I am usually pretty excited to share just about everything that I do on this blog, but sometimes I get so excited that I’m downright giddy.
It’s winter here in the northeast, and that means that many people are whipping their gloves on and off as they try to use their iPhones on a cold day. Gloves on, gloves off, on, off… you know the drill.
Of course you can buy touchscreen gloves. But have you tried to do that? Often you’ll find a regular glove you like, but it isn’t touchscreen friendly, or you might find the touchscreen gloves, but you just don’t like the feel or the style.
Here is the
good great news: you don’t have to buy special gloves! Just get what you like.
You can turn ANY glove into a touchscreen glove. You can make your favorite pair of gloves work just fine with any of your devices.
And it only takes a few minutes.
Here is how you do it:
Get a little bit of special thread, called “conductive” thread. This is the tricky part. It is not that easy to find. Although I had heard that it was available in craft stores, I tried Walmart, AC Moore and JoAnns all with no luck. I turned to eBay, and bought 15 feet of it for $5.80. (This is far more than I’ll ever need. My daughters-in-law will probably find some in their Christmas stockings. Shhhh! Don’t tell! )
Sew a little patch of criss-crossed thread on the tip of the finger(s) that you use with your touchscreen. Make sure that your patch is wide enough on both the inside and the outside of your glove so that your finger has full contact with the thread.
That’s all there is to it! Here is a photo of my handi-work. Just a patch of thread, and now my glove works just fine with my iPhone. Yay!