Touchscreen Gloves

Last Sunday, I went to Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane with my husband, our two kids, our best friends, and their two kids. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it. The lights are so pretty, there are quite a few rides open, and it’s just a great time. Plus, it’s the sweetest place on earth! How can you resist that?! We got into the park around 4 pm I think, so the sun was still shining and the cold temperatures felt *almost* bearable. At first. And then the bitter cold and wind kicked in, and my 8-year-old daughter was so cold I had to give her my coat and my socks to make it through the rest of the evening… Needless to say, I was very thankful for my warm boots that day! Next time I’m going to remember to pack extra socks, just in case.

I took some pictures while we were there with my phone, like this one:and this one:and this one: …but my hands were FREEZING! And I had to take my gloves off every time I wanted to capture a wonderful memory from this family excursion! Eventually I just gave up and stopped trying to snap pics. I guess the memories will just have to live in our minds and our hearts.

If I had had some conductive thread with me, I could have turned my gloves into touchscreen gloves! My hands would have been much more comfortable, and my pictures probably would have looked a lot better. (I know you can buy already-made touchscreen gloves, but why do that when you can make your own?!)

I haven’t tried this yet, but I am definitely going to. There is a needle and thread involved, and anyone who knows me knows that I do not sew. At all. Ever. Not even a hem or a button. But I think I can do this, and I’m pretty sure you can too. Here’s a picture tutorial with a video and it looks so easy! I know what everyone’s getting for Christmas this year…

Don’t worry though - if you’d really rather not mess with a needle and thread, I found this picture tutorial for No-Sew Touchscreen Gloves. It’s a good solution “for those who’d rather hammer than stitch!” If the sewing method is too hard, or even if it isn’t, I might have to give this one a try. It looks pretty cool.

Please let us know if you try making touchscreen compatible gloves… and I’ll post pictures of mine after I make them. | 410.394.5500

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