Perfect for keeping your cash or tickets safe in a crowded place.
Ever been to a gig, event or festival and spent the whole time paranoid that your bag is going to get snatched? Worry no more! This simple project will keep your money safe without you needing to worry about who is looming over your shoulder.
The hardest part of this project is probably finding 3 inch zips! I bought mine from zipit on etsy after spending way too long looking in shops for them!
This tutorial will take you through all the stages from making the pattern to finishing the project off.
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YOU WILL NEED:
-Just over half a fat quarter of fabric.
-2 x 3 inch zips
-A needle& thread or a sewing machine
-Paper for the pattern
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Draw around your hand onto the paper.
Draw the rough shape of your fingerless glove around the hand, draw one side completely straight (this will cut down the amount of sewing you need to do!). Make sure it's bigger or you won't be able to get it on!!
Trace around this piece so you have two shapes.
**Remember to add seam allowance at this point!**
Cut two of your main glove piece on the fold of your fabric so you end up with two double pieces.
Then cut 4 of your pocket piece, adding double seam allowance at the top (this will be needed later!)
If you're economical you can get it all out of just over half of a fat quarter.
Push half the zip into the hole and pin in. You will need to fold the ends over.
I advise sewing this half first to stop yourself getting pricked to death by all the pins!
Unfortunately you'll have to install the zip by hand rather than by machine to avoid sewing the pocket closed (luckily the zip is pretty short! Haha!)
We're on the home straight now!! :D
Next you need to fold the glove in half face to face and sew the small length above the thumb hole and the length below the thumb hole. Make sure you don't sew the thumb hole up!!
At this point I realized I'd been a smart sausage and hadn't made the arm part of my gloves big enough to fit my hand through!
If this happens to you then you need to sew a triangle of fabric into the seam of your gloves to make them big enough.
The next step is to hem the top and bottom of the glove. Pretty simple :)
Next you have a choice, you can either hem the thumb hole as it is and just have a hole, or you can make a thumb like I am.
To make the pattern lay your glove completely flat on your paper and draw around the opening, then lay your hand on the glove in the right position and draw around your thumb. Add seam allowances and cut out 4 of the pieces out of your fabric.
Sew the side seams on the thumb and hem the top. You'll probably need to do the hem by hand- it'll be rather a tight squeeze on machine.