|most recent pair using thin burnt out T with couching embellishment|
|over the elbow using single layer of deep purple cotton T & random ruffle embellishment|
|fail! - first try using Chanin's pattern and 2 layers of stretch cotton|
I'll show you how easy it's done after the break...
Here's a close up of the blue glove:
|detail of couching embellishment|
Here I've cut out my fabric according to the paper pattern I created for myself when the Alabama Chanin one didn't really work for me. Hers also had two seams and I chose to just have one, so there is only one pattern piece for each glove.
|cut out fabric pattern|
To make the original pattern, I just placed the fabric around my arm and pinned it to fit along the thumb-side of my arm. After trimming the fabric, I traced it onto paper.
|fabric folded in half and chalk-marked for design placement|
To do the couching embellishment, I cut 1/2 to 1/4 inch wide strips of fabric as shown. When the strips are pulled at each end, they curve in a tubular way.
|Cut strips with one stretched|
|close up of couching in progress|
|Stitching in one side and over and out the other side of the tube|
|so that the thread loops over the tube|
|voila! easy as pie|
And here's a few more close-ups of the other two pairs...
|The deep purple ones with a random ruffle stitch|
This embellishment uses 1/2 inch strips of the same fabric stitched on and then pinched/ folded together every so often to form the ruffle effect.
|My Dr. Seuss gloves|
My first try using Chanin's pattern with the seams on both sides. Doing her felled hand seams and using 2 layers of fabric. I think it made them too stiff/ thick, plus the pattern was way to big for my arm.
Granted it could be adjusted for future use. I used scrap stretch cotton lace which was only enough for one side of each glove, but had the same color in T-shirt material for the other side! Used white T for the 2nd layer. Nevertheless, bleh.
I'm joining Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style and Anne's 52 Pick-me-up: Pantone Party. Join us!