Introduction: The Tool Glove | Best Companion for Makers
Hi everyone, This is my first time posting an Instructable. If you have ever made something, you are familiar with the hassle of drill bits, screwdrivers, and screws and wall plugs. It can get really frustrating sometimes. Well, if you need a solution, then this project is for you !!! It is a glove for all your small tools and other bits that you keep losing :) !
Let's get started!
The supplies required for this project are (All of them are in your house right now) -
- An old pair of jeans
- A needle
- Some thread (Blue or Black will match the fabric)
- A piece of elastic band (Around 12mm or 1/2 inch in thickness)
- A sewing machine ( and someone to operate that machine if you don't know how to :). I don't know how to operate one so I got my help from my mom)
That's it. Once you find the supplies from the corners of your home, Let's begin!
Step 1: Print the Template
Now, print the template which is attached to this step. I have made the template in such a way that it can fit majority of the hands (I did some testing and the glove was a perfect fit for my mom and dad!). After printing, cut out the template from the green line. The orange line gives you an idea of how the glove is going to fit in your hand. The pencil marks are for the seams (You don't need to cut these out but we will be marking the seams in the next step). If you are curious on how I made the template, check the pictures :)
Step 2: Cutting the Template and Fabric
Now, cut the template along the green lines.Prepare by keeping your fabric good sides facing each other. Then, mark the edges using some chalk.
Now, use the template as a guide for marking the seams. As you can see, I marked the seams which have to be sewn before connecting the 2 pieces with solid blue chalk. Pin the cloth and cut out the 2 pieces. Now cut the seams as shown in the picture.
Then pin the solid blue seams as shown in the picture. (Don't unpin the 2 pieces till now). Make sure you use the stretchy side of the fabric across the width of the glove so you can actually put it on when its done.
Step 3: Sewing the Seams
After pinning the seams, you need to sew the seams by hand. This is extremely helpful when doing the final stitches by a sewing machine. Don't need to go all fancy, the most temporary solution like a simple running stitch will do. Repeat the steps for the other piece.
Now go over these hand sewn stitches with the sewing machine using a fancy zig-zag stitch as shown. (I don't know the name of the stitch so I'll call it fancy zig-zag stitch). Repeat the steps for the other piece.
Step 4: The Pocket
Now, onto making the pocket to keep some small bits and pieces. (You can use the sewing machine for these steps) For this, take a piece of cloth similar to what is shown in the picture. Mine was a little short so I opened the seam and extended it a bit more ( So I could save more of the material for a future project ). Now, fold the top of the fabric and sew as shown in the picture. Now pin the pocket piece (leaving a bit at the end) and fold it and sew the bottom of the first half of the glove as shown. Now sew the side with the fancy zig-zag stitch to stop the ends from fraying. You should now have a pocket similar to the pictures shown.
Step 5: The Elastic Band
Now, it is time to sew the elastic band which will hold the drill bits as well as the screwing bits! For this, take your elastic bands and mark the ends as shown. Take 10mm extra for cutting the elastic band. The elastic band should be placed below your knuckles. Now pin the band. Then, take a ruler and place 35mm marking of the ruler at the center and mark 10mm to 15mm intervals throughout until you reach the 70mm mark. Now sew the entire band in one go like a square wave in the pictures. On the ends, fold the band and sew the ends in place as shown. We're almost done!!!
Step 6: Sewing the Whole Thing Together (Moment of Truth)!
Now, place the 2 pieces in the same configuration as before (good sides facing each other). Now, you can sew the uncompleted seams together with a simple stitch! It is done! Or is it?
Step 7: Finishing Touches
As you can see the ends of the thumb opening are fraying. To stop the fraying, take your needle and thread and do a loop stitch across the fraying part. If you want to get even more creative, then sew a magnet to the base of the glove to magnetically attach screws and bolts (I used one from an old screwdriver set).
Step 8: Done!!!
We are officially done with the tool glove! Thanks for reading till the end :) If made this post be sure to post it in the I made section! If you liked this post, make sure to vote for it in the competition! I'll see you next time with another post, until then, Stay Creative!
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