Easy to Sew Fingerless Gloves

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Introduction: Easy to Sew Fingerless Gloves

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:

To find more tutorials for easy sewing projects, and sewing tips & tricks, go to http://www.ScreamingMimiSewingRoom.blogspot.com


Step 1:

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:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

To find more tutorials for easy sewing projects, and sewing tips & tricks, go to http://www.ScreamingMimiSewingRoom.blogspot.com

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    13 Comments

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    sweetflakes
    sweetflakes

    11 months ago

    Hmm what do you do with the heel part of the socks?

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    Kyla-Bishop
    Kyla-Bishop

    4 years ago

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

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    RSV26
    RSV26

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    deChez
    deChez

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    RSV26
    RSV26

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    a bit off . can i hand sow it ?

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    deChez
    deChez

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    sure...you 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.

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    RSV26
    RSV26

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    thank u ill show it to u when im done

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    RSV26
    RSV26

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    breumer
    breumer

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Great Idea Thank you very much for this tutorial !

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    OlgaZi
    OlgaZi

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    cheesewhiz9
    cheesewhiz9

    9 years ago on Introduction

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