A Quick Sewing Project—Texting Gloves

A Quick Sewing Project—Texting Gloves

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Here’s a quick sewing project—texting gloves. Use fleece scraps to create a comfy pair in an evening of sewing. Or, spend a little more time to embellish the gloves with a monogram for an added personal touch.

Notions, Fabrics, and Supplies

  • 1/2 yard high-loft fleece
  • Matching all-purpose thread
  • Pattern Tracing Paper
  • Non-Permanent Marking Pen or Tailor’s Chalk
  • 1/2″ wide Fusible Web 
     Embroidery Supplies (Optional)
  • Sticky-Back Tear-Away Stabilizer
  • Wash Away Avalon Film Stabilizer
  • Madeira Embroidery Thread

Cutting Directions

Prepare the Pattern

  • Using Pattern Tracing Paper, trace a 12″ x 14″ rectangle with the grain running the 14″ length.
  • Measure in 1″ from each edge along one 12″ side.
  • Draw a line from the point to the other 12″ side, tapering the pattern.
  • Mark a 1″ seam allowance along the 14″ edges.
  • Mark a thumb opening 2″ and 4-1/2″ from the narrower end of the glove.
Texting Glove Pattern Drafting Dimensions by Nancy Zieman

  • Pin pattern to high-loft fleece and cut two.

  • Transfer seamline and thumb opening marks with non-permanent Marking Pen or Tailor’s Chalk.

Texting Gloves Embroidery (optional)

There are two schools of thought on monogramming gloves or in this case, texting gloves: The monogram can either face outward or inward. I chose the outward option.

How to Monogram on Fleece

  • Attach embroidery unit.
  • Determine the embroidery design and transfer the design to your sewing machine.

Note from Nancy
I used a font found in Personalize ‘N Stitch 2:0 and scrolls from the Delightful Daisies Collection.

  • Place a marking or embroidery-positioning sticker 4-5/8” from the top and 3-1/2” from the right side. On the opposite glove, use the same measurements, marking from the left side.
  • Position a Sticky-Back Tear-Away Stabilizer in the hoop.
  • Perforate the stabilizer inside the hoop with a tip of a pin. Tear away the paper covering.
  • Place fabric on the stabilizer, centering the marking or placing the stickered area in the middle of the hoop.
  • Move the needle to begin stitching over the mark or sticker. Remove the sticker.
  • Place a Wash Away Avalon Film Stabilizer over the fabric.
  • Embroider the design.
  • Tear away the excess wash-away stabilizer and gently tear the fabric away from the sticky-back stabilizer. If any residue of the wash-away stabilizer remains, spritz the fabric with water and the stabilizer will vanish.

 Construct the Gloves

 This series of steps features photography for the left-hand glove.  

  • Clip to seam allowance at marked thumb openings.
  • Fuse a 2-1/2″ strip of Fusible Web at the ends of the clips as pictured.
  • Remove the paper covering from the strip. Turn under the seam allowances and press.
  • Stitch the seam allowances in place.
 
  • Press a 5/8″ hem at the top and bottom edge of the glove.
  • Meet the long edges, right sides together.
  • Stitch 1″ seam with a basting stitch, using caution to not stitch the thumb area.
  • Try on the gloves and adjust the seam width, if necessary, to fit your hand/wrist.
  • Restitch the long seam, reinforcing the thumb area before and after the opening.
  • Fold the 5/8″ hem along the marked crease, topstitch.
  • Turn gloves right side out.

 

 

More Knit Project Ideas

For more information on the Texting Gloves pattern and other knit sewing project ideas, check out my book, Sew Knits with Confidence.

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11 Comments

  • Theresa
    February 10, 2015

    Love this idea! Could I use a recycled wool sweater?

  • Mary Ann
    February 10, 2015

    This looks an easy project and something my grandkids might like.

  • ZB WonderWoman
    February 10, 2015

    Many, many thanks. Described this design concept to a friend; however, we’re both visually-oriented so images are a must. West Coast winter weather being even worse this year, we’ll both get lots of use out of these pc, reading, sewing, texting, writing and in-store shopping gloves. As ‘Women’s Work’ seldom ends, transforming it from tedious to au courant–Fabulous!

  • Berenice
    February 10, 2015

    These could great for school lunch ladies that have to work on outside registers handling cash (not food!). Leaves fingers free for making change but keeps hands warm. Hmmm… Lots of possibilities!

  • Cathy B.
    February 11, 2015

    Is there a way to be able to print this without taking so many pages? I want to save it to make but would like to use fewer sheets of paper.
    thank you.

  • Diana G
    February 11, 2015

    Thanks for this idea !! I am going to make it for my granddaughters .. Again, thanks !!!

  • Monica AD
    February 12, 2015

    I can’t wait to try 🙂

  • Kay Strand
    February 16, 2015

    I am glad to see this pattern. I am a office worker in a manufacturing facility and the air conditioning is on 24 seven right over my desk. My hands literally turn blue at my computer. I purchased a pair of these and they were over $20.00. Now I can make a better pair to coordinate with all my sweaters !

  • gloves
    February 20, 2015

    I like the name ( Texting Gloves ). I think I should also try this design.

  • Aimee Aimee
    October 14, 2017

    Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it
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