diy fingerless gloves

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After having seen this tutorial from Disney over at Ruffles and Stuff, I was totally inspired to make some fingerless gloves for a Christmas gift.  (If you haven’t peeked at Ruffles and Stuff yet, you’ve got to go check it out!  Inspiration overload, in a totally good way.)  So I popped into my friendly neighborhood dollar store and got three big fat pairs of cozy men’s socks for $2.  Score.

They had a gray stripe around the ankle that I didn’t want, so I cut it and hemmed the edges.  Then, I sliced off the toes of the socks and sewed a zigzag stitch all around that edge to keep it from fraying.

Using some scrap fabric I had laying around, I cut out little hearts and hand-stitched them on the gloves.  Then, I sewed finger holes by using a straight stitch on the machine, sewing perpendicular to the zigzag stitch that finished the edge I had previously cut off.  Just half an inch of stitching per finger did the trick.

Then, I slipped my hand inside and marked a place for a thumb hole.  I cut a slit about an inch long and sewed around the edge with another zigzag stitch to finish it.  And that’s all she wrote!  Cozy, comfy, DIY goodness.

Also, don’t forget to enter to win the Hello I Love you tee from The Wedding Chicks!  I’ve had so much fun meeting some new folks through our super-mega-December giveaways.  Hope you’re all enjoying the festivities!  xoxo

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