floppy glove fix – tutorial

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So, my gloves don’t necessarily “fit like a glove”.
The thumbs are so long and floppy I can’t even wear the darn things without going nuts.
And no, I don’t have freakishly short thumbs.  They just fit poorly.
And yes, it would be easy to buy another pair.  But I keep forgetting 😀
What you’ll need:
  • ill fitting gloves you’re too forgetful to replace 🙂
  • needle and matching thread
  • pin
  • scissors
STEP ONE:  Turn your gloves inside out and place on hands
STEP TWO:  Insert pin just above the tip of your thumb or whatever fingers don’t fit (careful not to poke yourself!)
STEP THREE:  Starting at one end, stitch a curve for the new top of your finger piece.
STEP FOUR:  Snip off the end, and turn your gloves right side out again.
Tada!  They fit!!!

I’ll be linking up to these fab parties!


  1. Andrea Avatar

    You're one smart lady! Will you fix mine?

  2. Brooke @ Inside-Out Design Avatar

    Brilliant! I need to do this to my son's gloves (only to every finger!)

  3. Jen the CraftinCowgirl Avatar

    What a great simple solution! This would work great for my kids' gloves. They never seem to fit right. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jessica @ O. Alouette Avatar

    Clever! I totally need to do this on a few pairs of gloves.

  5. Karima Avatar

    What a great idea – can't believe I hadn't thought of that one! Just pinned this great idea, Karima

  6. Heaven's Walk Avatar

    You smart girl, you! Thanks for the scoop! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  7. DearHelenHartman Avatar

    Quite clever. Enjoyed visiting your blog today.

  8. Jessie Street Designs Avatar

    I have the same problem….but not anymore thanks to your clever fix!!!! Thanks!

  9. TwoThirtyFiveDesigns Avatar

    This is a fabulous idea and tutorial, great job!! Thanks for linking up at my 365 link party 😉

  10. Katie @ Little Becky Homecky Avatar

    Great tutorial!! My daughter is going to think I am a genius when I fix her gloves!!:) Thank you!

  11. Tales of a Trophy WIfe Avatar

    I guess it's much easier than finger lengthening surgery.

  12. Hani@Craftionary Avatar

    Nice tip.. Thanks for linking!

  13. Jami Avatar

    Great tip and tutorial! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  14. worapoj Avatar

    i come to visit you blog

    it nice.

  15. Malinda Chaudhry Avatar

    Gloves can be fixed! What people do most of the time is to replace their gloves if it doesn’t fit. It’s a really smart thing to know whether a glove can be fixed, especially if it is your favorite glove and it no longer fits.

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