Lauren Ortiz

How To Make Gloves

From an old suede jacket or leather trousers which have lost its look it is possible to sew excellent gloves – stylish, soft and convenient. Such couple at first will definitely not be perfect. Before beginning work with leather, it is better to make a trial glove of cotton or muslin.

The following is required to you:

  • soft leather;
  • paper for a pattern;
  • threads in tone of leather;
  • scissors;
  • pencil;
  • sewing machine.

1. Take a sheet of paper and put it in half. Put a hand on the put edge of paper so that the thumb remained out of paper. Leave space between your forefinger and the edge of paper. Slightly part fingers and lead round a hand, leaving 3 mm over finger-tips and on side of a little finger. Drawing between fingers, begin from a little finger and move apart fingers only to put the end to the bottlenecks. It is important that lines between fingers were parallel.

2. Note points B and the C place where the thumb approaches a hand. Draw a vertical line from A (it is a point above an interval between index and average fingers) and horizontal lines on B and C. Draw an opening oval for a thumb.

Cut out a pattern.

3. To make a pattern for a gusset, put a finger on the edge of paper and lead round everyone (except big) a pencil and cut out.

4. Connect the corresponding fingers to gussets: a forefinger with an average, average with anonymous, anonymous with a little finger. Lead round around each pair of fingers. Mark each finger.

5. Before cutting out, draw a curve in the bottom of each insert. Cut out patterns on this curve. Your three gussets will look approximately so.

6. Make a pattern for a thumb. Lead round around your finger. In an average point of an interval draw "wing/shutter" to the right, then draw a pattern. At this stage you draw only a half of a pattern. On a tip of a thumb add a little place for a seam as the thumb has no gusset. Put paper in half and draw a contour of a half of a pattern which you have just drawn.

7. At first make test fitting. Before beginning work with leather, it is better to make a trial glove of cotton or muslin to make sure that a pattern correct. Use a thread of a contrast color easily to see where you sew and where it is necessary to correct a pattern. When you achieve the correct pattern, you will be able to make some leather gloves without test copy.

8. Pin a pattern to a reverse side of leather, placing the longest side of each gusset to the hand back (where there is no opening for a thumb). Sew a faltering stitch with a space in 3 mm from edge. If it is necessary to adjust a shape of fingers, make it now.

Turn out and try on.

9. Bend each part of a detail of a thumb (the faces to each other) lengthways in half and sew. Leave a bottom open. Cut a corner so that it was turned out by the face outside. Turn out a detail of a thumb face up.

10. Pin the faces to a glove, leveling a thumb detail seam with a seam of index. Try on a glove to be convinced that it approaches. Adjust if it is necessary. Perhaps, "wings" of a detail of a thumb are required to be clipped that it well approached. Pin again and try on. When everything is good, sew a thumb detail to a glove.

11. Sew the parties and sew the lower part of gloves.


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