One of the things I love to do every season is change out my kitchen linens, which can get expensive so for Part 2 of my Fall Decor on a Budget series I decided to make an apron and coordinating oven mitts.
I decided to make them from a dishtowel and mitts I purchased for less than $5 total at Dollar General and the Dollar Tree.
For the apron I used my dishtowel apron pattern which is super quick and easy. I just recently added it to my Craftsy pattern shop.
My dollar store oven mitts got a style upgrade with the leftover scraps from my apron. For the gloved mitt, I took a cue from a great post I found over at the36thavenue.com .
For the square mitt I had some left over Kaffee Fassett fabric in a beautiful leaf print from making some valances for the windows above my kitchen nook last year.
I know it's not the best pic - but it's gloomy and raining outside today - hey it's Fall! :-)
I found a leaf I liked and then ironed some fusible web to the wrong side of my scrap and then fussy cut around the leaf shape.
Forgot to take a pic of this step sorry! :-(
Next, I added a strip of orange polka dot fabric; left over from my apron project along the bottom of the mitt. I then machine stitched it in place and left the edges raw. Finally, I ironed leaf onto the square mitt and did some machine stitching along the outside edge and along veins for added dimension.
I love these projects because you can quickly and easily transform discount store kitchen linens into fabulous kitchen accessories all for $10 or less and don't forget to use up those fabric scraps! If you liked this post, be sure to check out my third post in this series - Harvest Fall Décor on a Budget Part 3 – Garden.