Scrap Buster Tutorial: Fingerless Gloves

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Since the seasons are starting to change, we get to start breaking out the fall accessories. I wanted something that would be fun and functional so I decided it was the perfect time to make fingerless gloves. This is a great scrap buster project, as well as a great gift because it takes such little time to make.

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  • Fingerless Glove Free Pattern
  • Less than 1/4 yard Knit Fabric (This works best with at least 50% stretch or a 4-way stretch knit fabric)
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Sewing Machine or hand sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Pins
To get started, you need less than ¼ yard of fabric. Each fabric used around 18w x 7L of fabric. That means you can make a few of these from ¼ yard of fabric. You can also leave off the lining, but this tutorial will only include directions for the lined version.

Print your free pattern. Make sure you print it at no scaling or 100%. Measure your 1 inch square to insure that it is the correct size. The pattern includes a S/M adult size and a S/M child size.

You will be sewing with a stretch stitch or zig zag stitch so that you don’t break any stitches when wearing the gloves. The pattern includes a ⅜” seam allowance.

  1. Cut out your pattern pieces. You will need to cut 4 mirrored pieces of each fabric.

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2. Place pieces right sides together and sew down the side beneath the thumb-hole. You will need to repeat this to the main and lining fabric. Repeat this to other 2 pattern pieces for each fabric.

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3. Open up pieces and place right sides together of main fabric and lining fabric. Pin only across top of thumb hole. Repeat to other glove.

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4. Sew across thumbhole to join main fabric and lining fabric. Repeat to other glove.

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5. Fold pieces right sides together so that all the open sides are now matching up. Repeat with other glove.

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6. Sew all the way around square opening above thumb-hole. Repeat with other glove.

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7. Snip through corners without going through stitches. Repeat with other glove.

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8. Pull one of the sides through so that the wrong sides are together. Repeat with other glove.

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9. Open up one of the sides and place the lining or main fabric and roll it to the middle. Then place the sides around it right side together. Repeat with other glove.

10. Sew down the side. Pull other fabric through. Repeat with other glove.

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11. Repeat step 9 and 10 to other fabric. Repeat with other glove.

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12. Both sides should be closed now. Your gloves should appear like this.

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13. Push lining fabric through thumb-hole. Line up the lining fabric with the main fabric. Repeat with other glove.

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14. Fold main and lining fabric toward the wrong side. Pin in place. Do this to the top and bottom.  Repeat with other glove.

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15. Sew with a coordinating thread in a narrow stretch or zigzag stitch. If you want these to be reversible, make sure to use matching thread in the bobbin. Repeat with other glove.

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That’s it! You are done. You can change these up with some embroidery, flowers, lace, buttons. Embellish to suit your personality. How excited are you to have made your first fall accessory? We'd love to see your fingerless gloves! Tag us on instagram @UpCraftClub and show off your creations.

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September 20, 2015 by UpCraft Club
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Stephanie said:

I’ve been thinking about making something like this for my son to help him not suck his thumb (ack, flu season coming), woohoo!


Emi said:

Love this idea! I have so many scraps and this would be a fun little gift.

Caroline O'Reilly

Caroline O'Reilly said:

Please can you reload images as they are missing.


Jennifer said:

I’m a little confused because the pictures are missing. Can you reupload them to clarify instructions? Thanks!

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