Saturday, January 9, 2016

Cold Hands, Warm Heart DIY Fingerless Gloves

 

I've been wanting some new fingerless gloves, but couldn't find just exactly what I wanted.  You know I enjoy sewing, especially quick projects like this.
 
 
Heather gray sweatshirts are a staple around here!  There is always one with a hole or a stain needing to be thrown away a good upcycle.  This one has a big stain all down the front of it.


(Sewing Tip:  I don't own fancy sewing weights.  I just use whatever is handy that is kind of heavy to hold my patterns in place.  My snow man collection is currently all over the house, so I grabbed a couple for this project!)
 
With my cat's help ;-) I found THIS PATTERN and cut it from the sleeves of my stained sweat shirt.  I didn't want to mess with the cuff and so, just sort of cut around it.  OK.  That made it a bit wonky at the bottom.  When cutting, I left enough room to hem the top and the thumb hole.


Here it is all sewn.
 
 

And here are my "new" fingerless gloves!  Once they are on and the cuff is stretched a bit on my arm, the bottom doesn't have that wonk effect at all.  I even polished my nails for the photo!

How are you staying warm this winter?

;-)  Marci


14 comments:

  1. Marci, What a great idea. I have not seen it before now. That's a wonderful kitty tail! Blessings.

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  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Wishing you a year full of creativity and fun projects!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. Brrr! It got cold today! I had to use gloves to pump gas... These are so perfectly recycled! Love it!

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  4. Love the idea!
    have a great day!

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  5. how fun and comfy :) my arms and hands get chilly sitting around crafting and crochet so these fingerless gloves would be nice!

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  6. Pinning for when the weather cools down, Marci. What a great idea!!!

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  7. Hello, What a great idea, I need these in the store while shopping! My hands are always so cold! Hey have a good week!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  8. So cute! Thanks for sharing :) #BragAboutItLinkParty

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  9. It's good to have a fingerless glove in a cold day. Typing is easies wearing thme. Nice to make use of old fabrics.

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  10. This is a great idea. This year my hands have been cold all the time, no idea why, maybe I'm just getting old...I'm certainly going to make a pair of these now! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  11. What a cute upcycle! Thank you very much. Pinned.
    Blessings, Leigh

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  12. I love the look and this is such a clever repurpose of an old sweater sleeve! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration this weekend!

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