Now that summer is finally here it is time to dust off the barbecue and here is the perfect accompaniment to keep the barbecue chef free from accidental burns and looking good!
The finished gauntlet glove is 7″ wide by 14″ long. To make your own gauntlet oven glove you will you need the following ;
- 0.5m Marcelle fabric in charcoal
- 0.5m Savanna fabric in cloud blue
- 0.5m wadding
- 0.5m insulated wadding
- 0.25m plain fabric for binding
You will also need a walking foot for the sewing machine to quilt the layers of the glove and a compass to create the curved edges.
Step 1 – Cutting the fabric
From each of the 0.5m fabrics and wadding cut the following ;
- 1 rectangle 14.5″ x 7.5″
- 1 rectangle 11.5″ x 7.5″
- 1 rectangle 12.5″ x 7.5″
From the plain fabric for binding cut 2 strips 2.5″ x WOF (width of fabric), then subcut these into the following ;
- 1 strip 2.5″ x 28″
- 1 strip 2.5″ x 23″
- 1 strip 2.5″ x 4″
- 2 strips 2.5″ x 7.5″
Step 2 – Quilting the fabric
Layer up the matching rectangles in the following order ;
- Top - Marcelle fabric right side up
- Second- Insulated wadding shiny side up
- Third - Wadding
- Bottom – Savanna fabric right side down
Baste the layers together with curved basting pins or large basting stitches. Using your walking foot quilt the layers together. (I quilted randomly spaced straight lines to echo the design of the fabric. I alternated the direction of the stitching to reduce any bunching of the fabric too.)
Trim the quilted rectangle to 7.25″ width. Using a compass, measure and mark a 3.75″ half circle at the top end of the quilted rectangle. Cut away the fabric beyond the marked line. Set aside.
Repeat the above steps for the 7.5″ x 11.5″ rectangle.
Quilt the remaining 7.5″ x 12.5″ rectangle as before. Using the compass measure and mark a 3.75″ half circle at both ends of the rectangle. Cut away the fabric beyond the marked lines as before.
Step 3 – Constructing the glove tongue
Measure and mark 7.5″ from the top of one curved edge at each side of the double-curved piece. Lay the trimmed 7.25″ x 14.5″ glove piece right side down and matching the curved edges layer the double-curved glove piece on top right sides up. The marked edges will be furthest from the top edge. With a 0.25″ seam allowance, stitch from one mark to the other around the top curved edge.
Fold the unstitched portion of the 14.5″ glove piece back. With the lining sides together match the second curved edge of the double-curved glove piece with the curved edge of the 11.5″ glove piece. Pin and stitch around the curved edge starting and finishing at the marks again.
Step 4 – Constructing the glove
Fold the 2.5″ x 7.5″ strips in half lengthways. Press. Open out the strips and fold the lengthways raw edges in to the centre fold. Enclosing the bottom raw edge of the glove in the folded binding, pin and stitch the binding across the bottom edges of the glove. Fold the shorter curved edge towards the longer curved edge and stitch down each side of the glove from the point where the seams are marked.
Step 5 – Binding the glove
Fold the 2.5″ x 23″ binding strip in half lengthways and press. Leaving a 1″ tail that will be enclosed later, matching the raw edges pin and stitch the binding strip around the exterior of the glove starting and stopping at the marks made in Step 3 above.
Fold the binding strip over to the inner edge of the glove and stitch to secure. Fold the short ends of the 2.5″ x 28″ binding strip in by 0.25″ and press. Fold the strip in half lengthways and press. Matching the raw edges as before, and matching the folded edge with the bound bottom edge of the glove, pin the binding to the sides and curved edge of the shorter curve. Stitch from the bottom edge to where you marked previously. Lock stitch or backstitch to secure the binding. Remove the glove from your sewing machine and fold back the glove part bound in the previous step. Stitch the binding strip around the curve to the opposite marked point. Lockstitch or backstitch to secure. Remove from the machine, fold the glove back out of the way of the needle again and stitch to the second bottom edge. Fold the binding over and stitch as before, stopping and starting at the point where the arm of the glove meets the inner tongue.
Step 6 – Attaching the hanging loop
Fold in the short ends of the 2.5″ x 4″ strip as before. Fold the strip in half lengthways and press, open out and fold the raw edges in to the centre fold and press. Stitch along each long side of the strip with a 0.125″ seam allowance. Fold the stitched strip in half widthways. Stitching in a box formation attach the hanging loop to the corner of the gauntlet glove.
Set the coals alight and get ready to enjoy dining in the sunshine! If you like this and would like to see more of my projects you will find me posting on my stitching, travels and life in general at Celtic Thistle Stitches