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How To Shrink Leather Gloves

Leather gloves is a product expensive and it will ideally should fit snugly with your hand, but itIf your favorite pair of leather gloves start to feel a bit bigger, don’t rush out to buy a new pair just yet. Instead, try shrinking them down to size at home using water and a few common household products.

Once you have shrunk those leather gloves for a more comfortable fit, simply condition them to make them as soft and supple as a brand new pair. Follow these easy steps and you’ll be sporting shrink your leather gloves in no time.

How To Shrink Leather Gloves
How To Shrink Leather Gloves

Steps to shrink leather gloves

Step 1: Heat a pot of water on the stove until it starts to boil. Remove the water from the heat and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes.

Step 2: Dip the gloves in the hot water until they are fully submerged. Take the gloves out of the water and lay them flat on a solid surface.

Step 3: Plug the hair dryer in and go over the gloves with it on the hottest setting. Continue until the gloves are dry.

Step 4: Try the gloves on to see if they are now the right size. Once they fit properly, use mink oil or leather conditioner to soften the leather, since the hot water can leave the gloves somewhat stiff.


Soaking and drying leather gloves will remove some of the leather’s vital oils and nutrients. To help restore elasticity, use a soft cloth to apply a leather conditioner suitable for your gloves’ type of leather. Learn more: How to soften leather

To avoid the need to shrink your gloves, try and buy the right size to start. Many makers now offer half sizes to help customers find the best fit. To determine your glove size, measure in inches the circumference of your palm at the widest point. Do not include the thumb.


Shrinkage results may vary, and you may need to repeat the process a few times.

External heat, like from a hair dryer or radiator, could lead to leather cracking.

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