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Unread 02-09-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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Sewing gloves?

For a costume I'm attempting to make a pair of gloves, though I've been told it'd be easier to buy a pair of gloves and modify them. The attached image is what I'm going for as far as the glove. It's not a problem to find black gloves for the base, however I don't know what material the gloves should be made out of if I don't want me sewing on it to tear it or wreck the gloves. Most of the gloves I'm looking at right now are actually glove liners and are silk or polyester. Any reccomendations on what material gloves to get? Also, what kind of fabric should I use to make the red on the glove? I was thinking of using fleece however I'm a bit inexperienced in fabrics.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #2
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Buy two pair of gloves, costume variety spandex, one red, one black. Cut* the sections and sew together with a stretch stitch or a serger to retain the flexibility and fit.

Not sure why what you are looking at are glove liners, those are winter wear type things. I would think costume gloves would be at the top of the google lists....

* When marrying two items together to create a single garment, you need to always remember seam allowances. If you cut on the design line, sewing the item will make it too small.
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Unread 02-10-2014, 12:49 PM   #3
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That feels like that would be almost as complex as making a glove straight up. What if I got the 2 pairs, but instead of cutting to sew them, I kept the black glove but cut the red one so the shape on the palm is right, then sew the red shape to the palm? That way it should still keep the integrity of the gloves, yeah?
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Unread 02-11-2014, 07:53 AM   #4
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That is essentially applique, so yes you could do it that way.
For this specific project:* If you are sewing by hand applique is easier. If you want to use the machine to do all your sewing the cut and swap will be easier.

*I highlighted that because this advice doesn't apply to every project, usually the opposite.
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^ Everything Penlowe said.

Personally I sew by machine but I over all say the whole 'cut and sew' thing looks better.

And trust me - its not as bad as making the gloves completely... trust me. >>;
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Unread 02-12-2014, 07:43 AM   #6
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Gloves are hard because the seam allowances are tiny and the slightest variation in a seam can make a huge difference in fit. Sewing Barbie doll clothes is just as painstaking. Vogue has a glove pattern set in their current selection, it's labeled "advanced".
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