Sew: A Needle Pulling (Conductive) Thread For Easy DIY iPod Gloves



Have been looking for an easy way to adjust the iPod with gloves after nearly getting myself killed on the way to work driving my bike with one hand, glove in mouth, as I tried to lower the volume. This is an easy solution that doesn’t take too much skill…

You’ll need:

– A pair of gloves
– Needle (medium or heavy weight, depending on thickness, fabric of gloves )
– Conductive thread (the only drawback is that a quick search for spools seems to turn out a cost of about $20 each, though you can also make a bunch for your friends…)
– Fabric pen or marker

1. Put on gloves, mark the location of where your fingers touch your screen with the fabric pen or marker for your center mark.

2. Take off the gloves and thread your needle with conductive thread (tie a knot at the end)

3. Using the dot as your center mark, sew about a 1/4″ square with horizontal stitches. The size depends on the size of your finger. Pull the thread all the way through to the inside of the gloves — to work, the thread has to touch your fingers on the inside of your gloves when you have them on.

4. Sew another square of vertical stitches on top of that one, tie it off and cut the excess thread.

This handy idea comes from a book called “Switch Craft: Battery Powered Crafts to Make and Sew.”

Via iheartswitch


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