Wear these striped fleece wrist-warmers as the weather turns chilly and make a style statement this fall! Striped gloves are usually done by knitters and crocheters but these fleece gloves are easier and quicker to work up.
You can sew a pair in a little more than thirty minutes. Here, I will show you how to make women’s fingerless gloves that not only give you warmth but serve as a fabulous accessory for texting with smartphones as well.
They are great as handmade gifts too! Couple them with a fleece cowl (coming up next) and gift your loved one a cozy and stylish pair.
1) Fleece scraps in three desired solid colors.
2) Ornamental wooden buttons- 4 numbers.
* Seam allowance is 1/2-inch throughout unless otherwise specified.
* Use a straight stitch or a narrow zig-zag stitch.
* You may use a regular sewing machine needle.
Take the three fleece fabrics.
Cut one rectangle each of dimension, 5-inch length x 9-inch width from each piece. This would give you a glove that is 12-inches long and should fit an average woman.
If you would want the fit to be more accurate, measure around the palm of your hand excluding the thumb and add 1-inch for seam allowance. That would be the width of your piece. Arrange the pieces in a way that is pleasing to the eye.
Take two of the pieces, keep them overlapping with the right sides together and aligning the edges. Sew along one of the longer edge to join.
Take the third rectangular piece and join it along the longer side with the joint pieces.
Trim off the extra to reduce the bulk at the seam.
Finger press the seams flat. Here you may use a mild iron but take care not to press at high heat or it would melt the fleece.
Let’s sew the glove shut along the side seams.
Fold the piece over with the right sides together and aligning the edges. Before sewing the side seam, we need to mark the two points for the thumb-hole. Mark one point at 2-inches from the top edge and the other at 4.5-inches.
Sew the glove shut, leaving the thumb-hole open. Make sure to reinforce the stitches above and below the thumb-hole.
Next we need to hem the lower and upper edges.
Finger press the side seam or here again you may use a mild iron.
Let’s do the upper and lower hem.
Fold the upper and lower edge by 1/2-inch and sew the down the hem.
We need to finish the thumb-hole.
Sew down the seam allowance on either side of the thumb-hole using a needle and thread.
Turn the glove over to the right side.
You may sew wooden buttons on the side for embellishment. Repeat the steps to sew the other fingerless glove and we are done with our pair!