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Cast Iron Skillet Handle Mitt

An insulated handle cover for cast iron skillets and other all metal pans
Active Time30 mins
Yield: 1 handle mitt

Equipment

  • Pair of scissors
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine

Materials

  • 2 piece 8"x7" Woven material either cotton or linen
  • 1 piece 3"x1" matching material for hand tag
  • 2 piece 8"x7" insulating batting

Instructions

  • Cut out all your piece to match, 2 cotton pieces and 2 batting pieces
    4 pieces of material
  • Cut your fabric for your hang tag and fold over longways and press
  • Fold each edge in towards the center fold like a double fold bias tape and press
  • sew the open edge together with a top stitch
    tag fabric sewn on one side
  • Place your two pieces of cotton fabric with right sides together, the piece on the top will be your lining
  • Fold your sewn hang tag in half and sandwich it in between the two cotton layers, place on the inside with the edges lined up with the top edge of the 7" side and pin in place about an inch in from one side
    two pieces of fabric with hand tab in between
  • Place your cotton stack on top of the two layers of insulating batting and pin everything together
  • Sew along the top edge sewing together all 4 layers including the ends of the hang tab
  • Open up the cotton layer so the right sides of both sides of the fabric are facing up and press lightly
  • Fold the entire in half lengthwise making a long tube
    layers folded over into long tube
  • Sew along both ends, you can sew it straight or round the corners a bit
  • Sew down the long edge leaving a 2 inch gap in the lining layer for turning the whole thing right side out. Trim the corners slightly.
  • Using the gap you left open turn the whole thing inside out, this will take some work since one end has many layers.
    tueb turned right sides out with bunny fabric
  • Once right side out use a topstitch or stitch by hand to close up the gap
  • Push the lining layer inside the rest of the tube.
    finished cast iron skillet handle mitt with bunny in brambles on it
  • Optional* use a top stitch to stitch along the upper edge for a neat finish.