June 6, 2011

{dressed up dish gloves}

I've realized recently why I have to change my nail polish every 3 days. I can never keep it chip free, and there's nothing I dislike more than a chipped messed up manicure. Since I do dishes about 3 times a day (they're never ending around here) I put two and two together and figured the hot water and dish soap wasn't helping keep my polish nice and shiny. 

I picked up a pair of yellow dish gloves at the dollar store and dug through my scrap stash for the right accent fabric. Now, I did mention how much I loathe doing the dishes, right? No? Well it's true. Besides folding laundry dishes are up there in the "least favorite house chore" list. I figured putting on a pretty pair of dish gloves may help cheer the job up, and it does!!!

Since I don't have a serger (note to self, get serger) I just used a zig zag stitch around the raw edge of the fabric cuff. Then I slid the fabric cuff inside the glove and sewed twice around the glove. My machine sewed smoothly through the glove but just go slow and help feed the glove through your machine if needed. This is a great project for using up scraps. My cuffs are about 4.5 inches wide.

 Aren't they cute?! I love putting them on, and even though they don't make me love doing the dishes, they help the job along. 

Wouldn't the possibilities be endless for pretty fabric/glove combinations with this array of colors? I love the hot pink, and the sea foam green ones. 

Happy dish cleaning!


  1. those are cute! I should try wearing gloves, never have.

  2. I guess you don’t hate dishwashing anymore! Those are some beautiful gloves you have there! I love how you were able to make them look so charming by adding fabric cuffs! You made the right decision to wear gloves because it’ll protect your nail polish and help keep the texture and appearance of your hands skin.