making gloves

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    making gloves

    ok, im about to start making my ROTJ gloves, should work better then the working gloves

    I was wondering how some of you have done this, as our local "sewing store" if thats a good word for it, had paterns from socks, to ties, to jackets... but not for gloves.

    I thought about byuing some cheapo white gloves or something, cut it open at teh seems real carefully (with a special knife thingy), then use those as templates for my own gloves. (making the patches on it and stuff is easy, I just need a patern for a glove...)

    any help or tips on that??

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    Re: making gloves

    You could trace your hand, but instead of making a turkey from it you could use it for a template.

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    Why don't you start with an exsisting parade glove or standard white dress glove that is closest in features to the real gloves? The real base gloves are nothing more than that, and it would certainly help you cut down on the number of modifications you'd have to make.

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    Re: making gloves

    Not to hijack your thread, but to ask a question that might help out...Has anyone identified exactly what type of material was used to make the patches on the tops of the fingers and hand?

    I picked up some satiny material at Wally world, and when I flipped it over to the backside, thought it looked pretty close...but the stuff unraveled very bad . I ended up ironing some "wonder under" to it the help hold it together, but it made it way too stiff.

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    I post this a while back. Check out the link in this thread, it is an online book on how to make gloves.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=7114
    Alan

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    Re: making gloves

    okay, thnx guys,

    but with the parade glove, I'd have to cut it open right? to make the patches on them?

    I had an idea how to build in the patches if I were to make a glove from scratch, but how do you stitch them on allready existing gloves?? by hand or something?

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    Re: making gloves

    Using parade gloves, just dye them to the preferred color, and sew the pads to the outside of the glove.

    After cutting and folding the pads to the correct shape, I sprayed 3M Adhesive spray onto the backs of one pad, and, while wearing one glove, attached that single pad. Then I sewed the pad in place, using a thick magic marker (wrapped in a paper towel) for a 'finger'. After sewing one pad, get the adhesive spray out, and do the same process for the other 11 phalanges.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: making gloves

    yeah I think it does!! thanks!!
    I'm still thinking about cutting one of them parades open, making a completly new glove from a different fabric, making the patches a part of the upper layer of the glove, that means cutting of the existing fingers, and sewing the white cloth to it directly, that way tehre not really patches but... well I think it would work

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    Re: making gloves

    batninja said:
    Using parade gloves, just dye them to the preferred color, and sew the pads to the outside of the glove.

    After cutting and folding the pads to the correct shape, I sprayed 3M Adhesive spray onto the backs of one pad, and, while wearing one glove, attached that single pad. Then I sewed the pad in place, using a thick magic marker (wrapped in a paper towel) for a 'finger'. After sewing one pad, get the adhesive spray out, and do the same process for the other 11 phalanges.

    I hope this helps!
    Did you use any baatting in yours to give the patches that puffy look?

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    Re: making gloves

    I didn't use batting, because I it seemed too thick for such a small area. I used some fleece material I had leftover from a snowtrooper coat. It worked perfectly.

    I will probably start my next glove project here in a couple weeks, so I'll be sure to get good pics of the process.

    Basically, you'll need to make patterns for the left and right hand pads, and then patterns for the fingers. I suggest using posterboard for these patterns.

    Cut material about 1/4" around the outside of the patterns. Cut the batting material to the exact size of the patterns.

    At thos point, machine stitch the parallel lines on the back of the hand pads.

    Place the posterboard patterns on top of the batting and material. Fold the material over the posterboard and iron flat. Remove the posterboard, and iron again.

    Wear one glove (insert Michael Jackson woohoo here). Lightly coat the back of the pad with 3M adhesive spray. Place the pad on the glove and press down.

    Remove the glove, and replace that finger with something the same size (as mentioned earlier, I used a thick magic marker wrapped in a paper towel).

    Sew the pad to the finger. Repeat for the other fingers.

    Again, I'll try to get pics up as I do these...

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    Re: making gloves

    hey... that marker bit made a light blimp above my head... that could work very very well indeed... hmm... maybe scouting for parade gloves soon...

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    Re: making gloves

    I went to paradestore.com and bought these:




    I bought a few pairs, in case I screwed up the dying process. These gloves were great because the long wrists go under your gauntlets.

    For movie accuracy, you may want to look something like these:


    I think the wrist ends may need to be modified, but there are probably several different styles of gloves out there; some may already have the correct wrist.


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    Re: making gloves

    thnx for the info!!!
    this is gonna help me out great!

    first I'm going to attempt a new ammo-belt though.

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    Quote from batninja " After sewing one pad, get the adhesive spray out, and do the same process for the other 11 phalanges. "

    lol . how many fingers do you have ?

    later , cory

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    Hehe...good catch. I guess I should've said, 11 other pieces (9 fingers and 2 pads).

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