Aprons are good for many things. For instance, they are good for helping you keep splashes of food off of your clothes while you’re cooking, giving you quick place to wipe flour off your hands and, if they have pockets, a place to stash a whisk, microplane or can opener until you need it. In the Oven Mitt Apron, classic aprons get a new functionality, doubling as potholders and making aprons an even more multipurpose kitchen item. The apron has thickly padded oven mitts built right into it, with pockets behind so that you can easily slip them on and grab a hot pan or baking sheet. Compared to a more traditional apron, it does look a bit silly when the potholder parts are dangling down – the look more like pant legs than a skirt – but they will definitely come in handy and there is nothing silly about not burning yourself in the kitchen!
The apron is made from cotton and is unisex, coming in just one size with an adjustable band at the waist. It has a more masculine look to it than many aprons, so it might be a good choice for someone who likes to grill and might need a little protection from hot grates and hot dishes.
CarolineNovember 18, 2010
At least you’ll never be searching for lost oven mitts again!
BethanyNovember 18, 2010
Anyone interested in a DIY version can check out this site: http://www.themotherhuddle.com/tutorial-pleated-apron-with-built-in-hot-pads/. Found via Sew, Mama, Sew: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=12075
KarinaNovember 18, 2010
Isn’t that the cleverest thing I ever did see! Love it!
pattyannNovember 18, 2010
Love it!! It is a great idea for Christmas. I can’t tell you how many times I can’t find the pot holders when I need them. This would take care of that!!
KelseyNovember 18, 2010
LOVE! What a cute idea.