Introduction: No-Slip Yoga Gloves

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If you've ever taken a hot yoga class, you know the struggle of slipping forward in downward dog and nearly face-planting on your mat. So not zen...

I had been looking for a solution to this problem that didn't include lugging around a sweaty yoga towel, when I discovered no-slip yoga gloves! The design is pretty simple so I decided to make my own from a pair of new slipper socks.

Step 1: Materials and Measurements

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All you need to make these gloves is a pair of scissors, velcro, and a pair of unworn slipper socks with rubber pads.

Measure the length of your palm with a ruler or hold it up to the sock for an approximate length. You'll want your glove to stretch to where your wrist begins. If your gloves are too short, they won't stay in place!

Step 2: Snip!

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Cut off the excess material and be sure not to cut through the rubber pads.

Hold the tip of the glove stretched over your hand and use fabric chalk to mark the cutlines. Pinch the fabric and make a very small cut to create an opening for your thumb. Repeat this step with smaller holes for the remaining fingers, and the second glove.

Keep the finger holes far from each other and stitch up the loose threads to prevent the glove from unraveling. A simple whip stitch around the cuts should do and I like embroidery thread, it's much softer then regular thread!

Step 3: Velcro and You're Good to Go!

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Sew on a three-inch strip of double-sided velcro one inch below the thumb hole of each glove and head thee to the yoga studio!


SirCooksalot (author)2016-01-12

These are pretty cool, and you can always find a good deal on slipper socks. If you get tired of gloves or you lose your rad zebra pair, I bet the stuff they use for pole dancing would work. It's like a liquid that you put on your hands to make them not slide on a dance pole. (My 70 year old mom does pole,that's how I know!) The popular brand is called 'Dry Hands' which claims its natural although I'm unsure of the ingredients, and there's a product called 'Gorilla Gold' which is a little towel impregnated with beeswax (1 towel lasts 3-6 weeks). So.... GET A GRIP! I had to say that.

tinaciousz (author)SirCooksalot2016-01-19

70?! That's amazing! I'll have to look up those two brands you mentioned. :) Thanks for the comment

acabrera7 (author)2015-06-09

hot glue gun lines on the sock also makes it non slip!

untwanet (author)acabrera72015-06-11

haha I think this would be a good idea! I've been thinking of old socks for a long time but couldn't find something to make it stick until I read your suggestion! I will try it soon! Thank you!

tinaciousz (author)acabrera72015-06-10

haha yea!

BennyR (author)2015-06-09

Wow these socks are cool!

I don't feel like getting Velcro and I don't do yoga, but I made some out of some black socks and wear them around daily (Almost), and they are super sick!

tinaciousz (author)BennyR2015-06-10


amberrayh (author)2015-06-09

These are great! I love the zebra-stripe look of them too :)

tinaciousz (author)amberrayh2015-06-09

Thank you! I got the socks from the big white table... I knew I needed them for something. :)

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