It won't win any awards, and I will definitely be buying my next hot pad and oven mitt at the store rather than make another, but this one does match my apron perfectly:
|Hot/oven mitt done|
Logistical note on construction: make the inside layer smaller than the outside one. (Should I make that a Sgt Obvious tip as well?) Have an extra sewing needle on hand - the batting dulls a needle faster than topstitching canvas and buckram do!
While procrastinating on sewing the hot mitt, I have also been using my crochet hooks to make useful kitchen items:
|Lumpy (textured) dishcloths|
|Swiffer pad with textured bottom|
|Swiffer pad, top|