There are so many cute lace gloves popping up.
Chanel always has their great versions.
Here’s an easy way to do your own.
You need stretch lace to get the best fit. You could definitely go get stretch lace at a fabric store, but it’s not easy to find. My trick:
That’s right. Lace socks or tights or something stretchy. These are really inexpensive, too and there are so many varieties! You can also use any other stretchy lace item you have around. For this tutorial I used a lace top that I had gotten but never used.
I cut off the sleeve at the length I wanted the glove.
Then you can try on the glove to see where your thumb hits. Put the seam of the sleeve or the tights on the inner part of the arm so it won’t show on the outside.
(note: if you are using the tights cut off the end of the toe so you can get your hand through)
Then make a small cut for your thumb. Make sure to keep it small because it will stretch.
The lace, most likely, won’t fray. But just to be safe, add some fray check (or clear nail polish) to the ends where it was cut and the place you cut your thumb hole.
At this point- you’ve got your lace gloves! If you want to do something a little more, here’s an option: get a piece of leahter and cut it to your desired shape.
Cut your leather glove open at the seam and pin the leather down, stitching it into place after.
Fold the glove over, inside out, and stitch along the seam to close.
Here’s the finished look-
And here’s the one without the leather-
I love the way it looks peeking out from a jacket or shirt, but the ways to style them are endless!
I’m working on an EASY tutorial for this style skirt!
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