Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Fingerless gloves from leather gloves tutorial

Hello lovelies,

I had a day off today and decided on finally starting with my newest cosplay for Animuc in Munich, which is in about three weeks. I got a paper with the design for the costume but everything was so messy and I was too lazy to look for all the details in the anime, so instead I started with my accessories, the gloves.
Two months ago I ordered brown leather gloves on ebay, because I couldn't find fingerless brown leather gloves which were also a bit longer at the arm. And because I was not so sure about doing leather gloves on my own, I just ordered them. I think that was the right decision.
For my legs, I also couldn't find lime green overkneesocks and therefore ordered stocking in the correct colour. Maybe I'll also do a stocking to sock tutorial...!
So, let's begin...
 

Ange from Cross Ange
This is the original picture I have of the character. 
As you can see, the gloves don't match the rest of the black/grey/white outfit so I ordered them in brown. The colour of the picture is a bit off because the gloves are a bit darker in better light.
You will need:
  • Your gloves
  • a sewing machine
  • yarn in the colour of your gloves 
  • sewing needle
  • scissors
  • tailors chalk
  • a ruler
  • pins


1)
Turn the gloves inside out. The leather has to be on your arm and the lining outside. Then mark the desired length of the fingers and on your arm. Then give seam allowance, I gave 1,5cm but that was already a lot. So maybe 1cm would be best. Then cut at the seam allowance at the arm, then turn and pin it.


2)
When you cut the glove, be careful of the seams. They can open further and that's not really what we want. Sew over them again and secure them.
It doesn't have to be a lot, just a few centimetre.
Do this for all of the fingers at the thumb.

3)
Turn over the seam allowances at the fingers and pin them. Check if it fits, if not, try to adjust them a bit.
 Cut into the seam allowance but not until the top.


4)
I could stitch the leather with my sewing machine at the arm part.
 
But for the finger parts, you have to hand sew it. Sorry, there is no other way because it is too small for the sewing machine. But don't worry, this doesn't take up much time..
PRO TIP: Try to sew at the very bottom of the cutting and not near the top. It really makes it easier while putting them on.
I sewed them at the top and the outcome was, that when I put my fingers through, a bit of the fabric comes out too. Iieks.

5)
Turn around and you are done. Easy!





I think this also works with gloves made out of satin or wool.
Time needed: For one glove about 2h

Good luck and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask :)!

Aurîs

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