Continuing on the “Making a Pair of Fingerless Gloves from an Old Sweater” note, I wanted to give a tutorial on using a short sleeved sweater to make longer gloves that include an elastic band. So, here you go!
Here’s my tutorial on How to Reuse an Old Sweater to Make a Pair of Fingerless Gloves.
1. Measure around your arm just below your elbow; that will be the width of your fabric. Measure the length from the middle of your hand to your elbow; that will be the length of your fabric.
2. Cut and iron your fabric.
3. Cut a piece of elastic 1/2 inch less than the width of your fabric. Place the elastic so that half of it is over the edge of your fabric. Sew it to the fabric.
4. Fold the elastic band over once so that the fabric covers it. Sew the bottom edge of your elastic to the fabric.
5. Fold your fabric lengthwise correct side to correct side. Sew the fabric together.
6. Flip the fabric so that the correct side is now facing out. Put the fabric on your arm. Mark where you want the stitching between your thumb and index to go. Sew it.
7. Do the same thing again to make your second fingerless glove.
Yes, I know, the 80’s called with this pair, but I like them! I’m thinking of adding a few buttons before I list them for sale.