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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Little White Gloves Tutorial


Hello, CKC Family!  Kristi here with a darling how-to that will surely add style and the perfect accent to any of your CKC dress photo shoots, a tea party or just for fun!  And the best part?  It’s SUPER easy and you can make them ANY size!




A few weeks ago, with the Nicole’s Party dress sneak peek, the retro-inspired photos of my daughter in her dress were shared in the pattern group!  When searching for a pair of little white gloves to complete her props for the shoot, I couldn’t find any tiny enough around town and it was too late to have them shipped.  So, I decided to make a pair myself!  And today, I’m going to show you how I did it!




Materials you will need:
·         1/4 yard of 4-way-stretch knit fabric
·         Paper or felt
·         Sharpie
·         Scissors
·         Pins
·         Sewing machine



Step 1:
Using a sharpie, trace around your child’s hand onto a piece of paper or felt, being sure to stay 3/8” away from their little fingers for seam allowance!




Step 2:
Have your child move their hand and freehand the glove opening a couple of inches longer.




Step 3:
Cut out your hand-drafted pattern piece.  Take your 4-way-stretch knit and fold it over so there are two layers.  Fold it over again so there are four layers of fabric.  Pin your pattern piece in place and cut.  You will now have four glove pieces.




Step 4:
Take two of your glove pieces and pin them right sides together.  Sew around the glove as indicated in red, using a 3/8” seam allowance.  Take your time and be careful around the curves of the finger tips.  Lift your presser foot while the needle is in the down position often, turning and guiding your fabric.  Repeat with the other two glove pieces.




Step 5:
Once you have both gloves sewn, you can now trim 1/8” around your stitching, being very careful not to cut INTO your stitches!




Step 6:
Turn your gloves right side out and fold back the openings 1/2".  Sew 1/4” away from the openings all the way around.




And look at that!  You just made the perfect-sized gloves in 6 easy steps!





There are so many possibilities to customize them by adding lace or ribbon to the openings or trying different printed fabric!  All in 15 minutes and less than $5.00!  Your little will definitely give you a high five in those pretty, new gloves!

Be sure to share your Little White Glove creations in the pattern group!

Love, Kristi




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