Step 2: Sew

#1 Thread your needle
You don't need a whole lot of thread, just a foot or so.

#2: Sew a few stitches in the finger of your glove.
On the outside try to make the stitches pretty close so it only touches the screen in a smallish area (about 1/4" or 6mm in diameter.)  This will help your finger touches be more accurate.

Tip: Don't make it too small!  The iPhone, for example, will ignore small touch areas.  If it doesn't seem to work very well, try increasing the size of the stitches on the outside.

On the inside of the finger, it's actually good for it to be messy (See #3). 

3-5 stitches should be enough.

#3: Leave some extra inside the glove.
You want to make sure the thread touches your finger or your hand on the inside, so leave some extra.  Leave danging thread on your knots, etc.  You might even tack a bit to the lining of the glove

#4: Repeat on other fingers (optional)
If you use other fingers or thumbs to use your screen repeat the step on them too.

That's it!

If you're in Canada, you can check out conductivethread.ca which sells 10 yards for $10 w/ free shipping anywhere in the world.
<p>If they ship anywhere, why do you need to be in Canada? ;)</p>
<p>If you touch the screen with the skin of an apple, i.e. whilst holding the whole appe in your glove, it will work</p>
<p>can i use copper wire from old headphone? can't get conductive thread on my local shop</p>
<p>@touchtec Sounds like you're a little bitter... If they managed to get you, the inventor, posting on this site and attacking their product then they must be doing something right haha</p><p>I'm gonna try nanotips just because you have a vendetta against their company.</p><p>Hopefully you're not right haha. Let you know how it works! :)</p>
<p>If you want your leather gloves to work with a touchscreen device and last, I would recommend using AnyGlove and steer clear of nanotips for several reasons. </p><p>1. NT is a nasty smelling, flammable, toxic chemical that is essentially like putting nail polish on your gloves.</p><p>3. NT is a coating and will need to be reapplied. It smells strong because it contains solvents. Those solvents will dry out the leather and weaken it, which may lead to cracking or tearing, especially along the finger's seams, effectively reducing the useful life of your glove. </p><p>AnyGlove, which is a water based formula, specifically made for leather, can be reapplied and will not harm the leather. </p><p>AnyGlove is as close to non-toxic as gets. I wouldn't advise drinking it, but if you did, it may, at worst, give you a bad case of diarrhea. Other than that, it would just flush right through your system...by design. </p><p>AnyGlove was approved for use by the DLA for all US Armed Forces for treating combat gloves. </p><p>Who am I? The inventor AnyGlove. I am also the inventor of TouchTec, have issued patents worldwide and my technologies are used by some of the largest glove brands/companies in the world.</p>
Thats only with apple but with the samsung u can use ur phone with gloves
<p>Thanks for the heads up <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/wotai139/" rel="nofollow">wotai139</a>.</p><p>Got my bottle a couple days ago and it works great. Applied it to my leather gloves and snowboarding gloves. Worth checking it out <a href="http://www.nanotips.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.nanotips.com</a> if you're not into threading needles into gloves.</p>
<p>I'll send this to my boss, he's always having problems with using his ipad when he has gloves on, thanks</p>
This will be a great thing since I use my iPhone as a GPS/Music Player on my motorcycle...I always wear gloves and have to pull over to do anything on the screen..
plz don't tell me ur gonna text and drive on a bike lol
<p>no...but it means not having to take off gloves at stoplights</p>
its a temp soultion but 1 bottle would last a winter thx for the link.
<p>Seems way easier and cheaper just to use this stuff I saw on Dragon's Den a few weeks ago: <a href="http://www.nanotips.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.nanotips.com</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-and-Dirty-Conductive-Thread-/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-and-Dirty-Con...</a></p><p>Can we use this instead of buying the conductive yarn?</p>
It will work, but scratch up your phone screen after a while
<p>Great project specially with the weather today</p>
<p>Too much work for me. I just buy my touchscreen gloves from www.urpowered.com They seem to have a huge selection of designer type touchscreen gloves and all of them are under $70. I think the cheapest is only $24. </p>
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<p>they only want them keep those fingers warm while stealing the laptops in the middle of the night</p>
<p>I just bought 2 pairs of patented touchsceen gloves from www.urpowered.com. They were about the same price as having to buy other gloves and do all that silly sewing, and they don't have those annoying &quot;tips&quot; or threads showing that are soooo ugly!</p>
<p>What's better? Thin Conductive yarn or just conductive thread?</p>
<p>I can confirm that this also works with Coats Ophir metallized threads, the ones made of 65% Viscose and 35% Metallized Polyester.<br><br>And thanks for the instructable!</p>
Was recently wondering if this was possible or how. Thank you!
I just want to point out that you don't have to buy special thread listed as &quot;conductive&quot;. Some normal brands of embroidery thread's metallic colours actually do contain enough metal to work for this. E.g. this other instructable used Coats (I also did this with embroidery thread but can't remember what brand I used). http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Minute-Touchscreen-Gloves/ An easy way to test this at your local craft and sewing shop is to hold one end of the skein and brush the other end against your phone and see if it responds.
I am cealey! We are manufacturer and product all kinds of winter touch screen bluetooth gloves! If you interest it,please send e-mail to me: cealeyliu@gmail.com <br> <br>Touch control <br>Bluetooth handsfree <br>Waterproof outside &amp; Warmly velvet inside <br>Vibrator remind for call <br>Automatic compatible with Mobile phone <br>
I was looking for one. Great work.
thanks for sharing!
Lame Lifesavers (http://members.shaw.ca/ubik/thread/order.html) is a good source for thread, you can get a 10-yard card for $10 CAD shipped anywhere in the world.
I am cealey! We are manufacturer and product all kinds of winter touch screen bluetooth gloves! If you interest it,please send e-mail to me: cealeyliu@gmail.com <br> <br>Touch control <br>Bluetooth handsfree <br>Waterproof outside &amp; Warmly velvet inside <br>Vibrator remind for call <br>Automatic compatible with Mobile phone
use some arctic silver 5 instead
Really good I just wear fingerless glove though
Thank you for this instructable. now i dont have to go buy brand new motorbike gloves! :-) <br>
Anyone know how to get an object to trigger an iphone touch screen if the object is not being held by a person?<br><br>For example if I wanted to roll a &quot;ball&quot; across the screen and have the screen sense it. But I don't want anything connected to the ball.<br>
well, you could apply thermal grease all over the ball.
cool did not know that
Thanks! I made these gloves for a christmas present for my mom. She loves them!
My ipod works with gloves...?<br /> It's not the conductivity, it's the heat. <br />
It is most certainly the conductivity. The iPhone's screen is a capacitive touchscreen, and as it says on Wikipedia, &quot;A capacitive touchscreen panel consists of an insulator such as glass, coated with a transparent conductor such as indium tin oxide (ITO). As the human body is also a conductor, touching the surface of the screen results in a distortion of the local electrostatic field, measurable as a change in capacitance.&quot; Laptop trackpads and iPod scroll-wheels work using the same principle, so this glove mod can also be used for those devices.<br /> <br /> See here: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchscreen#Capacitive" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchscreen#Capacitive<br /> </a>And here: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitive_sensing" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitive_sensing</a><br /> And for the iPhone specifics, see here: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone#Screen_and_input" rel="nofollow">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone#Screen_and_input</a>
A bit late, If you look below you'll see I&nbsp;already know that...<br /> <br /> My point is that ipods do not work with cold fingers.<br />
My iPhone most certainly does work with cold fingers. I'm not sure you are right about this...<br />
Ipods I have:<br /> G2 Original (30GB)<br /> G5 Video (30GB)<br /> V1 Touch (32GB)<br /> V2 Touch (32GB)<br /> <br /> NONE&nbsp;of them work in the climate here, how cold are you talking?<br /> <br /> My Ipod shuffle G1 and G2 Both work, obviously.<br /> <br /> <br />
&nbsp;My Touch G1 works fine when my fingers are cold. Here's a specific: -27. Celsius.
Mine stops working before then, about -20 C.<br /> <br /> But some of my friends do work, so it might be just mine.<br /> <br /> But when it gets really cold, none of them work (The coldest temperature here was below -50 C&nbsp;)<br />
&nbsp;Noticed the same while living my entire life in Finland. My theory is that when your hands are warm they are rarely very dry, but when they're cold they are more dry than warm hands leading to less conductive hands so maybe when they're cold the touchwheel or touchscreen recognizes them as some kind of &quot;background noice&quot;.
My fingers are exceptionally dry most of the time, and my phone often doesn't respond--cold or hot hands, it doesn't matter. I find that licking the tip of my finger is an easy way to get things moving when my phone isn't responding, so I'm supecting you're right. Now that we've moved into winter, my hands are even drier, and licking is working even better.
&nbsp;Someone probably said the same before me. Not reading all comments before posting leads to nowhere.
That or warmth=sweat, Sweat=salt, Salt = conductivity<br />

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