Sewing tutorial to make fingerless gloves – 2 ways
Cut out 2 pieces of stretchy fabric (I am using a stretch velvet) or knit fabric for making one glove.
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Mark 2 1/2 inched down from the top; mark a 1 1/4 inch part – this has to be turned to the back twice (1/4 inch) and stitched in place – use a hand sewing needle and thread for this.
After you have stitched the 1 1/4 inch part – clip the seam allowance at either edge of this part. This will release the seam allowance.
Do the same for the other fabric piece as well. Make the same stitching and clipping on the fabric – but do it on the mirror side.
Hem the top and bottom edges. After you have finished both the pieces, keep them together and sew the sides. (red line on the picture is the stitching line)
This will leave the part clear for inserting the thumb.
The second way of making a fingerless is to use the sleeves of an old sweater – this makes a very nice handwarmer fingerless gloves, if you can get it right and it is not a difficult thing; infact it is the easiest way to make fingerless gloves.
Cut off the hem part of the sleeves. Try it on your hand – If it is not tight on your hand you will have to tighten the edge with a stitch.
Turn under the edge of the cut edge with a hand sewing needle and thread.
Mark 2 inch from the top edge. Cut a 1 inch long part with a 1/4 inch depth from the side edge.
Do the same with the other sleeve part – it should mirror on the other side.
Finish the cut edge of the hole you have made with a hand sewing needle and thread.
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Updated on September 1, 2022 by Sarina Tariq