Sooo... in keeping with yesterday's post about STAYING WARM, I wanted to make some touchscreen gloves.
John was cruising Macy's before having dinner with some friends and saw some awesome touchscreen gloves. He was pretty excited about them since he hates being cold as much as I do and *loves* his phone about nine million times MORE than I do. He took me back the next day to look at them and then we noticed the price...
What? No, thanks.
I looked at the tips of the gloves and they simply had shiny thread sewn on to the end. I knew it had to be some sort of special thread, but didn't know what kind. So I came home and googled "touchscreen fabrics" and found some info online. Most were things like steel-infused wool, which didn't work (though I thought about making patches in heart shapes for the edge of the fingertips)... and finally saw something beautiful called, "conductive thread"... YES!
I went to my favorite place for things like that- Ebay- and ordered some for $4.80 (LINK HERE). Simply sew it on to the fingertips of any gloves you own and call it a day. So easy, right? Never have cold fingers again. This is about 100x better than finger-less gloves. Oh yes. Want some more steps?
Here you go!
So easy, right? You can do all ten fingers for a tablet or just the thumb and forefinger for phones! These would be another fun Christmas DIY present.
|Magic Gloves can be purchased for $1-2 at dollar stores or Amazon.com|
That's it for today- all the best and as always, thanks for reading!