Sew A Spa Set Series #2: Bath Mitt Sewing Tutorial

Welcome to the first tutorial in our Sew A Spa Set Series! This post is the first of 6 tutorials of our Sew a Spa Set Series to help you sew some handmade items to pamper yourself of a loved one… We’re kicking off with a Bath Mitt Sewing Tutorial.

Our bath mitt even has a pocket for your bar of soap! You’ll need the free pattern to make this one, so request the Spa Set templates here

This washable bath mitt would make a fabulous handmade gift, especially if paired with the other items in our Sew a Spa Set Series

Sew a Bath Mitt Tutorial

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The spa set includes everything you need for a relaxing day or evening pampering yourself, or a loved one and would make a great gift.

Request the Sew a Spa Set Series Templates here

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We’ve used bamboo towelling to make the most of these useful Spa Set accessories as it’s super soft, absorbent, lends itself well to reusable items & it’s also environmentally friendly!

Read more about Bamboo Towelling in our full guide and gain some pro sewing tips too!

Read our 13 Tips for Sewing with Bamboo Towelling Fabric here

As well as a regular bath mitt you could also use this pattern to sew a fake tan mitt – just use a dark coloured microfibre, fine towelling or foam style fabric. Or omit the soap pocket and make a baby bath mitt.

We hope you enjoy sewing and gifting these handmade items!

Bath Mitt Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

You’ll find step by step written instructions below, but here’s a summary video to get you started

Important Notes:

  • 1cm /  ⅜” seam allowance throughout, unless directed.
  • We used an overlocker to finish our seams. If you don’t have an overlocker check out this post for other seam finishing options
  • For steps using machine sewing, straight stitch, backstitching at the start & end using stitch length 2.5 unless otherwise stated.
  • Prepare your fabrics as per manufacturer’s care advice – we recommend pre-washing all fabrics used in this project as they will be used to make items that will be washed frequently

To make this Bath Mitt You will need:

Sewing Kit You Will Need to Sew a Spa Set:

How to the Bath Mitt

1. Pre-wash your fabrics

We recommend pre-washing all fabrics used in this project as they will be used to make items that will be washed frequently

2. Print the bath mitt pattern

Print off your Bath Mitt pattern ensuring you print at 100%. If you haven’t already, request your pattern here.

Please note: This free pattern has been sized to print on A4 paper.

3. Cut your fabrics
  • Cut 1 x Mitt from Bamboo towelling
  • Cut 1 x Pocket from Bamboo Towelling
  • Cut 1 x Mitt from Quilting Cotton
4. Assemble The Bath Mitt
  • Hem the top of the pocket. Fold over and stitch in place the top edge of your pocket piece. 

2. Sew on your pocket.

  • Finish the remaining raw edges of your pocket with an overlocker or zig-zag stitch.
  • Place your pocket in the centre of the glove on the bamboo towelling mitt piece.

3. Sew the front and back mitts together

  • Place your patterned Cotton mitt piece RS (right side) together with the bamboo towelling mitt piece.
  • Sew up outer side of the mitt approximately 7cm / 3”
  • Lie out the part sewn mitt pieces flat.
  • Overlock or zig-zag the wrist edge of the mitt, then turn up 1cm / ⅜” and hem the wrist of the mitt
Sew the front and back mitts together 3
Sew the front and back mitts toghether 4
Sew the front and back mitts together 5
Sew the front and back mitts together 6

Sew the front and back mitts together 7

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5. Attach the Elastic
  • Measure & cut a piece of elastic to fit your wrist (an average size is about 20cm / 8”)
  • Mark up 2cm / 1” from the hem at the wrist of the mitt. This is where you will stitch the elastic.
  • Pull taut your elastic so it stretches across the full length of the wrist of your mitt and zig zag stitch in place. This can be a little tricky, but just keep stretching the elastic as you go. This method will give you a gathered elasticated wrist.
Attach the bath mitt elastic 1
Attach the bath mitt elastic 2
How to sew elastic in to a bath mitt with bamboo towelling 1
How to sew elastic in to a bath mitt with bamboo towelling 1
  • With RST, finish stitching around the edge of the remainder of the mitt and finish your seams as desired
How to sew elastic in to a bath mitt with bamboo towelling 3
Stitch around the edge of the remainder of the mitt

Finish Bath Mitt Seams
  • Turn the mitt right side out.

And you’re finished! Well done!

Keep your eyes peeled for the next tutorial in the Sew A Spa Set Series

Sew a Bath Headband

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