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Lycra Glove Sewing Tutorial by ladythesta Lycra Glove Sewing Tutorial by ladythesta
Alright, I've been working my way through sewing my first Lycra bodysuit, also called a unitard. But I've been having to adapt various parts from a figure skating pattern.

The pattern included the body (obviously) and sleeves. But no legs, feet, or gloves. After hours of digging around online, I came to the conclusion that gloves were evil beings designed to cover one of the most complex parts of the human body.

So when light bulb went off in my head in a way to make these gloves, I decided to share it with everyone here! Now, I can't guarantee this'll work for everyone as this was actually my second, going on third, attempt at making these gloves. But each try gets better and I hope it at least gives others SOME ideas!

If you use this tutorial, please let me know! I want to see what you come up with! And please credit me if you link this anywhere (such as LJ communities,, ect.)

And feel free to ask me if you need clarification on anything! (or point out any spelling mistakes, I think I caught them all but you never know) Thank you!

Gloves Made with This Tutorial:
[link] by ~ONEintheinfinite
[link] by ~RainOwls
[link] by ~Seiryuu-san
[link] by *ShaeEldera
[link] by *NomesCosplay
[link] by *Ari-Sera
[link] ~Chocola-chan
[link] by ~simplyyellow
[link] by ~Adnarimification
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vanillaa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I used this to make the gloves for my rocket grunt cosplay and they turned out perfect! Exactly the kind of gloves I wanted :D Here's a link to my cosplay…
Chibi-MsHollowfox Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gonna help so much with my Spider-Man gloves
Beelzemonrocks Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I might use this to help me tomorrow im going to make some gloves
Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I was thinking of doing a cosplay of cheshire cat and I was wondering for the gloves do you know of anyway to add clay claws onto the  finger tips?
ladythesta Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can poke holes in the sides of the claws before they are dry/cured and then when it comes time to attach them to the gloves, use a fabric glue to attach the bulk and then stitch threw the holes you already made to give it an extra anchor. You might need a friend to help with this because I think it would be best to have your hand in the glove at the time so you have the claw placement right and to prevent the two sides of the finger from being sewn/glued together.

Hope that helps!
Tea-Tigress Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome! Thanks for the info!
I might try that ^^
ladythesta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome!
kippie89 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Do you HAVE to use stretch fabric or is using something like a costume satin possible with this method?
ladythesta Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You HAVE to have stretch in the fingers and wrist for this method to work. Other wise you would need to sew in gussets. Vogue has a nice pattern for gloves with gussets.
Sid45ultra9292 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
when you sewed it all up together did you use a machine or did you hand sew it?
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