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BetsyConnolly
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« on: September 23, 2016, 06:57:24 PM »

This is apparently not my year for gloves! Got a pair of like-new vintage kid gloves on ebay. They arrived. I put them on. One of them ripped right up the palm. I made this face:  Angry

I think I can fix it - but does anyone have tips or tricks for sewing kid leather? Do I need a special kind of thread or can I just use cotton?
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 10:21:41 PM »

Ack! Not your year indeed.

In deference to the tragedy, I'll not quote Miss Leslie on the importance of using a glove stretcher.  I hope someone has good advice on the repair!
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 04:27:56 AM »

Betsy, I'd be worried about making holes in the leather with the needle!

One of our knowledgable group will be by shortly.

Hope there's a good solution coming.

TY, Jean
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 08:07:56 AM »

That's what gives me pause too, but at this point they are trashed anyway.

There is a lovely green pair on its way right now...hopefully I can break the curse before they arrive!
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 05:14:27 PM »

Mind you, I know pretty much nothing about repairing gloves.  But this thought came to mind.  What if you put another thin piece of leather or sturdy fabric under neath the tear and used an adhesive/ glue to mend them? 
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