Thursday, January 5, 2012

DIY Fashion Accessory - RePurpuse / ReVamp Knit Gloves

You Will Need The Following

1/2 Yard of fabric 
Pair of knit gloves
Needle and thread, scissors
Tailors chalk
Sewing machine OR lots of time to hand sew

Start with folding your fabric in half so that you will have two squares when you cut. 
Measure out a 12/12 square of fabric. Cut on the bias [turn fabric to the side about a 45 degree angle] This creates stretch in the fabric, which you will need when sewing it to a stretchy knit glove.

Take one square fold it over in half wrong side facing out. Pin it down and sew it. You will end up with a long rectangle tube. 

Begin to fold the tube back onto itself, now you have a little tube and the pattern is facing the right side - the side you see.

Grab the tube and open it up raw edges at the top. Take your glove, slip it in and pin the seam of your fabric to the bottom of the glove. This insures that the seam will remain somewhat hidden and give you a nice finish. Also make sure to keep track of your left hand and right hand, thumbs up. Add one more pin to hold it into place.

Take the fabric and glove to a machine. Use the arm to stretch the glove over it and begin sewing slowly and carefully. If you hand sew, make sure your stretching the glove as you go.

Once you have sewed all the way around slip on and flip the cuff up.

Project complete.

Now that I have shown you the basics its up to you to personalize this project. Consider using a different color for your glove and a contrasting fabric. Also there are a million colors and fabrics out there - you can find one that suits your mood & your friends =]

Until next time my friends,



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