Gloves will never go out of style, and the right pair will add a bit of oomph to your cold weather ensemble. I purchased this pair at a local thrift for $1.50. With a few fur pieces I found at my grandmother’s, and a pair of scissors, I whipped these bad boys up and loved the results.
I sure hope you attempt this one. Even without the fur, these are versatile and super easy.
You will need:
- Leather gloves (I found mine at a thrift for $1.50. Just make sure yours fit snug.)
- Leather glue (Although I’m sure superglue or hot glue will work.)
- Needle and thread if you decide to add fur
- Optional: Fur (I found a few random pieces at my great grandmothers. Not sure if it’s real, but I used it.)
Step 1: Before
Here are the gloves I began with.
Step 2: Doodle
And here is my little doodle, mapping out what I planned to do. Note: This is a top view, hence only 4 fingers. :-)
Step 3: Trace
Trace the half circle onto the tops of the gloves. I used a pencil to do this.
Step 4: Cut
I removed the strap and cut out the half circle. PLEASE NOTE, I did not cut on the line, instead I left about a quarter of an inch from the outline so that I could fold the quarter inch under. This gives a more finished look. I used leather glue to keep everything in place. Feel free to cut along your outline if you want a more jagged look.
Step 5: Stitch
I folded the tops of the gloves down to make them a little shorter. I then stitched the fur around the wrist.
Step 6: Repeat
Repeat process with other glove.