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Smart Gloves

Make Smart Gloves to use on a smart phone or tablet using Superior Conductive Thread

Smart Gloves


Smart phones and tablet computers have revolutionized the gadget industry.  Convenience for emails, browsing the web, online shopping, is literally at our fingertips. However, there is a common inconvenience that comes with the smart phone and tablet industry when matched with cold weather.  We can’t navigate through the touchscreen with our gloves on.  Having to remove our gloves each time to access an app or to take a phone call becomes a big hassle during the cold months. The smart phones and tablets of today no longer operate with pressure-sensitive touchscreens.  Today’s touchscreen technology works from electric current.  Our bodies carry electric current very well. Fibers such as cotton, wool, polyester, rayon, leather, etc. don’t conduct electricity.  When our fingers meet the touchscreen on our phones/tablets, it completes the circuit necessary for the screen to react and function as we intend it to but when we are wearing gloves, the electric current does not get passed through the glove to the touchscreen. Superior Conductive Thread is an innovative thread that carries electricity and completes electrical circuits. It is made from stainless steel fiber and bridges the gap between glove and skin and allows electric current to flow through its fibers.

Here are the simple steps to creating Smart Phone or Tablet Gloves.

Step 1. Get a pair of gloves that you often wear and would like to stitch some conductive thread into the fingertips, hand sewing needle (a needle with a blunt end is better than a sharp pointed needle.  I like to use a needle called “Yarn Darner”), and 18 inches of Superior Conductive Thread for each fingertip you want to sew. Caution:  On Ebay and Etsy some people advertise conductive thread at a cheap price but it is not made from stainless steel fiber and will not carry electrical circuits.    Superior brand is the only brand I’ve found that is actually stainless steel fiber.  Because I didn’t trust merchants on ebay and etsy I decided to sell sewing kits with the stainless steel thread with a yarn darner sewing needle. Step 2. Take 18″ of Superior Conductive Thread, thread through the eye of a hand-sewing needle with, equal amounts on both sides and tie a knot in the end. (Doubled up, you will have 9″ of thread from the needle’s eye) Step 3. Turn your glove inside out and put your glove on. Step 4. Stitch Superior Conductive Thread into the fingertips of the index finger and thumb. Please be careful not to prick your finger! (These two digits are the main digits used for phones. Please stitch the Conductive Thread on all fingers if you expect to use your tablet’s touch-screen keyboard.) Step 5. The goal to achieve when stitching is to make sure that the conductive thread is touching your skin and touching the screen at the same time. For each section of stitch on the outside of the glove, stitch an equal length on the inside.  This does not require many stitches, 4-5 sections will do the trick. (See above image for suggested stitch pattern) Step 6 – Remove the glove and tie off the thread end.  Snip off the tails and you’re all done! easy and inexpensive gift idea  

Click here for the Printable Instructions and Gift Tag

Smart Gloves Sewing Kit

Sewing Kit for one pair of gloves comes with 2 yards of Superior Conductive Thread and a Yarn Darning Sewing needle. This is enough thread to do 4 fingers. Cost for the kit includes free shipping $3.00

Sewing Kit to make 2 pairs of gloves comes with 4 years of Superior Conductive Thread and a Yarn Darning Sewing needle. This is enough thread to do 8 fingers. Cost for the kit includes free shipping $5.00

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Sewing Book Cover and Stationery HolderThis fabric cover makes a wonderful gift to give someone. You can either put a 6″ wide x 9″ high book in it with paper and pen; or you can fill it with homemade cards and stationery. I gave this gift to my grandmother who loved sending cards. Every year I would refill the Stationery Holder for her with birthday cards and all-occasion cards. You can click on this link for a webpage that has printable homemade cards and stationery

Cards and Stationery Lesson

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The instructions for the cover teaches basic sewing skills using a sewing machine and also hand sewing. The step by step instructions make it easy for a beginner to follow.

Skills taught:

  • How to sew a straight simple seam
  • How to put rick rack in a seam
  • How to make a pocket
  • How to sew a project inside out and turn it
  • How hand sew the padded hearts on the front of the cover
  • How to hand sew on buttons and velcro

Kits can be purchased below. Click here to read the instructions that come in the kit.
Book Cover Kit Instructions

Sewing a Book Cover or Stationery Holder

Lesson Plan and Instructions for the Book Cover and Stationery Holder

This homemaking lesson is written with step by step instructions for an individual who wants to learn basic sewing skills. This lesson plan is a great help for the Relief Society Enrichment Program in the LDS church, or any women’s group who want to learn basic sewing. It takes about 2 hours to complete the class.

The PDF file will include:

  • Suggestions where to buy items to teach the class and what to purchase
  • A check list to help prepare for the class
  • A sign up sheet to help you find people who have sewing machines
  • An electronic version of the handout that can be printed

Purchase the Lesson Plan $2.00 – You will download a PDF file


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Kit Includes:

Two pieces of cotton fabric for the inside and outside of cover
Fabric hearts
Needle punched cotton batting
3 buttons
Rick Rack
Hand sewing needle
Velcro

Additional Items needed to complete the project:
Scissors, pins, ruler, thread, sewing machine, iron and ironing board or flat surface covered with a towel

$9.00 each kit

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If you live in Northern Utah and want to pick up the kits to avoid shipping, please phone in order: 801-879-2452

Customized Poster, Invitations and Sign up Sheet

With purchase of this file, Class instructors need to fill out the form below with the date, time, location of the class, and how much you want to charge for the class. The customized file will be sent by email (in PDF format) and will include the poster, invitations and sign up sheet. The instructor just needs to print the file, cut it out and assemble.

Posters are designed to be reused for other classes and activity advertisements. The designs are for a 17” x 23” Dry Erase Board or poster. The Dry Erase Board that is used for these posters was purchased at Michaels Craft. If you sign up on Michaels website to get their coupons by email, you can watch for a 40% or 50% off coupon to purchase the Dry Erase Board.

The brand of the Dry Erase Board is: Mega Brand; The Board Dudes Item # 50030. 17” x 23”

Click here for the Board Dudes Dry Erase Board Link

The invitations come 4 per page. All you will do is print them and cut them apart.

The Sign up sheet has the same information as the invites

After you purchase the PDF file it will be emailed to you

$2.00

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