Manscaping Apron & Oven Mitts

Created By:

Sam Fung - Janome Education Department

Skill Level: Intermediate

Michael Miller's "Manscaping" fabric served as inspiration for these fun "just for him" accessories. The unshaved man in your life will get a chuckle out of these great grilling and cooking accessories!

Janome Supplies Required

Janome Supplies Required

  • Any Janome sewing machine with a blanket stitch
  • Zig-Zag foot A
  • Open Toe Satin Stitch foot F2
  • Even Feed foot
  • Quilting Bar
  • Blue Tip needle 75/11
Fabric and Notions Required

Fabric and Notions Required

  • Burda 8125 - View B for Oven Mitts
  • - View C for Apron
  • Matching all purpose sewing thread
  • Marking pencil
  • Straight pins
  • Mustache pattern (download link)

Fabric for Oven Mitts

  • 45/45” print fabric - ½ yd.
  • 44/45” solid fabric - ½ yd.
  • ½ yd. Insul-bright Insulated lining

Fabric for Apron

  • 45/45” print fabric - 1 ¼ yd.
  • 44/45” solid fabric - 1/3 yd. for pocket
  • 1/3 yd. fusible interfacing
  • 4” X 12” black fabric for mustache
  • 4” X 12” paper backed fusible web
  • 1 package of double fold bias tape



Oven Mitt

  1. Cut two 1” X 18” strips from printed or solid fabric on the straight of grain.
  2. Fold strips in half lengthwise (wrong sides together) and press with iron.
  3. Open up and press each of the raw edges toward the center fold. You will end up with a ¼” double fold strip.
  4. On the printed fabric, use a fabric marking pen to draw an X in the center of the fabric, extending it to the fabric edge.
  5. Make a quilt sandwich by placing solid fabric on bottom, right side down, then insulated lining, and printed fabric on top. Pin through all layers to hold together.
  6. Attach Even Feed foot. Insert quilting bar and set 1” from center needle position.
  7. Select straight stitch. Adjust stitch length to 4.0.
  8. Sew on one of the lines you just marked on the printed fabric.
  9. Place the sewn line under the quilting bar guide. Sew another line of stitches, using the previous row of stitches as your guide. Repeat sewing lines of stitches until the fabric is covered.
  10. Repeat this process on the other side of the marked X. When complete the fabric will be a quilted diamond shaped grid.
  11. Cut 4 of the mitt pieces from the pattern.
  12. With right sides together pin two of the mitt pieces together; start sewing on the thumb side with a 3/8” seam allowance stopping 4” from the end. Trim seam allowances to 3/16”.
  13. Bind the top of the mitt with the ¼” X 18” fabric from step 1. Leaving a 1” tail of binding at beginning and end, place top of mitt edge inside of folded binding, pin in place and stitch. Leave a ¾” opening at seam line on thumb side of mitt.
  14. Bring the loose ends of binding together and sew them together.
  15. Take the piece that you cut and form a loop. Insert raw edges of loop into ¾” opening of binding opening. Pin in place and sew the rest of the binding at the top closed.
  16. Repeat the same steps for the next mitt.


  1. Cut apron out of printed fabric, and pocket from fusible interfacing.
  2. Fuse interfacing to wrong side of pocket fabric, and cut out 2 pocket pieces. One will not have the interfacing.
  3. Fuse webbing to back of black fabric following manufacturing directions.
  4. Download and cut out mustache template.
  5. Trace mustache to back of black fabric and cut out.
  6. Take the pocket piece with interfacing and center mustache onto the front and fuse in place.
  7. Attach Open Toe Satin Stitch foot F2. Select the applique/blanket stitch and sew around the mustache.
  8. With right sides together, pin both pocket pieces together. Sew around the pocket using a 3/8” seam allowance. Leave a 3” opening. Trim corners and turn inside out. Press.
  9. Mark packet placement from pattern onto front of apron.
  10. Attach Zig-Zag foot A. Pin pocket in place and topstitch close to edge of pocket being careful to make sure the opening seams are straight. Stitch with a ¼” around the 3 sides again.
  11. Bind the curved edges and top of the apron with the pre folded bias tape. Start with the 2 curved edges first. On the top edge, fold the beginning and end of bias tape ½” in before stitching.
  12. Press the bottom and side seams 3/8” towards the wrong side. Open up and turn the raw edges toward the folded edge, press in place.
  13. Stitch down close to folded edge.
  14. With right sides together stitch the 2 short ends of the apron ties together first. Then stitch the long edges leaving an opening in the middle for turning.
  15. Trim corners and turn inside out. Sew opening close. Do this for all 3 pieces.
  16. Take the 2 long pieces and stitch to the sides of the apron.
  17. Take the remaining bands and attach to the top 2 edges of the apron.


Everyone is Talking about Manscaping Apron & Oven Mitts

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

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I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!
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Sunday, February 24, 2019

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

My Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 is fantastic! I love, love, love this machine! When I came across the Eye for and Eye embroidery design today, I wanted to make it. However, the embroidery file is missing. Nothing downloads when I select the download button. Please help!
Treat Bag fun!
Monday, August 16, 2021

I made the Halloween treat bag for my new granddaughter and I’m sure it will last for years. No embroidery machine so I appliquéd the lettering. Need a little more skirt fabric for a better gathered look, and I used thin double-bias tape for the skirt hem, over edge stitch on skirt sides. I’m pleased with my results!
Very helpful tutorial
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

I want to say thank you for teaching me this method of applique. I was able to do it with a small letters. This method is the best so far from all of those I've seen and tried.
So useful
Thursday, November 30, 2023

I'd like to express my gratitude for teaching me this appliqué method. I successfully applied it with small letters, and, so far, it's the most effective among all the methods I've seen and tried.

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