Hello The 36th Avenue readers!
My name is Angelina and you can find me blogging over at Ruby Jean’s.
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.
I also used felt and pom poms for the embellishments.
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. S
o 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.
I love Angelina!
Let me tell you a little more about her.
Angelina is a stay at Home Mom to 5 wonderful children
and they are excitedly awaiting the arrival of their 6th baby ( any day now ).
She loves all things Crafty and DIY.
Sewing is something that she feels so very blessed to be able to do,
being that it was a desire of hers since she was a little girl.
She has never taken a class and have only learned what she knows through trial and error over the years.
She does however think taking a class on Period Costume making would be so much fun,
she says… “Who know, maybe someday in the future I will be able to do just that
but for now I will just continue to share the little bits that I do know “
And we surely enjoy that!
Here are a few more projects from her that I adore!
And the most gorgeous Sewing Room ever!
You really need to go visit Angelina over at Ruby Jean’s and take a tour.
Thank you all for visiting with us today!