Winter is here, which means that we’ve only just started to experience the bitter cold, and we’re all moody and depressed over it. Touchscreen gloves are a simple item that makes winter more bearable, protecting our hands and allowing us to use our phones without getting frostbite.
And we all know how expensive touchscreen gloves are. The ugly things can cost as much as $150 and often super unfashionable.
Luckily, they’re pretty simple to make if you’re a little handy. According to Science Daily, your phone uses electricity to sense touch, which doesn’t work if you’re wearing normal gloves.
To make your own DIY touchscreen gloves, you can follow these simple set of tips:
What You Need:
- Needle threader (optional)
- Conductive thread or yarn
You normally use your index finger and the inside edge of your thumb to swipe around, so mark down those areas on the fabric of the gloves with a marker. Turn the gloves inside out and be sure that you can still see the marks you’ve made.
Thread the needle and stitch over the spots you’ve marked, covering around a quarter of an inch of your markings. Leave long tails of thread that’ll touch the finger on the inside of the glove and that’ll be responsible for creating the electricity that’ll make your touchscreen react.
Turn your gloves right side in, put them on and try them on your phone. If they don’t work, then add more stitches or make your patches larger. If you need more help then be sure to check out the video below that shows you what to do step by step.
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