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Topic: Skull Arm Warmers/Fingerless gloves EDIT: TUTORIAL!  (Read 10409 times)
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« on: October 09, 2006 05:32:40 AM »

Alright, I've editted it to include a mini how-to. Here's what we're making:



I had already made one glove, and I took these pictures as I was making the other one, since making one to match is slightly harder than making the first. There isn't much trick to it, you fold a piece of fabric in half lengthwise, and you're going to be cutting this on the fold. What you're seeing on top is my first fingerless glove.

It's very important to note that this tutorial is based on using a STRETCH fabric. Scroll down and I'll explain what to do if you want to use a non-stretch.


Sorry it's a little difficult to see because they're both the same fabric, but this is the shape you're going for. It's rectangular, but smaller at the top than the bottom. As long as you're using a stretch fabric, you shouldn't need to get fancy with your measurements. I've seen tutorials where they make you take all kinds of notes about the way your arm is constructed. We're not doing that here. As you're cutting your shape out, indent a little bit in a C-shaped cut about 0.5 inches below the top part (look closely and you'll see in the picture).

These are the measurements of mine, in case you're still curious: 3 inches at the top (where your hand is), and 4 inches at the widest point at the bottom (mid arm).

When you unfold it, you should have a rather sloppy looking thing:


Flip it inside out and sew the two pieces above your mini-c-shape together. Then sew them lengthwise below the mini-c-shapes. Flip it right-side-out and try it on. Hem it at the top and bottom to your liking, and ta-da.

Let me know if any parts of this are unclear. Now, if you have a non-stretch that you want to use, you're going to need to make it in two halves. This means at the first step, instead of cutting on piece along the fold, you're going to need to cut two identical pieces. For my skull & rose gloves, I used black lycra (very stretchy) for one half, and the cotton print for the other. Then you sew them the same way that I sewed my first ones.
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006 06:45:27 AM »


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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006 08:02:08 AM »

those are cute!

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006 08:03:49 AM »

Good job. Not something that I would wear but I still really like them and that is impressive!

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2006 08:23:48 AM »

yup, those are definitely cute!

« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2006 09:35:43 AM »

They are really cute! Thanks for the tute!
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2006 02:19:34 PM »

LOVEthem! As soon as that tute is up im makin me some

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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2006 05:55:35 PM »

I LOVE that fabric!

I saw the covered bra you made the other day using this same fabric.. and that paired with these with a fishnet shirt would make for some awesome clubbing gear! Cheesy

The design looks nice and simple, but comfy and fashionable at the same time. Simply fabulous!
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2006 06:36:00 PM »

Those are lovely, at first glance I thought there was lace on it, that's a rad pattern  Smiley
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LOVEthem! As soon as that tute is up im makin me some

Tute is up, let me know if there's any questions.

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