How to Make Fingerless Gloves?

Fingerless gloves tend to give a trendy and cool appeal besides protecting your hands and keeping them warm while leaving the fingers free. The most effective part of these gloves is that they are easy to make as compared to other gloves.

It can be done either by sewing or knitting as it does not interfere with sensation. However, if you are in a need to make fingerless gloves then you have come to the right place!

We have discussed the best yet easy methods to create trendy fingerless gloves. They are easy to function with which makes them more popular than others.

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How to Make Fingerless Gloves from Regular Gloves?

It is easy to make fingerless gloves from regular gloves as they are trendy and cool to have. Below we have mentioned the simple easy that will help you in making the fingerless gloves,

Step 1: First, you will need a pair of gloves, whether new or you want to re-use an old one to get into function. Choosing old gloves with holes around the fingers would be a great pick as they are easy to work with.

You can use any type of gloves made from cotton, lambswool, angora, etc.

Step 2: Then you need to wear gloves so that you can mark where you want the fingers to end. Most people prefer cutting from the first knuckle.

Make sure to use a tailor’s chalk if the gloves are dark or a pen for the light colors so that the marked point is visible to you and drawing the lines across the fingers is easy.

Step 3: Next, you need to take the gloves off and cut 1/4 inch above the cutting line that you marked. Make sure to hem your gloves so that they don’t wear out. It is necessary to hem them so that they are in the right length.

Step 4: Measure the other glove from the one you just cut and then cut it too so that you have an even pair of fingerless gloves.

Step 5: Then you will cut the thumb off entirely, or you can cut it from the middle.

Step 6: Lastly, you will hem the cut edges by working on one finger at a time. Fold the raw edges inward by 1/4 inch and sew around the fingers using a hemstitch. Knot the thread and cut the excess off.

Step 7: Pull the gloves on to make sure they are comfortable. Adjust if required and once you are satisfied repeat the process for the other glove.

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How to Make Fingerless Gloves from Socks?

To make the fingerless gloves from socks make sure you have the following material and then follow the step by step process mentioned below,


  • Knowledge of blanket stitch
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • High socks
  • Needle


Step 1:  First, you need to choose a pair of socks with some interesting patterns so that the fingerless gloves look appealing.

Step 2: Cut off the entire foot area which includes heels and toes in a straight line. Discard the foot part or you can use it for other purposes.

Step 3: Start measuring the socks against your hand by placing the palm and arm on the top of a sock. Place the original hem with the top of knuckles and cut the hem that should be ended along the arm. Mark for the thumb hole about 2 inches down the original hem.

Step 4: Cut a small vertical slit for the thumb where you marked the thumb hole by pinching the fabric in half horizontal. You can cut around 1/2 inches and if you want a shorter cut 1/2 inch above the mark.

Step 5: Wear the glove on by slipping the arm into the sock and pushing your thumb out from the thumb hole. You can also make it wider if required.

Step 6: Then you will hem the cut edge of the glove by taking it off and folding the edge inward by 1/2 inch. Protect it with the pins and sew it down using a zigzag stitch or running stitch using hands.

Step 7: Now you will hem the thumb hole if you want to have your glove a nice finish. Fold the raw edge inward by 1/4 inch and sew it with a running stitch using hands.

Step 8: Repeat the process for the other glove once you are satisfied with the first one.

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How to Sew Fingerless Gloves?

how to sew lined fingerless gloves

Step 1: To sew the gloves you will first make the pattern by tracing around the palm, arm, and wrist on the sheet of paper.

Start from the top of knuckles and stop wherever you want on the arm.

Lift the arm away and start connecting the gap at the top of the pattern you trace by a straight line and the thumb with a curved line.

Step 2: Cut the pattern off by leaving a 1/2 inch gap allowance all around the pattern. This will help you in giving enough fabric seam allowance.

Step 3: Next, you will trace the pattern on the fabric by stacking two layers of fabric right sides together. Pin the pattern on the top and start tracing and flip it over for tracing the other glove in the same manner.

Step 4: Choose any fabric you like but a T-shirt material is an ideal pick as it won’t wear out.

Step 5: Now you will cut the tracing of the gloves making sure they are even. Here you don’t have to attach seam allowance as you already did in the original pattern.

Step 6: Pin the pieces together and start sewing them using a zigzag stitch of 1/4 inch seam allowance. In case your fabric is stretchy you can sew it by 1/2 inch of the seam allowance. Be careful with the top, bottom edges, and thumbholes as you don’t have to sew them.

Step 7: Hem the top and bottom edges by folding them down in a 1/2 inch. Pin them and start sewing the hems down.

Step 8: For the thumb holes, we would suggest you do them with the hand by folding the edges in 1/4 inches. Here you would use a running stitch. In case you have used a fleece material you can also skip this step.

Step 9: Turn the glove inside out and repeat the process for the other glove.

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How to Knit Fingerless Gloves?

Step 1: To knit the fingerless gloves you need to cast 40 stitches by using the knitting needle of numbers 8 and 4 along with the color of yarn you desired.

The number of stitches may vary depending upon the length you required if you want short gloves to cast fewer stitches but don’t forget to leave a long tail.

Step 2: Start knitting every row until the gloves are broad enough to wrap around the palm. The maximum number of rows is 48 but it can increase or decrease depending upon the length you need.

The process will give you a stretchy and purl pattern on both sides. Make sure that you do not rotate between knitting and purling or else your glove will not stretch.

Here you will use seed stitch so that the material remains stretchable from both sides.

Step 3: Then you will cast off the stitches once your glove is broad enough to wrap around the palm. Cut the yarn keeping the long tail aside and then feed the tail through the last stitch. Tug on to it to tight the knot but don’t cut it off.

Step 4: Now you will fold the glove in half by bringing the cast on and off edges all together which is the side seam. Place the arm on the top of the glove and set the knuckles with the one top and narrow edges. Make sure to note the top and bottom of the thumb.

Step 5: Sew the top part towards the downside of the thumb using a whip stitch for about 2 inches.

Step 6: Once you’re done with the top part tie the tail off and weave the tailback up the seam towards the top edge.

Step 7: Sew the bottom edge of the seam using a whip stitch and stop when you reach the base of the thumb.

Step 8: Again tie the end of the tail off and weave in the end. Once you are done and satisfied repeat the process for the second glove without turning it inside out.

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Having said that the guide to make fingerless gloves came to an end. We hope that we were able to withstand your expectations with this article. Let us know what you think about this and if you were able to create beautiful patterns.