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In this instructable I will show you you how to make a pair of gloves, these gloves can be used for just about anything, they can also be used as glove liners!

You will need:

Spandex (or some other stretchy material)



Sewing machine (you could hand sew these but it would take a while)

Step 1: Getting the Right Size

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First, lay out two layers of the fabric you are going to use, I used the sleeve of an old under armor shirt. Then, trace your hand with a marker onto the fabric (If your fabric is black then you may want to use a red or silver marker so it will show up).
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avenger227 months ago

This looks really good. I'm modifying a Captain America costume and I will definitely use this for the gloves. Thanks, man!

MsSweetSatisfaction made it!10 months ago

This totally saved my project! I tried to make some gloves from an actual glove pattern, it went horribly wrong. Thank you so much for this instructable!


You could make 4 gloves (2 for each hand) but keep one pair just cut (not turned inside out). Then pull the other pair (turned inside out like done in the instructable) on over the other ones and attach them to each other. This way, there wouldnt be a seam on the inside.

Great instructable btw

Thank you I may do that to make them more comfortable.

Ucil Jean2 years ago
Just stumbled on this site. Haven't look too deep into it though. http://www.glove.org/default.php It has some patterns intended for leather, but may not be the style your looking for.
nayrosewssm3 years ago
Something beautiful, and I benefited from this work
Thanks and forward
kofykat3 years ago
What sort of thread did you use? Just normal thread or anything with a little stretch to it? :-D Can I use cotton thread?
 very nice :) very professional looking gloves too :) would you recommend any changes for making these out of non-stretchy material?
You have to draft fourchettes and a thumb piece for anything other than spandex. I've used this pattern before for fabric gloves: http://www.glove.org/modern.php
Emsaid (author)  CybergothiChe5 years ago
just make them looser

Very cool idea!!  This is a great idea for formal ladies gloves that you would wear with a gown or costume, just make them longer. 

I've always found that style to be quite sexy.
D3athScythe5 years ago
do you know how to make leather ones?? i tried this kind of design and it is completely uncomfortable thanks for the tutorial by the way
You have to draft fourchettes and a thumb piece for anything other than spandex. I've used this pattern before for fabric gloves: http://www.glove.org/modern.php
HEY! Don't I know you?! :D
thanks a lot
lejun5 years ago
A last question, should I buy a 4 way or 2 way stretch direction ? I dont really know the difference so I need your help again ... and then I'll can make my gloves
Emsaid (author)  lejun5 years ago
I would buy a 4 way stretch
lejun Emsaid5 years ago
What the difference between it ? And why does the 2 way is more expensive ?
And what's better, Cotton or Nylon ? I know I've got a lot of questions about it, but it will be my first gloves
Emsaid (author)  lejun5 years ago
the 2 way stretch only stretches two ways, so the 4 way will be stretchier, also i would go with the nylon because its stretchier and thats what we want
lejun Emsaid5 years ago
Ok, so thank you for all
lejun lejun5 years ago
I've just seen the price With the exportation in France, and it's too expensive for me, at this price, I prefer buy gloves at market ... Sad World ...
tarala lejun5 years ago
Try secondhand clothing shop/ thrift shop. Find something that is the correct fabric and cheap and use that (may be a stetchy womans skirt for example). 
Nice, I've been wondering about a good way to make gloves.
J-Manoo75 years ago
This would be great for ppl with missing fingers!!!
 I have to try this, I have webbed hands, as in extra webbing between my fingers and missing knuckles on some fingers making some of the longer fingers on a standard hand shorter, Etc... I had a set of goatskin gloves custom made for $500 at one point, and ever since have modified my own, I love this idea

Thank you
lejun5 years ago
I'm french, and I want to know how can I purchase some "Spandex" can anyone help me ?
Emsaid (author)  lejun5 years ago
well i dont know if they have under armor in france, if they do thats the same stuff otherwise you can get it here: http://spandexworld.com/   there's alot of different choices and colors!
lejun Emsaid5 years ago
Thanks you a lot, but now there's too much choice for me =P
 I think Spandex is a US trade name, the same fabric is called Lycra in Europe.
mole15 years ago
This is great, especially for anyone with non standard hands. I need compression gloves, but those I've bought have been baggy. Thanks! Now I can make my own.
Kryptonite5 years ago
That's awesome! It's so simple but works so well, I love it! 5/5.

I would like to make a leather pair but don't really know how, sadly...
You have to draft fourchettes and a thumb piece for anything other than spandex. I've used this pattern before for fabric gloves: http://www.glove.org/modern.php
Oh sweet, thanks.
Same process just bigger and looser.
pretty awesome
Tunesrlife5 years ago
Personally tailored gloves?  Fits... fits like a glove!
halberdear5 years ago
seems like this type of fabric could get kind of unsettlingly annoying when it rubs up against itself or your short fingernails, i don't know about other people but i hate that kind of waxy feeling..*shudders* 
Emsaid (author)  halberdear5 years ago
doesn't bother me
strange, i wonder if im thinking of a different kind of fabric.
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