DIY cuffed gloves for gardening & housekeeping

DIY cuffed gloves for gardening & housekeeping (1)

for my current garden inspired fabric line, cultivate, i wanted to make a set of cuffed gardening / housekeeping gloves. why should we all have to use those boring old yellow and green ones, anyways?? adding the cuff to these simple white cleaning gloves was a quick project that turned into something really special. they would also make a great gift for the gardener or momma in your life!

i used one of my favorite prints from cultivate, seed packet mint, (available for purchase here) but of course, you could use any cotton fabric!

here’s what you’ll need:

– 2 pieces of fabric that measure at least 10" x 8" each
bliss gloves*

*these gloves are glorious. they fit my hands perfectly (i always struggle with that!) and have a velvety lining on the inside. they're creamy (not stark white) and look and feel so classy!

general sewing supplies:

– sewing machine & thread
– scissors
– straight pins
– iron

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steps 1 - 4 (click image to enlarge)

step 1: cut two pieces of fabric that measure 10" x 8".

step 2: turn fabric length wise. on one end, turn up the fabric 1/2" and press. turn another 1/2" and press again. on the other side, turn the edge up 1/4" and press, then another 1/4" and press again. this will hide all the raw edges from those two longer sides.

step 3: top stitch along both of the turned up edges.

step 4: fold the piece of fabric in half, right sides together and stitch along the side with a 1/4" seam allowance (refer to photo #4).

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steps 5 - 8 (click image to enlarge)

step 5: press your newly made seam to one side. turn the cuff right side out.

step 6: take the first glove and nestle the fabric cuff up from the finger side until it fits snugly. trim away the excess glove that overhangs. pin the cuff in place.

step 7: take to the machine and top stitch around the opening (i double stitched mine just to be safe!).

step 8: turn the cuff completely up and press the seam on medium heat (these particular gloves handled the iron with no problem. if you use a different kind, test on the trimmed cuff first!). now, turn the cuff back down leaving about an inch above the seam. crease firmly with the iron.

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above photo by art gallery fabrics

and voila! you're beautiful comfy classy gloves now have a custom fabric cuff on them. i've used them in the garden and at the sink for months now and absolutely love them. they even wash well!

if you’re interested in seeing more projects made from cultivate, be sure to check out the cultivate lookbook and learn more about the line and the inspirations behind it here. be sure to share your cultivate fabric projects with us on instagram too using the #CultivateFabrics!

looking to purchase this fabric? see if your nearest independent quilt or fabric shop is currently stocked with cultivate, shop online from my mom’s quilt shop – a stitch in time, or view a full list of online shops here.


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