I finally decided to give oven gloves a go when I found a pattern template in a craft magazine. I duly cut out the pattern, sewed the bits together and wondered why it had taken me so long to make a pretty simple item. However, as I was looking at my glove, I couldn't help thinking the thumb looked a bit small. When I tried it on, the thumb was skin tight and I hadn't even lined the glove at that point. Looking at the pattern again, even that looked a bit out of proportion, so I don't think it was my sewing skills.
Having wasted some perfectly good fabric, I got annoyed with oven gloves and decided pot holders were far easier. How hard could a padded square be to make? Very easy as it turned out, until I came to put bias binding around the edge to hide the raw edges of the fabric. I had forgotten what a complete fiasco binding things is. Well maybe that is down to my sewing skills as lots of other people seem to make perfectly bias bound pot holders. I got even more annoyed and shelved the whole oven glove idea again.
The only tricky bit was pinning in the lining as I kept sticking myself with all of the pins. Next time tacking it will probably solve that issue. Yes, there will definitely be another and hopefully another after that until I realise that I really do need to make time to try out another item on my ideas list.