Just in case you missed my Contributing post over at the36thave here it is.
Today’s tutorial is, “How to make Fingerless Gloves”.
This is a very quick and easy project and one that even the children can get involved in.
Using a blank piece of paper I traced around my daughters arm and for the fingers I marked where I wanted the edge of the glove to be.
Using my cut pattern I placed it on top of my fleece and cut a total of 4 pieces. I wanted the edge to be scalloped so I used myFabric Scallop Scissors, size Large ( LOVE these things, they work REALLY well on Felt ). I then stitched along the sides of the arm and thumb ( right sides together ) leaving the place for the fingers open. Turn right sides out.
Try on to make sure it’s a good fit and to mark the placement of the stitches for the fingers. If working with little people hands you can always use a Water Soluble Pencil or Marker to make your finger placement marks. Now would be the time to make any adjustments needed for sizing before you stitch your finger holes. I ended up re-trimming the edges on the thumb and hand to clean them up a bit.
Now!! Like any good DIY Crafter we can never just leave things plain and boring, we have got to find ways to embellish and make things a bit more exciting. So I decided to add some fun flowers to these Fingerless Gloves. I drew a basic flower shape for my pattern and cut a total of 6 flowers ( out of white felt ), each flower was made up of 2 big flowers and 1 smaller flower for the top.
I layered my flowers, being sure to of center each flower ( giving it more dimension ). Using a coordinating thread I stitched my flower together pinching it in the center as I went along.
For the center I used 3 mini Pom Poms and hot glued them into place.
Using my bigger pom poms I took some embroidery floss ( leaving a knot at the end ) and pulled it through the center of the pom pom with a needle. I made a total of four, knotting two of them together. I then sewed the pom pom to the back of my flower, then sewed the flower to the glove. Another option would be, to hot glue a clip to the back of the flower so you can remove it when needed.
I hope that you enjoyed and will be inspired to make your own Fingerless Gloves.
Thank you again Desiree allowing me to come over and share with your Lovely readers.