12.19.2011

made with love: DIY fingerless gloves

this is our last week for made with love--i hope you've enjoyed all the fun and cute gifts that have been shown!  thanks to all my fabulous friends who contributed :)
last but not least is miss chelsea...she is a friend in real life...super sweet, super crafty...just an all around awesome person.
enjoy her fabulous tutorial!

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Hello! So happy to be here today as a guest on emily's fabulous blog!
I'm Chelsea and I blog over at skc At Home.
I have a confession to make before we begin...
This is my very first tutorial.
What?? Totally serious.
So thank you em for asking me to do this, forcing me to overcome my fear. ;)
It needed to be done.
Moving on!
I absolutely love handmade gifts and try to do as many as I can for Christmas each year.
Especially for all the women in my life - they seem to appreciate the effort the most. :)
So this is what I have for you today...

Fingerless gloves!
They're everywhere right now and the perfect accessory for the chilly winter weather
but what better gift to give than ones that have been personalized and embellished by YOU! :)
So let's begin.
Here's what you'll need:
1) some cheap gloves
I found these at Wal-Mart for $1.40
(hence the $1.40 tag still attached for your viewing pleasure).
Just make sure they have long enough arms to add your embellishments! :)
2) a needle & matching thread
3) scissors
4) embellishments of your choice

Now you have a couple of options.
You can cut off just the tips of all the fingers
- or-
the entire 4-finger section, leaving 1 big hole.

Then fold the rough edges inside the glove about 1/4" and stitch.
If you are going to do each finger individually, I would recommend using elastic thread.
Unless you want you're loved ones fingers to lose circulation and fall off.

Once all the rough edges are finished the real fun begins!
Now you can embellish any way you choose!
Use scraps of fabric to make flowers or ruffles
or use beads, ribbon, buttons - anything you have lying around!
Here are a few ideas to spark your creative juices:
Some hints:
* I would recommend stitching on embellishments
but I know SOME OF YOU  have a love affair with your hot glue gun
so that is a no-sew option
* for fabric bows I used the tutorial from this series - click here
* for yarn pom poms I found a super easy tutorial - click here
* ruffles can be made by cutting a strip of fabric,
sewing a loose stitch all the way down the middle
and pulling one thread to gathering the fabric

* I would recommend elastic thread for ribbon, ruffles, anything that you're
going to wrap around the whole glove
Fun right!?
I love that the possibilities are endless
and you can really have fun making these you're own!
Thanks again, Em, for having me!
Merry Christmas everyone!
6 days & counting... :)

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thanks chelsea!
here are the previous made with love projects:
DIY painted plates
DIY mason jars
DIY fabric flower pins and felt bows
DIY felt cupcakes
DIY star wars paper characters

12 comments:

  1. I didn't realize it was this easy...and now I must try it myself!

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  2. I am so sad this is the last week, I've loved all the crafts!! I saw those cheap gloves at wal mart last week, I am TOTALLY going to make some of these!!

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  3. I love, love, love these! What a brilliant idea! I need to go to Walmart to pick up some men's gloves for the local shelter, and I'm going to have to pick up some ladies gloves as well. Brilliant! If I can find the time, might even add them to the teacher presents!

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  4. So so so adorable!! Now it's time to see if i can get some of these made before Christmas arrives! :)

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  5. very cute idea! love the embellishment options :)

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  6. These are adorable!! I will have to wait until next year (when it is winter time) to make these, but I will remember to keep an eye out for gloves!!

    Thanks for sharing, these are cute! :)

    Ngaio May xx

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  7. wow I love love love this tutorial!

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  8. yes. i have these in real life. don't be jealous, blog world.

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  9. Oh my goodness. I saw this the other day on your blog and then bought the gloves from Walmart last night to make them, but then I couldn't remember where I had seen the idea!! I was literally praying that God would help me find it again... haha.
    [kicking myself for not "pinning" it.
    So glad I found it!! Thanks God! :]

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  10. Where can I find elastic thread?

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