On a piece of butcher's paper or on a blank piece of paper draw a rectangle 7 ½” x 4 ½”. Then cut out on the lines of the rectangle.
Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise and then again widthwise and cut an arc. Because the paper is folded you will end up with all corners the same.
Fold your fabric right sides together and iron the butcher's paper template, wax side down, to your fabric. Cut loosely around your template and then pin so that your bottom fabric won’t slip while you use scissors to cut your fabric pieces. I like to do two at a time cause it’s faster. If you are using regular paper pin and cut.
Cut one more shape from cotton batting, and another from Insulbrite. Note, do not iron the wax template to the batting because you won’t get it off again. It’s better to pin and cut. The reason I also use the Insulbrite batting is to give extra protection from heat. Make sure the shiny side is facing towards the part of the mitt that will be touching anything hot.
Now on your waxed paper, or other template, draw a line 3” from either end These end pieces will now become your template for the finger pieces of your mitt.
Using the same method as above cut 4 mitt pieces. Cut 2 pieces of batting the same shape, one for each mitt end. Insulbrite is not needed in the fingertip ends because it won't be in contact with anything hot.
Layer a mitt pieces wrong side up, a batting piece and a top piece right side up.
We are going to add the binding now. You can use any binding you wish. Since it won't be going around a curve you don't need to use bias binding, just a cut a strip of fabric 1 1/2" to 2"wide, iron each edge to the center and then fold in half and press again.
Open the binding out and pin to your mitt end. Pin and sew along the raw edge.
I made two. They are great for getting hot things out of the microwave but also good for carrying hot dishes to the table. They are so much less bulky than full sized oven mitts.
I don't know if I wrote this so you could understand or not. Hope I did.