By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to lace a baseball glove. While a baseball glove will almost always come pre-laced, you may want to change the lacing on some occasions–for example, if the lacing gets damaged or if your particular playing styles requires the glove to be adjusted. Re-lace the glove yourself to save time and money. It can give your old glove a new life!
- Examine the current lacing pattern in the glove. Understanding the current lacing pattern will make re-lacing the glove much easier.
- Remove the existing lacing from the glove. Work slowly and gently, cutting the lacing with a pair of sharp scissors if necessary.
- Purchase a new supply of baseball glove lacing. Tie a tight knot in one end of the lacing, and push the other end through the first hole where the previous lacing began. Use a pointy tool such as a leather awl to push the lacing material through the hole.
- Work your way through the entire pocket of the glove, lacing the glove in the same method as it was previously laced. Once you finish lacing a specific row or section, secure the leather with a sturdy knot. Take your time to ensure that the entire pocket of the glove has been laced properly.
- Once the glove has been laced, test it out. Determine if the lacing meets you needs. If it is too tight or too loose, remove the current lacing and start over from step one.