I bought a 30cm length of the fabric which was the smallest amount they would sell. This was more than enough for my purposes but what the heck I'm sure I can find other uses for it. I also purchased a length 8cm thick quilted polyester wadding which luckily for me was in the remnant bin.
|The fabrics I selected note the quilted polyester wadding|
To make the glove I began by creating a template. I used my husbands hand and added about 2cms creating a mitten shape as shown below
|The glove template|
Having the template I then cut out 4 of these shapes from the fabric, 2 from the printed fabric and two of the quilted wadding. If you cannot get quilted wadding you simply create three layers using your printed fabric polyester wadding and then plain cotton for lining.
|The fabric cut out|
|The polyester quilted wadding cut out|
Once you have your shapes cut out its time to assemble them. Turn printed fabric with right sides facing and tack together leaving a narrow seam allowance of approx 1/2 cm. Do the same with the quilted wadding. Once tacked machine or hand sew together the pieces. You will then have two mitten shapes
|Tack before sewing either by hand or with a machine|
Turn the printed fabric mitten shape so the right sides is facing out wards.but leave the polyester wadding with the lined side on the inside. If you are using three layers of material (fabric, wadding and lining) you will need to stitch the wadding to the lining first and then stitch the two halves of the lining mit together.
|Stitch fabric and wadding using a machine or hand sew|
The next step is simply like putting two mittens onto one hand. First place the quilted wadding glove/mit onto you hand making sure your thumb is pushed well into the thumb of the glove/mit and the lining is on the inside. Then take the printed fabric glove/mit over the lining glove/mit
|The effect is to create a layer of lining wadding then fabric|
To finish off the glove stitch bias binding around the bottom of the glove trimming off any excess of the lining to give a smooth finish
|Stitch bias around bottom of glove/mit to finish|
As you can see from the picture below I also made a tea cosy using the same principles as I used with the oven glove/mit
|The finished items|
I am rather pleased with the end result. I was also thinking these might make an ideal Mothers Day gift.I would also add flowers or pretty perfume as I for one would not want to suggest a woman should be only be given domestic household things as gifts.