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Fingerless Gloves

By Vixenmade @vixenMade
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??
DIY!

Here's my version:

Fingerless Gloves


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.

Fingerless Gloves
I laid out the sleeves and used my arms to measure out where I wanted them to end. 
Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
Mark them out with a piece of chalk (I also measured to be sure they were both the same length).
Fingerless Gloves
Cut them off a little past your mark to make up for the seam allowance.
Fingerless Gloves
Serge the ends or use a zigzag stitch to prevent them from fraying.
Fingerless Gloves
Fold over the edge to make a hem and sew.
Fingerless Gloves
I wanted my gloves to be snug, so I sewed the side seam in a bit, then cut and zigzagged the edge.
Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
While inside out, try them on and pin where you want your thumb and fingers to separate.
Fingerless Gloves
Do this to both gloves.  
Fingerless Gloves
Then using a thicker thread or an embroidery thread, sew 1/4 inch long (or a little longer) stitch.
Fingerless Gloves
Flip them right side out and try them on to be sure they fit okay.
Fingerless Gloves
For the bows, cut two pieces of felt 4x2 inches.
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And two pieces 1x2 inches.
Fingerless Gloves
Get some coordinating embroidery thread to stitch your bow.
Fingerless Gloves
With the larger piece of felt, fold in the center like so and stitch once.
Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
Then, using the smaller piece of felt and wrap it around the center.
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Then stitch the ends of that piece together.
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Ta-da!  A bow.
Fingerless Gloves
 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.
Fingerless Gloves
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).
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And there you have it!  Bow embellished fingerless gloves!
Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
Kind of a fun accessory for fall, don't you think?
Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
Have fun!!

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By Kate Robare
posted on 20 December at 17:48

I really like them!! And unlike some the idea to shell out $100 for only 1/2 a glove isn't going to work for me.

By Alice Kaulfers
posted on 02 December at 19:43

Very good idea to refurbish what you already have.

By Nathaniel Baer
posted on 30 March at 18:28

Hi holly I found u I sent u a frend quest

By Holly Dunn
posted on 27 March at 12:39

I rather buying them than making them. then again my mom is a good sewer and can do that....i don't know if we have an old sweater somewhere though....like I said I'd rather buy it than making it, it's just a big waste of time!