Saturday, May 22, 2010

Shabby Gloves Tutorial

You will need a pair of good quality rubber gloves and a fat quarter of fabric.

And some trim - enough to go around the wrist of the gloves approximately 50cm will do both gloves.

If you need a sewing assistant make sure that they are ready to supervise. Are you ready Dreamer?

Trim off the Selvedge.

Cut 2 X 6 Inch Wide pieces from the longest side of the fat quarter. The following instructions are to complete the first glove. You will need to repeat them all for the second glove.

Fold over the short ends and press.

Then fold in half with wrong sides together and press.

This is how it should look.

Sew a gathering stitch along the raw edge of the folded strip about 1/8" from the edge.

Measure the width of the glove - Then double.

Gather the strip to meqasure 1" longer than the circumference of the wrist of the glove.

Pin the raw edge about 1/2" up from the edge of the glove. Sew along where the 2 ends meet.

Sew all the way around 1/4" from the the raw edge.

Remove the pins.

Check to make sure that your sewing assistant is still paying attention.

Pin the trim around so that it covers the raw edge and the previously sewn line.

Stitch in place.

Repeat for the other glove.

And Voila - You now have some super pretty housework gloves.

These will make a fantastic low cost gift - Experiment with colours and trims for a different look.
I hope that you have enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial.


retdairyqueen said...

What a great gift idea

Vicki ♥ said...

They look fabulous Fee....such a good idea :) hugsssss Vicki xoxoxox

Jo in TAS said...

Cleaning in style, I like it!!

Sandra Henderson said...

What a neat idea! We have "dollar stores" here to buy these gloves! Such an inexpensive, very thoughtful gift idea. I'm on it! :)
More, More, More ideas! lol
Love your kitty, so cute.
I'll have to see what ideas I can come up with. My aunt use to make these "bloomers" out of dishtowels and ribbon. There was a little poem attached. I'll email her. :)

Unknown said...

Very cute. That's called doing the dishes in style. lol

Allie said...

I LOVE this - I need to find me some pink gloves!!! Mine are hospital green, there's no way to make those pretty, lol. This is too darling!

Micki said...

This would be the ideal gift for someone.
Thanks for the tutorial!

Srinity said...

So cute! And your sewing assistant is also cute. :D
Where did you buy those pretty pins?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh that is one awesome idea.....must make a pair of these...

Cheryl said...

OH cute!! Too pretty for housework, you'll need two pairs.. one for 'work' and one just for 'pretty' :)
Your little supervisor is working hard keeping you motivated, funny little things aren't they? Dreamer ~ what a perfect name :)
love Cheryl x