch, then fold over, in and hand stitch to finish.

Place the pocket pieces onto the main fabric piece. Pin the bias binding in place, bending around the corners.

Cut a strip of bias binding 3″ long, fold in half so the raw edges are enfolded. Stitch. Fold in half, place halfway along one of the long edges of the oven gloves, between the bias binding and oven glove.

Stitch all around the oven gove. When your bias binding meets, pin and stitch at 90 degrees to the edge.

Trim then fold over as per the rest.

Finish the oven glove with hand stitching the bias binding in place on the opposite side.

DIY Denim Oven Gloves - old jeans project, Oven Glove sewing pattern

If you are a contemplating making a gift set for a friend or family member for Christmas, you can pair the oven gloves with sandwich wraps, insulated lunch bag, and a cutlery bag.

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1 Comment

  1. December 31, 2018 / 11:13 am

    This is my favourite design for oven mitts – with denim, even better. Must try this.

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