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glove making

kathleen_gill-slee | Posted in Patterns on

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Does anyone have any experience making gloves? I would like to make a pair of elbow length gloves, probably with a stretch velvet, and can’t find a pattern. Could I trace my hand and forearm, allowing a little extra for seam allowance, and use that for a pattern? I would appreciate any advice or pattern information…

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  1. Shannon_Gifford | | #1

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    Try this website
    http://www.patternstudio.com
    They have patterns and instructions for hats and gloves. I have made wrist length gloves and am very pleased with the fit (I have medium sized hands with long fingers). If you have never made gloves before, I would strongly recommend buying the instruction manual and a kit to make a trial pair. It is a very enjoyable process!

    1. Terri_Evans | | #2

      *My library has this book b Make your own glovesby b Gwen Emlyn-JonesPublished New York: Scribner [1975] ; 109 pages ;b ISBN 0-684-14105-1which I got out a few years ago. It also has patterns in various sizes to trace at the back of the book. It seems a little old fashioned, but the construction methods are sound. I fiddled with a test glove just to try a new project but never made a full pair.I was also going to suggest the Pattern Studio site as above - they have a long pair like you want.Shannon, Glad to hear your gloves came out well. You've inspired me to make a pair in the future, as my fingers are also a little long. Which instruction manual did you get? Was it i "Handmade Gloves by Dee Atkinson" ? What pattern and fabric/leather did you use? Did you sew it by machine or by hand?

      1. Shannon_Gifford | | #3

        *I started with the kit; it was a pair of just-above-the wrist gloves made of fabric they called "doesuede". The fabric is frankly a bit cheesy, but good for the learning process. I made one glove out of it, tested the fit, and then made an altered glove out of the same fabric (which fit perfectly). Then I made myself a "real" pair out of UltraSuede...they are beautiful, fit very nicely, and are quite warm (even without lining).All the techniques used by The Pattern Studio are done by hand; it would be really difficult to sew such tiny seams by machine. I did make a pair out of stretch velvet for my dd, altering the seams slightly so I could use the zigzag on my machine and after several attempts decided to finish them by hand. It really doesn't take much time to make a pair, and the results are well worth the trouble.

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