Y’all are in for a treat today-my fellow military wife Dawn from Designed by Dawn Nicole is guest posting with a tutorial for a great gift idea that even beginner sewers can create (I’m going to attempt this myself so you know it requires no advanced sewing skills!!)
Hi! I’m Dawn. I’m an Air Force wife and mom of three little ones four and under. I love cooking, crafting, running, and sewing…and blogging about it all over at Designed by Dawn Nicole. I’m excited to be here today sharing a sweet and simple handmade gift tutorial with you. With a little bit of fabric and ribbon, you can turn to a plain pair of rubber gloves into boutique-style “Fancy” dish gloves. They’d make an adorable Christmas or hostess gift, especially when paired with a nice dish and hand soap.
What You’ll Need to Make Your Own:
-One Pair of Rubber Dish Gloves (I got this Turquoise pair from Target)
-1/2 yard fabric
-Hot Glue Gun or FabricTac Glue
-Sewing Supplies (a regular needle will work fine on the thin latex)
Start by measuring the circumference of the opening of your gloves. Mine measured 10 inches around. You want to double that measurement and add 1 inch. This will determine the length of your fabric (21 inches for mine) and the width will be 6 1/2 inches. Cut two strips of fabric in this size (21 inches x 6 1/2 inches).
Next, fold one strip of fabric in half lengthwise and iron. Then open it up and with right sides together, pin the short ends and sew with a 1/4 inch seam. This will form a tube. Then fold your fabric back in half along the crease you made as shown below.
Now we’re going to ruffle the fabric along the raw edges. Set your machine stitch length to long (usually 5.0). Without backstitching, baste all the way around leaving a few inches of thread at the beginning and end. Pull gently on the bobbin thread to ruffle your fabric until the tube is about the same size as your glove opening. With raw edges together, pin the ruffle to the top of the glove. Sew with a 1/2 inch seam. After making several of these I found it worked best to use a longer stitch length of about 4.0 to easily sew on the latex and gently help it along since the latex is a bit “sticky”. Then serge or zig zag around the raw edge.
Flip up your ruffle and topstitch (using a 4.0 stitch length again). Finally, I hot glued ribbon right over the topstitching and glued a little bow in the middle to cover the seam of where the ribbon begins/ends. Then apply a little Fray Check to the ends of the bow. Repeat for the remaining glove and you’re all done!
Thanks Dawn!! Aren’t these great? I think they would make a fab DIY Christmas gift, or even a housewarming present!