How to Sew a Glove Purse for Kids

Delight the children in your life with these adorable glove purses made out of mittens. This is the perfect project for that mitten who's lost its mate.
Fun Coin Purses Made From Old Gloves

Fun Coin Purses Made From Old Gloves

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Turn any odd, or old, unwanted wool mittens or gloves into these fun glove purses for children. Depending on the color of the glove, you could make a white snowman, a brown reindeer or a red Santa Claus bag. You could also fill the inside of the glove with some stuffing, sew up the cuff, add button features and attach a metal key ring hoop to turn it into a monster key ring.

Materials Needed:

  • unwanted or odd gloves
  • cotton thread and needle or sewing machine (optional)
  • scissors
  • small zipper
  • pins
  • recycled buttons or beads
  • odd scraps of felt, wool, ribbon or fabric

Step 1

Turn the glove inside out and sew along the bottom of each finger and the thumb (retain the pointer finger and pinkie finger if you want to create ears).

Sew Fingers Shut

Sew Fingers Shut

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Cut off each unwanted finger and the thumb with a pair of scissors about 1/4 inch away from the seam.

Cut Fingers off Glove

Cut Fingers off Glove

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Turn the glove the right side out, then pin and sew the zipper into the rim of the cuff. Sew on buttons or beads for facial features.

Glove Purse

Glove Purse

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Use one cut-off finger to make a nose and sew it on; sew on buttons for eyes, then use felt or braided wool as decoration.

Best Face Forward

Best Face Forward

© 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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