Introducing the Classic Palm Gauntlet

The Classic Palm gauntlet shown styled in black and silver, with a red rose, a black mask, and a pocket watch

OK, full disclosure: this pattern has actually been available for a few weeks, and somehow I missed writing it a proper announcement. Better late than never! (Especially because I just finished putting together a really fun embellishment tutorial!)

The Classic Palm Gauntlet is a slim, elbow-length fingerless glove style designed for stretchy knits and bound with fold-over elastic for a tidy finish. It’s a simple style that makes a great introduction to sewing with knits and elastics, while offering lots of options for embellishment and customization. It’s a versatile accessory for cosplay, burlesque, drag, circus, Hallowe’en, or adding a special touch to formal and everyday outfits.

The Classic Palm Gauntlet shown styled in beige mesh with white floral accents

I’ve designed the sewing pattern in three gender-neutral adult sizes (small, medium, large). It includes a detailed 7-page e-booklet with illustrated step-by-step instructions for fitting, laying out, cutting, and sewing your gauntlets.

The Classic Palm Gauntlet pattern laid out for cutting

Rookies rejoice! Unlike the more advanced Classic Palm Glove, this pattern is recommended for confident beginners. In other words, newer sewists who already have some confidence using a sewing machine will find this a good pattern to explore and expand their repertoire. Experience sewing with stretch knits and/or applying elastics is helpful but not required, as this project is a great way to learn and practice both skills!

The Classic Palm Gauntlet styled in a brightly coloured tropical print

You can purchase the pattern from my shop, or buy it as part of a bundle along with the Classic Palm Glove. I can’t wait to see what you make with it, so don’t forget to tag me when you share your projects on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest!