as the days got colder in the fall i quickly learned that gloves and the touch screen on my iphone did not mix. for a while i got around it by answering the phone with my nose or giving in and ungloving one hand. i even tried fingerless mittens for awhile but found them obnoxious.
so, when i heard that there were gloves out there that were compatible with touch screens i researched them all and decided to purchase some dots gloves . i ordered them back in early december expecting them to be here by the first week of january but they never showed. a little internet research revealed that the company has a bad reputation for not fulfilling orders or communicating with their customers, so i cancelled the order with paypal and got my money back.
i briefly considered buying the north face versions but they want $40 for 'em. worse than that, it seems like they're always sold out. i also considered a sausage stylus like the koreans do but there's lots of PETA people around DC, so that could be dangerous.
so, inspired by another instructable , i decided to make my own. but rather than a lump of thread, i wanted to come up with a more elegant solution.
Step 1: What You'll Need
2. some conductive fabric ($10-20 from sparkfun depending on how fancy you wanna get)
4. a sewing needle and thread that matches your gloves (free in hotel rooms!)
1. conductive thread (also available from sparkfun) for making your stitches.
Step 2: Turn Gloves Inside Out
Step 3: Cut Out Fingertips
if you have non-knit gloves use seams holding the gloves together as your guide--just take the fingertip apart at the seams.
save that piece of fabric that you cutout as your template for the next step