Monday, October 22, 2012

Fingerless Gloves

Ready for a fun refashion!!??

So a few weeks back, I found these on Pinterest.
I fell in love and according to the listed price they were over $100.  Ouch.  Not only that, they didn't sell them any longer.  Either way, nu-uh.  What does a crafter do??

Here's my version:

And here's the original:

Bow fingerless gloves

No.  Not perfect.  But hey, mine were free!
Let me show you how I made them.

I had an old sweater I no longer wore sitting around.

I laid out the sleeves and used my arms to measure out where I wanted them to end. 

Mark them out with a piece of chalk (I also measured to be sure they were both the same length).

Cut them off a little past your mark to make up for the seam allowance.

Serge the ends or use a zigzag stitch to prevent them from fraying.

Fold over the edge to make a hem and sew.

I wanted my gloves to be snug, so I sewed the side seam in a bit, then cut and zigzagged the edge.

While inside out, try them on and pin where you want your thumb and fingers to separate.

Do this to both gloves.  

Then using a thicker thread or an embroidery thread, sew 1/4 inch long (or a little longer) stitch.

Flip them right side out and try them on to be sure they fit okay.

For the bows, cut two pieces of felt 4x2 inches.

And two pieces 1x2 inches.

Get some coordinating embroidery thread to stitch your bow.

With the larger piece of felt, fold in the center like so and stitch once.

Then, using the smaller piece of felt and wrap it around the center.

Then stitch the ends of that piece together.

Ta-da!  A bow.

 Now comes the fun part (Not!).  Try on your glove and mark out with a piece of chalk where you want the center of your bow to be.

Then, begin to stitch on your bow.  There's no step by step or method to it.  Just make a few stitches in the center of the bow onto your glove, then a few up and around each end of the bow.  Make small stitches (try to only go through part of the bow as to not have the stitch show).

And there you have it!  Bow embellished fingerless gloves!

Kind of a fun accessory for fall, don't you think?

Have fun!!
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marth225 said... Best Blogger Tips

very good

cheeky rose said... Best Blogger Tips

I think you did a really good job

TheMoonAndMe said... Best Blogger Tips

I think you did a great job...and now you have some cute gloves to keep even your wrists warm. :)

Tracy Joyner said... Best Blogger Tips

So Freakin Adorable!
I'm with you though, I would never pay $100 for a how you worked it out.
Stopping by from Crafty Confessions Link-Up
TracyAnn from

Terrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely pretty, chic and environmental friendly upcycle. Warm for this winter.

Printabelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the cute bows on them! They turned out so nice!

Kathie said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute and much easier to do than I expected from the picture! Love the little bows and the fact that you made these for FREE!! :)

treadlemusic said... Best Blogger Tips

So very "smart" and all the 'rage' this year!! Re-purposing is always super cool. Will 'bookmark' this for sure!!!!!

J's mom said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy.

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute Vixen! Love this upcycle!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE THIS!!!! Soooooo stylish!!! Love the bows you added to them!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute. I know when the cooler months come I won't be seen without a pair on. Love them.

Natalia Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, these are adorable!! Great job, I might have to try this! :)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! Such a great job! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea!! I love them. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Stone Cottage Adventures said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooh... These are wonderful! Thank you for the tutorial. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures