Step 1: Gather Materials Needed
- Polar Fleece or similar material (1/4 yard)
- Sewing machine - I love the Brother CS6000i
- *Cutting Board & Rotary Cutter are optional but highly recommended (This is the only way I cut material - it saves a lot of time, but be careful as blades are sharp)
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Step 2: Layout Pattern & Cut It Out
Cutting the Fabric - be sure to lay out the fabric so that the direction of the stretch is horizontal to your project - so it allows for some stretching and room for your hands. You can fold your fabric and layout your pattern piece, pin it, then cut it out and repeat.
Preparing the cut fabric - if your fabric has a dull side, make sure that is on the outside now - so after you sew it, then turn it right-side out - the non-dull side will be showing on your finished product.
Step 3: Sew the Seams
For beginners - If you are having issues with the thumb area or concerned about sewing it, my recommendation is to try the arm warmer pattern first. It's extremely simple - and I prefer them over the ones with the thumb slots.
Shortening the thumb - Everyone's hands are different. If the thumb slot is too long, use your scissors (carefully) or rotary cutter to slice a piece off to shorten it. Be sure to go over your stitches again.
Step 4: Finishing Touches & Done!
Turn the gloves right-side out - and you are done!
* Kids gloves - I included one kids template with a little cat decal. I drew the cat decal myself. If you want to use it, cut it out carefully and pin it to some felt & cut it out. Then if you want to have the same affect as the gloves in my picture, you would need to cut that kitty in half - placing one half on one side of a glove and the other half on the other glove. Sew it by hand or machine, add some buttons for eyes (if you like) and sew the seams last! They are adorable!