Vintage gloves?

Hi there!

I’ve tried several times to make me a pair of gloves using vintage glove patterns but everytime they end up in the wastebin. I jjust cannot make gloves… Around the knuckles just above the palm I measure 8.5″ so finding vintage ones is almost impossible. Is there someone who CAN sew gloves (for me)?


• Meet the Author • audrey86

Love what you've seen so far? Subscribe by email to receive all the week's posts delivered to your inbox in one big glorious email every Friday.

Inbox overflowing? Follow us on Bloglovin instead!

Find the WeSewRetro crew chatting on Facebook and sharing pretties on Pinterest.

4 comments… add one

  • I know that I’ve seen a few tutorials for making gloves by tracing your hands on DeviantArt. I don’t have any links readily available and I’m a bit rushed for time so I can’t find them (sorry!), but if nobody has a better idea I’d suggest looking there.

  • Hello! I would either ask help in fitting and sewing the glove you make on WeSewRetro or go to Etsy (… On Etsy, you might find a seller that sew gloves or have some in your size…

    But your best bet would be to enter an Alchemy Request : Etsy has close its Alchemy feature, but you can send a request to an Alchemy Team of your choice to sew you a pair of glove in you size.

    Then team members would reply with proposals and you can select one! Here’s a list of Alchemy Teams :

    I did this when I wanted a vinyl stickers decals Alphabet for my kids that would work in both French and English. (A might be for Apple in English but in French it’s Pomme!!) Anyway, I had several proposals and selected one and that seller was very creative and helped make my mural happen!

    I was really please! Maybe you could too?!? Good luck!

  • Have you considered photocopying the pattern at 110% setting (or whatever math work comparing your finished glove failure measurments to you actual han measurements)?

  • I also wear a size 9 glove. Newer patterns include size 9, but you can reach those proportions by photocopying at 110-120% and see how you do. There are many online tutorials for gloves.


Don’t Be Shy » Leave a Comment!