Introduction: Easy to Sew Fingerless Gloves

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A friend of mine sent a pair of over-the-knee stockings, and asked me use them to make a pair of fingerless gloves. The picture she sent of her vision showed a thumb piece (as opposed to a thumb hole), so I sat down to figure out how to go about creating these gloves. As it turns out, it's pretty darned easy. Here's how I made the gloves:

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Step 1:

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Cut the toe section off of the socks. Depending on the length of the stockings, you may have enough for 2 pair as I did with these.  I'm using the tops of the socks for this pair -- they're about 10" long.

Step 2:

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Using a straight stitch on my sewing machine, I sewed a backwards check mark through both layers. I sewed a little more than 2" on the long side -- you can use your own hand to determine exactly how long you want that seam.

Tip: if you're using dark socks, and you want to mark  your stitch line before sewing, a sliver of dry soap makes a great marking tool.

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Cut just outside the seam you just sewed, and then cut off the top of the thumb.

I wanted a more rustic look, so I sewed the outside, leaving the seam visible. If you would like to hide the seam, turn the stocking inside out to sew.

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While stretch knits won't ravel if left unfinished, the edges will curl so I finished off the top, and bottom edges with a simple overcast stitch on my sewing machine.

Super simple! And it's something that would be easy to do by hand if you don't have a sewing machine.

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Kyla-Bishop (author)2016-05-11

How can we make one like that but with the fingers covered

DoctorBot (author)2013-08-21

Wow awesome!

offmymeds247 (author)2012-06-07

great job its way better than i can do

RSV26 (author)2012-01-30

im going to use this for my bracer padding , can i make 1 with my pinky coverd?

deChez (author)RSV262012-01-30

Try this: cut the entire piece a little bit longer so that everything covers your pinky.

Sew a backwards check mark (like you would to create the thumb piece) making the smaller line of it end where you want the larger center piece (the part that will cover the other 3 fingers).

Cut between the pinky piece, and larger piece in the same way as you would the thumb piece.

Cut off the center piece (the piece that will cover the other 3 fingers) just above the short side of that backwards check.

Stitch the pinky section closed at the top (you can either cut it to a rounded shape before or after your sew it closed).

Hope this makes sense.

RSV26 (author)deChez2012-01-30

a bit off . can i hand sow it ?

deChez (author)RSV262012-01-30 can hand sew the entire thing if that works better for you. Best way would be to baste those "check marks" in, then cut, then stitch everything closed by hand with a blanket stitch, or smaller stitches.

RSV26 (author)deChez2012-01-31

thank u ill show it to u when im done

RSV26 (author)RSV262012-02-24

IM FINISHED. the first one is what ive done ,i had the glove (just lost it ) and i found my preveous mess up ,combined the two and you have the pading . the 2end pic: how i sowed it .th 3ird pic : what i did , i maid a slide show on it for more info

breumer (author)2012-02-08

Great Idea Thank you very much for this tutorial !

OlgaZi (author)2012-01-31

Классно! Просто здорово. Люблю такие вещи. Отличная идея :))

cheesewhiz9 (author)2012-01-27

Everyone was wearing fingerless gloves!!!! They truly improve the power of a boombox!

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