A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 313,579
Currently Running With Scissors:
180 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: fire-resistant fabrics - OVEN MITTEN???  (Read 1310 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: February 29, 2012 02:21:47 AM »

Hey everyone!
I had a very old tracksuit made of polar fleece and I wonder if it would be suitable for making oven mittens. My father told me that he doesnt think so because that fabric has loads of plastic compounds and they would melt...
But do you think its ok if I cover it with another fabric (cotton, I guess) to keep the fleece isolated? What kind of fabrics do you usually use for handling with the kitchen?

Thank you for your help in advance!!!!

My tools, my hands
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5905
Joined: 23-May-2007

I've got a smile on my face & trees all around me

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012 07:58:00 AM »

I'm not certain but I believe cotton or wool would work, or special fire resistant fabrics.

Polyester will melt, that I do know. 

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

The only PhD I earned stands for Pretty Happy Dropout! Now starting new adventures!
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012 08:54:18 AM »

kjlutz is correct, you need to use only natural fibers. Anything with man-made or synthetic components will melt. So, it doesn't matter how much of what is layered with it, if it's poly anything you shouldn't put it anywhere on an oven mit. This includes the batting used inside of oven mits.

« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012 11:56:38 AM »

thanks a lot  Wink Ill follow your tips.

My tools, my hands
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
February 21, 2018 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Scarf
The Birds and The Bees

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.