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:

Easy to Sew Fingerless Gloves
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:

Easy to Sew Fingerless Gloves
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:

Easy to Sew Fingerless Gloves
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:

Easy to Sew Fingerless Gloves
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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