This is what I *was* planning to make as Christmas gifts. However, I'm slowly accepting the reality that I can't do all the sewing I'd like to AND get us prepared to move to another country. Sigh. So here it is - 1 oven mitt. Merry Christmas to us.
I used some of my old jeans as fabric and some light weight vintage canvas for the inside. I used Insul-Bright batting. I followed the procedure in Denyse Schmidt's book although I made my own template - just traced a Crate and Barrel oven mitt we have. I also used bias tape to finish the edge. Must have looked at this tutorial 5 times trying to get it right. In the end I decided that bias tape was not my best friend and was not invited to my birthday party. Sewing the rest of the mitt was a breeze.