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Sew a set of upcycled sweater fingerless gloves

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Fingerless gloves are a fantastic way to keep warm in the winter, while still retaining the use of your fingers, much needed tools for delicate work, even in the cold. Why not take a favorite sweater that has out-lived its use, and give it a second chance at life in the form of a toasty pair of fingerless gloves?  Not only will you be able to hold on to your beloved sweater for just a bit longer, your hands will thank you when the temperature outside dips below zero - or more.

This is the companion instructable to Sew an upcycled sweater scarf. You can make both projects using the same sweater, and create a matching set for maximum warmth!
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

Gather together the following items to create a pair of toasty fingerless gloves:

 - One old sweater (it can be made of anything - fabric, knitted or crocheted - it doesn't matter)
 - One half yard/meter of fleece, in a color that matches your sweater
 - Matching color of thread
 - Scissors
 - Straight pins
 - Yard/meter stick or measuring tape
 - Four matching buttons, 3/4" diameter
 - Sewing needle
 - Seam ripper
 - Scraps of felt
 - Hot-glue gun
 - sewing machine*

*This project is put together using a sewing machine, so I have outline the steps of the instructable as such, HOWEVER, this does not mean it cannot be completed by hand. In fact, I commend you if you choose to sew this scarf project by hand. It takes a lot of patience - of which I have never had.


SkunkRyder2 years ago
just made some of these out of a favorite hoodie i shrank in the dryer. i've wanted fingerless gloves for so long, but i've never been able to buy or knit any that i liked. great idea, easy ible, and now my hands will be warm while i game :) thanks for posting this!
Nice job, and good photos, featured.

Also these gloves keep a pint of beer cold and your hand warm, but someone ill get upset about beer gloves later...
skyisblu (author)  killerjackalope4 years ago
But really, beer gloves are a small price to pay for a cold beer, wouldn't you think?
Oh aye, not to mention warm hands at the same time...