How to Make Gloves Out of Fabric and Socks?

Want to customize your gloves? It is now easy to make your gloves at home either by sewing or knitting.

Gloves may seem a bit tricky, but once you read this article, I am sure you can make them on your own!

All you need to do is draft the glove pattern and choose a suitable fabric like leather, vinyl, etc. With several degrees of freedom of movement, hands are complex 3D forms. Gloves have fit in with this and are more complex than 2 hand-shaped bits of cloth that are sewn together.

However, let’s begin with the details you need to follow!


Tools and Materials You May Need

For making the gloves you need the following supplies,

For Drafting:

  • A permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Duct tape
  • Disposable gloves preferably of latex or nitrile
  • Permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Sharp scissors

For Making:

  • Thread
  • The fabric of about 30cm
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine or a needle
  • Fray (Optional but it’s good to have it)


Simple Ways to Sew Gloves

Here guides you through the simplest and most detailed glove DIY.

how to make gloves out of fabric

Step 1: To start making the gloves first, you need to draft the pattern of the type of glove you want.

Step 2: Start tracing your hand on a piece of paper making sure your fingers are spread out as much as possible.

Step 3: You can trace down the length of your arm as well if you need a longer club.

Step 4: Add seam loads around the entire hand shape and we recommend adding a lot more excess to the wrist/arm portion because you can get a little tight around there. You can always make it tighter later on if necessary.

Step 5: Now that we have the pattern of our gloves let’s get the materials together.

Step 6: Take the four-way stretch fabric scissors and pins. Now take your pattern and cut out two pieces of the same side then flip the pattern over and cut out two pieces of that side.

Step 7: Once you have done that take one of each piece and pin them together on the right side facing each other.

Step 8: Now move on to sewing the gloves. You’re going to simply sew along the edge of the glove until you reach the end. When you get to the curved parts at the top of the fingers you want to take extra time to make sure that you stop and pivot the fabric every few stitches. This will give them a smooth curve.

Step 9: At first, it can be a little tricky to do so if you want you can do a few practice tests on some scrap fabric.

Step 10: Once you sewed the gloves together you can choose to have the bottom of the glove if you want because the bottom of the glove is hidden for the cosplay.

Step 11: Because of the knit, it won’t fray but regardless you’re going to want to clip the curves in between each finger of the glove so that it lay a little bit more nicely when you put it on.

After you’ve done, you can turn the glove inside out and try it on.


How to Make Fishnet Gloves?

fishnet gloves

Making gloves with fishnet is a bit tricky until you’re a crochet expert! But don’t worry as we have come with an easy method of making fishnet gloves that will give you an amazing end product. Just follow the steps mentioned below,

Step 1: To begin with the gloves we’re going to make a chain of 30 just a rough estimate as it depends upon the yarn that you’re using. You can get shorter or longer depending upon your requirements.

Step 2: Now that you have your chain, you need to go into the first chain and do a single crochet. You can do as many chains as you want and skip accordingly before starting another.

Step 3: Repeat until done


How to Make Lace Gloves?

how to make lace gloves at home

Step 1: To begin with the gloves, you need a lace fabric and know in which direction the stretch is. If you get stretched in both directions, then don’t panic just go with the suitable one.

Step 2: Place the pattern down with a stretch going across the fingers as this will help you get a perfect fit. Cut out two glove bodies and two thumbs along with the long edge on the fold

Step 3: Fold your pieces into half again and stitch up the side and round all fingers using a sewing machine or hands.

Step 4: Then sew up your thumb pieces along the edge and insert them making sure the raw edges are on the inside.


Pattern Size

Large Pattern:

large sized pattern

Medium Pattern:

medium sized pattern

Small Pattern:

small sized pattern


Tips for Sewing Your Own Gloves

Here are a few important tips and tricks that will help you in sewing easily,

1. If you don’t want to face any problems while making your own pattern, you can check the online patterns. All you need to do is search for Glove Pattern, download and print the one you like. Follow the instructions given on that pattern to get better results.

2. You can also use any type of fabric for making gloves that you are most comfortable with.

  • However, if you want the gloves to give you a comfortable fit, then cotton and fleece is the best option as they are stretchable.
  • If you want your gloves to give a lavish appearance, then satin and faux suede are what you need as they are soft.

3. Don’t forget to remove the pins before you start sewing as this will damage the sewing machine.



Making gloves is a therapeutic hobby and allows you to display your creative skills. With this article, we aimed to provide you with a guide that can help you in making gloves. We hope that we were successful in our job and this guide was helpful for you.