How to Make Gloves: Illustrated Instructions on Making Gloves in the Home

How to Make Gloves: Illustrated Instructions on Making Gloves in the Home
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Originally published in 1950, this classic book gives easy-to-follow instructions on how to make gloves in the home, with many B/W photographs and drawings to teach you this lost art.

Book Excerpt:

Modern glove makers, working in their own homes, will no doubt want to make gloves almost entirely by hand. Gloves made in factories are nearly always sewn on special machines, but the hand worker, who usually has only an ordinary sewing machine available, will find it much easier to sew seams by hand, although the points and wrist edges are often better if they are stitched by machine. The great advantage of making gloves by hand is that each pair can be made to fit the wearer for whom it is intended.

Leather gloves are, of course, the most hard-wearing of all. They keep their shape well and are warm and comfortable. When choosing leather for making gloves, remember that it must be supple, fairly thin and attractive to look at and to feel...

The tools required for glove making are extremely simple and easy to obtain. Ordinary sewing needles are used for the finer types of leather, while for the thicker and tougher kinds you can buy three-sided gloving needles in various sizes...

Contents Covered:

  • Section 1
    • Introduction
    • Materials
    • Getting the Skin Ready
    • Stretching the Skin
    • Linings
    • Other Materials
    • Tools
    • Terms Used in Glove Making
    • Stitches
    • Decorative Details
    • Glove Design
    • Wrist Edges
  • Section 2
    • Patterns
    • Adapting a Pattern
    • Making a Basic Pattern
    • Storing Patterns
  • Section 3
    • Making a Pair of Chamois Gloves
    • Making Unlined Gloves for a Man
    • Making Lined Gloves for a Man
    • Sheepskin Gloves
    • Joining Sheepskin
    • Inserting a Zip
    • Making Fur-Backed Gloves
    • Joining Fur
    • Fur-Trimmed Gloves
    • Mittens from Odds and Ends
    • Suede Gloves
    • Felt Gloves
  • Section 4
    • Other Materials
    • Evening Gloves in Net
    • Working Gloves
    • Gardening Gloves
    • Sleeping Gloves
    • Children's Gloves
    • Caring for Your Gloves
    • Mending Gloves
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Text
No. of Pages: 56
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 5.0 MB
Product Code HOWV6R8Y77
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