My little brother is moving into his very first house with five other guys and there's not a potholder to be found in the place. So I took it upon myself to make him a couple.
For one mitt (I made two, so sorry if one or two of the pictures are confusing because of that) you will need:
2 outside fabrics measuring about 10" x 11"
2 inside fabrics (I used cozy flannel, but I think it would have looked better if it was closer in color to the outside fabric) measuring 10" x 11"
Inside binding (mine is yellow) measuring 8" x 3"
Outside binding (mine is blue) measuring 30+" x 2 1/2"
lots of batting for the inside
This bold blue mitt was what I was copying. Now take one of the outside ovals and cute the hand entrance like so:
Now use that piece as your guide to cut one of your inside ovals:
If you were making TWO mitts like I was, you would have the following:
Set one of your pacman shaped pieces on top of *one* piece of batting and cut the batting over a 1/4" wider than your fabric.
Put your opposite fabric on the opposite side, like so:
Pin it GOOD and set aside.
Now do the same as above with your two oval pieces but put *three* layers of batting in the middle.
Now sew all the way around both your pinned up pieces. I made my seam the width of the sewing foot. Then trim the excess batting away.
For the binding, I think I'm best off to send you to this binding tutorial. It's FABULOUS.
I'll let you go on your own until you have it looking somewhat like this:
Now pin your pacman piece to your oval and put on the outside binding.
It should look something like this on top:
And like this on the other side, once you've folded the binding around to the back.
Now hand sew the back of the binding and you're done!