3 Minute Touchscreen Gloves!




Introduction: 3 Minute Touchscreen Gloves!

I wish I knew about this before I spent $40.00 on a pair of touchscreen gloves! This craft is easy, cheap, and I have no idea how it works, but it does!

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Step 1: What You Need

All you need is some metallic thread and a pair of gloves. I had a spool of Coats metallic sewing machine thread, so I used that.

Step 2: Double the Thread

I folded the thread in half before I threaded the needle so that it was actually four threads thick. This isn't necessary, but saves time.

Step 3: Sew Away

Start sewing from the inside of the glove so your knot is on the inside, and doesn't show. Then, sew from the middle towards the outside so that it looks sort of like a starburst.

Step 4: Tie It Up!

Once you have sewed a circle about the size of a dime, thread the needle through to the back and tie it off.

Step 5: That's It!

How long did that take? a whole three minutes? I just did the right handed index finger, but if you want to, you could do all 10! Now you are ready to call, text, surf, tweet, or whatever...but whatever you need to do, your hands will be warm!

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    3 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    What's better? Thin Conductive yarn or just conductive thread?

    Just want to suggest that users should test metallic embroidery thread before buying it if it's for this purpose. An easy way to test thread in a shop is to hold one end of the skein and brush the other end on your phone and see if it responds. But your Instructable is spot on, unlike what some other people wrote it's not necessary to buy special "conductive thread" just for gloves.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Can you coat the threads with something conductive so they don't scratch the surface? I could see using this as is for a little bit, but after a while it would damage the screen, no? Thanks for the idea!