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15 Sewing Patterns for Potholders & Oven Mitts (8 Free!)

Here are the best sewing patterns I’ve found for potholders, hot pads, oven mitts, and double oven gloves. I’ve included free printable PDF patterns and physical paper ones.

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15+ potholder and oven mitt sewing patterns

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Potholder & hot pad sewing patterns / tutorials

Quilted circle potholder with pockets

3 christmas-themed circle potholders
Image courtesy of Polka Dot Chair

Buy now from Polka Dot Chair ($9.95 including other designs)

  • Approx. 8″ circle.
  • Quilted design.
  • Finished with bias binding.
  • Hand pocket.
  • Hanging loop included for easy storage.
  • 4 other christmas-inspired potholders are included in the bundle.

Sewing pattern bundles for potholders & oven mitts

Big kitchen bundle by McCall’s (paper pattern)

Images courtesy of McCall’s

Buy McCall’s M6978 from Amazon (printed pattern) OR buy the digital pattern from McCall’s ($17.95)

Note: the printed pattern from Amazon is cheaper than the digital pattern.

  • Double oven glove with a ‘pinch grip’ design and hanging loop.
  • 11.5″ long oven mitt with ‘pinch grip’ design.
  • Square potholder with hanging loop and bias binding finish.
  • 2 novelty potholders: a cupcake and a coffee mug.
  • This bundle also includes other kitchen items like an apron, towel, sack, etc. These aren’t pictured here.

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Oven mitt / glove sewing patterns

Long quilted oven mitt with lining (free digital pattern)

3 images: a printed oven mitt sewing pattern, a woman wearing a blue patterned oven mitt whilst holding a tray, and an oven mitt next to a tray of oranges.
Images courtesy of Suzy Quilts

Download the pdf pattern from Suzy Quilts ($0). Read the sewing instructions.

  • Long length that covers half the forearm.
  • Quilted design.
  • Fully lined. The lining is not attached to the top of the oven mitt, so it can be pulled out accidentally. I don’t think this is a big deal, however.
  • No bias binding is needed.
  • A hanging loop is included for easy storage. It’s made from ribbon.

Long quilted oven mitt for adults, kids, & dolls (free digital pattern)

A woman, child, and doll wearing red oven mitts. And a sewing pattern line drawing.
Images courtesy of Made for Mermaids and What Does She Do All Day

Download the pdf pattern from Made for Mermaids ($0). Read the sewing instructions.

  • 3 sizes: 1 for adults (10″ x 15″), 1 for children (9″ x 11″), and 1 for a doll (6″ x 6″).
  • It’s a long length that covers half of the forearm.
  • Quilted design.
  • The raw edges are finished with pinking shears and left uncovered.
  • Bias binding is needed to finish the bottom edge.
  • A hanging loop is included for easy storage.

Long oven mitt (free digital pattern)

an orange printed oven mitt, and a free sewing pattern line drawing.
Images courtesy of Craft & Fabric Links.

Download the pdf pattern from Craft & Fabric ($0)

  • It’s a long length. The finished mitt is approximately 8″ x 16″.
  • It’s lined, but the raw edges are still visible inside the mitt. These are finished with a zig zag stitch.
  • The bottom edge is finished with bias binding.
  • There are written instructions on how to create a hanging loop.

Short quilted oven mitt (free digital pattern)

Images courtesy of The Spruce Crafts

Download the pdf pattern by The Spruce Crafts ($0). Read the sewing tutorial.

  • It’s a hand-shaped design.
  • It’s a short length that covers the wrist.
  • A hanging loop is included for easy storage.
  • The raw edges inside the oven mitt aren’t covered. They’re left exposed.
  • Bias binding is needed for the bottom edge and hanging loop.

Here’s my hand compared to the pattern. (I measured the 1″ square to make sure I printed it the right size.)

a hand ontop of a free printed sewing pattern for oven mitts.

Short oven mitt with lining (free digital pattern)

a blue and grey oven mitt, and a sewing pattern line drawing.
Images courtesy of Bombazine

Download the pdf pattern from Bombazine ($0)

The sewing instructions are included with the printable pattern. It has illustrations for most steps.

  • It’s a short length that covers the wrist.
  • No bias binding is needed.
  • It’s fully lined. The lining is not attached to the top of the oven mitt, so it can be pulled out accidentally. I don’t think this is a big deal, however.
  • A hanging loop is included for easy storage.
  • Printable sewing instructions are included.

Long oven mitt pattern with animal faces (paper pattern)

colorful diy oven mitts with animal faces, and sewing pattern line drawings.
Images courtesy of Kwik Sew

Buy Kwik Sew K0238 from Something Delightful ($11.99)

  • It’s a physical paper pattern that’s shipped to you.
  • 3 fun applique animal faces: a dog, cat, and shark.
  • Quilted back.
  • ‘Pinch grip’ / puppet design.
  • A hanging loop is included for easy storage.

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Double oven mitt / glove sewing patterns

Double oven mitt with bias binding (free digital pattern)

2 double oven gloves in printed fabric, and a printed sewing pattern.
Images courtesy of Textile Express

Download the pdf pattern from Textile Express ($0). Watch the video tutorial.

  • Double oven glove with 2 hand pockets.
  • Unquilted design.
  • Hanging loop.
  • Bias binding is used to finish the raw edges. You need 2.5 meters (2.7 yards).

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