The photo above is not my amateur attempt at abstract art. Nope. It is a photo of 40 little oven mitt loops. Half the number I'll need for a new custom order for 80 (yes....EIGHTY!) oven mitts. They'll be given to attendees at a bridal shower. What a FUN project!!
I’ve been going a little crazy for the past two days trying to scrounge up 20 yards of discontinued fabric (the Plan A choice). Thankfully, because I knew it might be difficult (UNDERSTATEMENT!!) finding that many yards of discontinued fabric, my customer also chose a Plan B fabric. So the final deal is 40 oven mitts in Plan A fabric, and 40 oven mitts in Plan B fabric.
Not counting time spent searching for fabric, buying more supplies and Convo-ing my customer, I estimate it will take me 100 to 120 hours of prep and sewing time. SO---for the next few Fridays I will be sending out a Tally It Up post –- to keep me motivated to stay on task with this project. Hopefully, you’ll see growing stacks of oven mitts.
I’ll be off to a slow start – waiting for fabric shipments, traveling to SD to attend my uncle’s funeral July 2-3, spending time with visiting grandkids July 4, and celebrating a grandson’s birthday two days later. So I’ll need to shift my trusty Janome sewing machine into high gear to stay on pace. My goal for this week (given the travel and holiday) is to finish 20 mitts, with 30 the next week, and 30 the final week.
Have a great weekend!
LeAnn aka pasqueflower