Paisley Oven Mitt

So I absolutely, positively, totally fell head over heels in love with this fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby!
(Don’t tell my husband- he may get jealous!)
Have you ever come across a pattern that you just love so much you want to cover everything in it?
Well, that’s how I feel about this fabric!
So far I’ve used it for my Kitchen Stand, this oven mitt, pot holders (I’ll be posting those soon), and embellishing a kitchen towel (post coming too).
I’m thinking of using it for a step stool, a spoon rest, oh and maybe some curtains, ooooh and maybe some EAT letters for the wall… too much?
My old pot holders and oven mitt were

disgusting!  They have been severely abused- they’re stained, burned, torn…

The outside my be ugly but the thermabond is still good- so I decided why not just re-cover them…
First, I cut the Oven mitt open along the seam.
Then I measure it so I could cut a large enough piece of fabric to cover it.

This is the tricky part- you want to pin the fabric to the mitt so you can sew it on.  I found that the curve along the bottom needed little slits so it would lay flat.  

Now the thumbs, you have to be extra careful and make sure that you spread them wide before cutting so there is plenty of fabric for each side.

I decided to embellish the top with a bar mop towel that I found at the Dollar Tree- perfect match!

I made sure to sew all the way around- although, looking back, I would have left more of the bar mop on the inside- the ends like to poke out a bit when you pull the oven mitt off.

Next, I sewed the oven mitt closed with the fabric inside to create a clean seam.

Finally, I just flipped it rightside out so the pretty fabric was on the outside.  I did have to add a little piece of the bar mop to the thumb where I didn’t cut the fabric well enough and some of the old fabric was showing through.

But I’d say it was a HUGE improvement!

Posts may include affiliate links. Serendipity and Spice earns a few cents on the dollar if readers purchase the items I recommend at no additional cost to you.
Where I Shop- (1)
Thrive Market - It's like the Costco of organics...this is where I get all of my sugar, flour, baking supplies, kids snacks, etc.
Zaycon Foods- This is where I buy most of my meat products in bulk.  The quality is amazing and the prices just can't be beat!  I mean, $1.89 a pound for boneless all-natural chicken breasts!!  It is bulk but you can always split with a friend or make up a bunch of freezer meals like I do-- subscribe to the newletter as I'll be sharing a bunch of delicious recipes, healthy ideas, family fun, and more!
Make sure you check out the Serendipity and Spice Pinterest board for more great posts! Follow Melissa @Serendipity and Spice's board Serendipity and Spice © on Pinterest.


  1. Holly Lefevre says

    You had me at paisley! LOVE the fabric…LOVE how you refashioned/repurposed the old mitt! Brilliant. Featuring you on Tickled pink this weekend.

  2. says

    I have NEVER thought to recover an oven mitt. You’re a genius! I love it. Mine are all old and nasty and never really matched anything in the first place. This will have to go on my to-do list.

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

  3. Stacey says

    That is a really clever idea and I agree – that fabric is wicked cool! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations party – please come back Thursday to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  4. says

    what a great idea. I’m embarrassed to say that I only own one oven mitt that I’ve had since college. I definitely need more!


  5. Carrie says

    What a great idea to cover your old ones with a fabric you love!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

  6. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    Beautiful fabric and i LOVE that you updated that old mitt rather than throwing it away! Way to R3!!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up!
    “Kiss Me I’m Irish” linky party now open

  7. says

    I love this! My oven mitts are in pretty sorry shape, and I was thinking about trashing them and getting some new ones, but now I think I’ll just recover them!

  8. Lisa says

    I have a weakness for paisley too and i think I saw this print there! Cute idea to recover your mitts!

  9. says

    Sooooo cute!! Love the fabric! I’m going to have to check out this Hobby Lobby, I read so much about it!! I don’t think we have them in Canada….but maybe across the border! Thanks for the inspiration!


  10. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Hi, Melissa, thanks for stopping by. Great to meet you & yes, I would be interested in meeting some bloggers so if you get a dinner together, let me know. I’ll come!

  11. Four Marrs and One Venus says

    Look at you go! I love this idea!! That fabric is yes… adorable and a must have! Humm… Hobby Lobby you said!? I might have to make a trip! Love the colors and pattern! Great job on these, I love them!

  12. AaReAn says

    Im such a sucker for paisley fabric too! I just made some pillows with the design and I LOVE them. Great minds think alike 🙂

    come check out my Color Issue blog…I think youd really enjoy it!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *