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How to make a pair of children’s play oven gloves in 5 minutes flat!

oven glovesFor his second birthday, I bought my little man a play kitchen. He absolutely love it and still a year later, he still plays with it. He really gets into his play and the one accessory that he didn’t have was a pair of oven gloves. He used to take mine from the kitchen all the time and I don’t know about you, but despite washing them all the time, they 9 times out of 10, had some kind of food on them which looked gross  for play dates! Also, I could never find them when I needed them as they were in a  cupboard or drawer!

So I made him his own pair which he loved and really sweetly, a friend asked me to make a pair for her son

***Now, I feel the need for some kind of disclaimer here- I have had no  sewing training or classes, I wing it and have no idea how to make a  proper pattern or anything! This is basically one Mum sharing to other Mum’s, how to make something that looks OK and does the job. Most young children won’t nit pick any mistakes!

You will need:

  1. a piece of fabric 19 inches by 5 inches
  2. a second piece of fabric, at least 10 inches by 5 inches
  3. sewing pins
  4. a sewing machine or a needle and thread


Find a piece of fabric. I used fleece as it doesn’t fray. Cut it 19 inches by 5 inches.


Then take your patterned fabric/ contrasting fabric or even the same stuff as above and cut two squares, 5 inches by 5 inches- these will be the pockets.


Trim one edge of the squares with pinking shears to stop them from fraying. If you don’t have pinking shears, you could sew a tiny hem or just leave it and hope for the best!


Turn the squares upside down, on top of the long piece of fabric. Pin them in place and then shape the pockets by cutting the corners off.


That’s all the prep done! Its time to sew. Sew around both pockets, except for the two edges that you have pinked or hemmed or winged it!


Done diddly done done. Turn the pockets inside out and that’s it. You have made a pair of play oven gloves! They may not look perfect but your little one won’t mind- I bet they’ll love them.


***One last thing. Please make sure that you tell your little one that they are only pretend and will not protect their hands from a real oven.***

Please let me know if you make a pair and tell me how you got on. Did you manage to make them in 5 minutes?!








  1. So glad I found your Blog yesterday 🙂
    This is a brilliant idea, Thank you. I will add it to my list of things I want to make 🙂

    1. Oh thank you Wendy. It’s such a quick project and the kids seem to love them.

  2. Thank you Hannah, just made these for my granddaughter, simple and quick to make. Perfect little make for her play kitchen

  3. Brilliant idea thanks Hannah!
    I made these using an old waffle cotton tea towell and some contrasting material I found floating around in my sewing box.
    I first thought about these when my Great Niece was playing with a posh pair in a play area at a cafe’,I thought they can’t be too difficult to make and when I found your site to show me how, I was delighted!

    1. Thank you so much for commenting Davina! I can’t tell you how much I loved reading your comment and that my tutorial helped you!

  4. Thank you for this pattern! It’s my daughter’s third birthday next month and, even as a novice on the sewing machine, this took less than an hour. I’m now going to look for an apron pattern and tea towel towards her birthday box. Thanks!

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