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Steampunk Hat and Fingerless Gloves

By: Carolyn Wainscott

Steampunk Hat and Fingerless Gloves

DIY steampunk crafts are so easy to make, you won't believe it. Create your own Steampunk Hat and Fingerless Gloves and wear them whenever you need to add a fancy touch to your wardrobe. Use a metal sheet roll from MD Hobby & Crafts to get started on your hat crafts. The metal overlaid with black lace was used for the hat band. The same metal/lace was used in the matching fingerless gloves then accented with black roses and other trims. The metal shines nicely through the lace. This fun and easy craft project can be completed in an afternoon. The fingerless gloves add just the right touch to the hat and can also be done in an afternoon.

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Materials List
  • MD Metal Sheet Roll-from swag bag
  • MD metal working gloves-from swag bag
  • silk florals
  • cording, braid trims
  • black lace yardage
  • black felt
  • jewelry findings for glove closure
  • hat
  • my pattern for gloves
Instructions
  1. Cut metal and lace strips in width desired for hat band.
  2. Secure on hat with hot glue or other craft glue.
  3. Optional - glue veil to base of band on the front of hat.
  4. Glue other trims around top and bottom of band as desired.
  5. To create back arrangement: cut 2 large circles from veiling fabric, sew loose basting stitch all around each and gather into large yo-yos.
  6. Cut streamers from lace and veiling in length desired.
  7. Stack: large yo-yo, streamers, large yo-yo, flower and either glue or hand stitch together.
  8. Glue to back of hat.
  9. For fingerless gloves:cut felt pieces for under metal, cut metal using metal working gloves, cut lace overlay as per pattern
  10. Layer felt, metal, lace and hand or machine stitch around to encase metal.
  11. Sew trims, closures on.

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