How To Fix A Hole In A Baseball Glove

Every guy who has had the troubling experience of getting a hole in his baseball glove has wondered about how to fix a hole in a baseball glove. Well, a common repair that will fix most damaged baseball gloves is doing a new lacing job to keep the “fingers” of the glove together. This process is relatively simple and cheap if you know what you are doing!

What You Will Need:

  • New lacing for glove
  • Pencil and paper
  • Scissors
  • Leather softener
  • Sewing needle
  1. Start by making a diagram of your personal gloves' lacing. This lacing style can vary among not only brands but separate gloves. Use your pencil and paper for this job. Make the diagram with specificity in mind, accurately detailing its aspects so you'll know where each part goes.
  2. Now, using the scissors, cut the old lace out of the glove. Be very careful not to accidentally cut anything on the glove that doesn’t need to be cut. That could create the need for a whole new how-to article!
  3. Take the new lacing and tie and knot in one end of the lace. Make sure to pull the knot tight. This will keep the lacing inside the glove tighter during its lifespan and reduce the chance of a hole happening to your glove again for a long time.
  4. Using the sewing needle, put the end of the lace without the knot into one of the outer holes on the “fingers.” Thread the string through all of the holes in the same pattern that you removed the old strings. Make sure to do it tight enough so the glove is held together well, but not so tight that it misshapes the glove.
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