12 Days of Giveaways & Fancy Rubber Gloves Tutorial
We're excited for our chance to participate in the 12 Days of Giveaways!! Today we are giving away a pair of Fancy Rubber Gloves (we think every woman should still look fashionable when washing dishes or cleaning toilets).
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave us a comment with your name and email address. It's that easy!
You can get one additional entry if you are a follower of if I could... Just leave a separate comment letting us know.
This giveaway is open to US residents only, and will close at Noon (MST) on Saturday, December 11th. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be announced later that afternoon.
Now if you're not lucky enough to win a pair of gloves but still want some, here's how you can make your very own...
What you'll need: Pair of household rubber gloves (we found these cute tangerine colored ones here) Oilcloth (1/4 yard is plenty) (we ordered ours from fabric.com) sewing machine and thread
1. Cut your oil cloth for your cuffs. You will need two 19" x 3.75" rectangles.
2. Sew the pleats in your oilcloth. You will need to take your oil cloth from 19" to about 10.5" inches. I think the easiest way to do this is to finger press/fold the oilcloth as you sew, making about 1/2" folds and sewing over the folds. (I like to mark my oil cloth so I know where to fold my pleats. I marked my oil cloth every two inches, and then 1/2" before and after so my folds would be even. So, I made marks at 1.5", 2", 2.5", 3.5", etc. You really can skip the marking step, for me it's just easier.)
3. Repeat sewing pleats in the other rectangle of oil cloth.
4. PRESS your oilcloth. You want the pleats in the gloves to stay folded and neat. The best way to press oil cloth is with weight. Make sure your pleats are laying flat, and stack weight on top (I used puzzles and books). I recommend letting them get pressed overnight.
5. After your oilcloth is pleated and pressed, put right sides of short ends of oilcloth together and sew, using a 1/4" inch seam allowance. You should now have 2 rings of pleated oilcloth.
6. Slide your oilcloth ring onto a glove, right sides together. Leaving about 1.5" of glove at the top. Fold over the glove, use a couple of pins to hold everything together and sew- using 1/2" seam allowance. If the arm of sewing machine is skinny enough, you can fit your glove around it. If not, you kind of have to cram everything in there to sew- kind of tricky, but doable.
7. Sew a second time around the glove, I just used my presser foot as a guide, just to make sure everything is secure. Repeat with other glove.
8. Turn gloves right side out- voila! Your own set of fancy-schmancy rubber gloves!