Handstitched floral ovenglove

Make these pretty accessories for a charming summer barbecue

Ahhh, summer. It’s the season of barbecues, picnics and eating outside – until the British weather intervenes, of course! While it lasts we’re making the most of the long evenings and eating al fresco, and Amanda Walker has come up with some brilliant barbecue accessories to add a girly touch to your table spread. With the help of a few lanterns, tealights, flowers and pretty napkins, you can create a special scene at little cost!

You’ll need
    • Two different patterned fabrics
    • White cotton fabric
    • Ruler and pencil
    • Scissors and pins
    • Sewing machine and matching thread
    • Small piece of wadding
    • Jam jar
    • PVA Glue
    1. Use the template provided on our website to cut out one pair of glove shapes in the face fabric, (one shape spotty and one shape floral), one pair in the white lining fabric and one pair in wadding. As our floral fabric has a stripe in it, a strip has been cut and stitched horizontally across the base of each glove shape to add interest.

    2. Lay the two face fabric gloves together with the right side of the fabric facing each other and a wadding glove shape on either side; pin the layers together. Stitch with a 5mm seam allowance around the outer edges, leaving the base of the glove open.

    3. To make the lining, lay the two glove shapes together and stitch as before around the outer edges, this time leaving a 5cm gap in the stitching line on the straight part of the side of the glove.

    4. Clip the seam allowance around all the thumb of the glove and turn the face fabric glove to the right side. Tease out any curves, then press.

    5. Place the turned glove inside the un-turned lining glove, matching the side seams together. Make a hanging loop made from a scrap of the fabric and position between the outer glove and the lining, at the base of the glove. Pin and then stitch around the opening.

    6. Turn the glove to the right side through the gap left in the lining. Close this gap by either hand slip or edge stitching on the sewing machine and then push the lining inside the glove.