The Craft Patch: Ruffled Gloves Tutorial

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ruffled Gloves Tutorial

...because sometimes a girl just needs something a little fancy when she's up to her elbows in dirty dishes.

These gloves would make a great gift. You could easily do the same thing to a pair of gardening gloves for that gardening enthusiast in your life or a pair of regular winter gloves. How cute would that be?!

Materials needed are shown in the picture below. For reference, the grid is one inch squares.

Step 1: Fold strips in half. Press. Unfold them and press each outside egde with a little fold, as shown here:Then fold the whole thing together and press one more time, just to make sure all the folds are crisp.

Step 2: Sew the strip ends together to form a circle. Press again.

Step 3: Gather the strips by sewing a gathering stitch around the edge of the fabric (on the side that opens, not the folded side). This will also be what sews the strip openings closed.

Step 4: Sew the gathered strips around the top of the glove. I had trouble with the rubber glove ripping when I did a straight stitch. So I switched to a zig zag stitch and did it just around the lip at the edge of the glove. This worked much better.
That's all it takes. Aren't they so cheerful? It's almost enough to make me want to wash dishes. Well, almost.

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