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Picture of How-to-Make Cotton Gloves
Hi, this is an evening's project to make your own pair of gloves from left-over scraps. Nash needed some librarian gloves for the museum as they don't make cotton reading gloves big enough for his mitts. You can also make gloves like these for halloween costumes, re-inactment events, or if you're super nerdy like us...to read old books without damaging them.

You will need:

1. White Cotton Fabric Scraps, knits are easier to work with.
2. Button-thread
3. Glovers or leather needle size 12.
4. A Sheet of Paper
5. Scissors

Step 1: Trace Your Hand On A Sheet of Paper

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    Take your dominant hand and trace it on a piece of paper. You should have something that looks like a Thanksgiving project for making a turkey if you remember that from your childhood classroom days. You can see Nash's hand is much bigger than mine in the picture. Trace the hand of the ACTUAL person you will be making the glove for.
 
bishopp147 months ago
Hi! This may be a dumb question but is there a specific reason to trace your dominant hand for the pattern? It seems like it would be easier to trace your non dominant hand while holding the pencil with your dominant hand for a better pattern.
techshop13 years ago
Dara,

Thanks for your instructions, what a good idea to make your own gloves. Never occurred to me, that I could make them so easily.

I like to wear gloves at night, after I put lotion on my hands. This will be perfect for my purpose.

A great way to wake up with perfectly soft hands!

Haus Page (author)  techshop13 years ago
Thanks so much! Hope your hands benefit. These do really well with lotion at night. You know it's funny, but I actually made this Tues night while sitting in our Etsy meeting. Yeah, fun Techshop gloves. Have a great night.