October 20, 2015

DIY Easy Batman Gloves/Gauntlets


 

This year for Halloween my kids all went with something different for their costumes.  As much as I love family themed costumes, for example here, here and here, it is fun to just let them do their own thing, too.

I started with my son who wanted to be The Dark Knight-- Batman.  It was simple to gather up the materials, add the cape, and make a simple shirt, belt and pants.  But one thing he Really wanted was "Cool Batman Gloves".  After a quick internet search I found there wasn't a pattern for such a thing, so I made one. 

Here's how to make your own:

MATERIALS NEEDED
1. Print off the Batman Glove Pattern HERE
2. Black Shiny Fabric 
3. Thick cardboard or plastic for gauntlet spikes
4. Elastic
5. Serger
6. Hot glue gun
7. Other sewing notions

STEP ONE: Gather up materials and print off the pattern.  
Trace and cut out six spikes the size of the spikes on the pattern.  You can cut them out of thick cardboard or plastic.
I had this graded plastic on hand, so it worked great. 

STEP TWO: Cut out two gloves on folded fabric, right sides together (so you'll have four total).


STEP THREE:  Serge the edges as shown below, using a rolled edge for each of the four gloves, one at a time.
Because I was using cheap Halloween fabric, this turned out to be a rather tricky venture.  But eventually I got it to work.
  If you don't have a serger, using a teeny seam, tuck fabric in twice towards the wrong side of the fabric and use a zigzag stitch.


STEP FOUR: Place two gloves together, right sides facing, pin around the edges and sew using a 1/2" seam in places shown below.


STEP FIVE: Turn right side out, poke spikes out and press everything together.


STEP SIX: Try the glove on and mark with chalk where the glove fits snug on your child's arm.


STEP SEVEN: Line the inside of the chalk mark with elastic and sew in place.


STEP EIGHT:  Make sure the spikes are the right size to fit inside.  
If needed cut so they fit.  Place spikes in their spot and hot glue in place, closing the gap.


STEP NINE: Repeat everything for the other glove and All DONE!



Pretty cool, Mr. Dark Knight!

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