In the photos you will see me make templates for convertible fingerless mittens! I will add the download link for the template at the end :)
Whatever Fabric you are using for the article of clothing
Sewing machine to sew all the parts together
Step 1: Prepare the Limb
This means remove any thick article of clothing leaving bare skin where you can
Step 2: Cover With Cling Wrap & Masking Tape
Then wrap the area with masking tape, be sure to make as few folds in the tape as possible. Try to use strips of tape that are not excessively long as this is the main cause for having to fold tape over. Dont wrap the tape around tightly as you may have it on for a few minutes and you dont want to cut off blood circulation, gently wrap tape around the area.
*NOTE* due to using cling wrap the limb you are working on may get quite sweaty... just warning you!
Step 3: Draw on Seam Lines and Cut Along Them
once you are happy with your seam lines you can start to cut the masking tape off, this is why you wrapped cling wrap on first. Stopping the tape from sticking to your skin makes it much easier to cut off!
If once you have cut everything out your templates dont lie completely flat on a table you may need to cut the areas that fold to make another seam until all pieces of the templates lie flat.
*NOTE* you may want to put markings to show which pieces line up with what and where.
Step 4: Transfer Templates
Cut out your shiny new card templates and transfer them to your fabric using white chalk! if you are making a mirror duplicate of the clothing, ie gloves trace each template twice flipping the template each time.
cut out your fabric pieces!
Step 5: Sew It All Together + Glove Template Download Link
If you would like to have the templates I made for these gloves then click here
the templates are a pepakura file so that you can easily scale the templates to your hand size
you can download pepakura designer for free here
be sure to size it slightly larger than your actual hand size for seam allowance! :)