1. OK, so this first bit has nothing to do with my old jeans! Cut a square of cotton 9 inches by 9 inches. I had a few scraps of this tea cup fabric left over from some coasters that I made for Christmas presents last year so I stitched them together to get my square.
2. Cut an 9" x 9" square from your old jeans.
3. You'll also need an 9" x 9" square in heavy duty wadding. If you haven't got the really thick stuff you could also use a couple of layers of less weighty wadding. I got mine from Fabricland in Brighton and I've been assured that it is 'combustion-modified', which basically means it won't burst into flames. Pretty crucial for an oven mitt.
6. Turn the open seam inwards half an inch, press and pin. In one corner I tucked in a folded piece of 1 inch wide fabric braid to form a hook.
7. Once pinned in place top stitch around the whole of the square about 5mm in from the edge. This will close up the open seam and hold the tag in place.