This is part 1 of the DIY oven mitts series, looking at what fabrics and materials you need. It's based on what professional stores use to sew oven mitts, gloves, potholders, and hot pads. Read this post to confidently buy the right outer fabric and batting for this sewing project. Oven mitts are great DIY gift ideas for the Christmas holidays, birthdays, mothers day etc. They're also a useful sewing project for your home.