I got a request for these. They are a bit different from the Gothic Arm Warmers that we did a long long time ago. :)
These fingerless gloves are really cute (and long), so they are perfect for evening wear, or whenever you’d like to cover your arms with prettiness.
You can add any kind of embellishments you want – I just used what I had in my stash. I think it would look good with more lacy laces! And studs! :D
There’s a little ribbon-ring-thing, that you can put around your middle finger, so it stays in place. Convenient and cute!
Anyway – here’s what you’ll need for making these beauties:
- Stretch Fabric – Width: 60 cm (23 5/8″) Height: 55 cm (21 5/8″) – for these I’ve used cotton jersey.
- Eyelet ribbon - 185 cm (72 13/16″) – for the lacing (the grey things on my pictures)
- Any pretty ribbon to cover the eyelet ribbon (I’ve used velvet ribbon) – 185 cm (72 13/16″)
- Thin satin ribbon (lacing) – approximately 5 m (196″)
- Lace ribbon – approximately 3 m (118″)
- Fingerless Gloves Pattern (PDF Download)
- Tracing paper – preferably 2 pieces or one really big one.
- Tracing wheel
- Sewing machine
- Matching thread
When you have all that, we’re ready to move on. :)
Start out by printing out the pattern, assemble it and cut it out. The pattern is with seam allowance. Printing and assembling guidance here.
Here you can see what I’ve used for my fingerless gloves.
Cut out the fabric as shown. The seam allowance is there, yay!
Now add your tracing paper. I removed the pins at the bottom, top and one side. Not the last side, because it’s used for stabilizing the whole thing. :)
It would be best if you have a good base for that – cardboard or a carving board. So you won’t ruin your table top.
Trace the two parallel lines – this is where you’ll sew on your ribbons in a minute.
Pin on your eyelet ribbon. I believe that it’s best to pin before we sew in this particular case, because we’re sewing in stretch fabric. If we weren’t pinning, the fabric might stretch too much or too little and start wrinkling in an unmannerly way.
All pinned on! :D
Adjust your sewing machine to sew with 3 stitched zig-zag.
And sew on your eyelet ribbon.
Now, the iron is your friend! The right fingerless glove isn’t ironed, so it’s all wrinkly and stuff. But the left one is ironed and looks neat. :)
Pin on your embellishment ribbon (I used velvet ribbon) onto your eyelet ribbon, so only the eyelets show.
Sew on each side of the ribbon with a straight stitch – I suppose this depends on what kind of ribbon you use. ;)
Snip off excess ribbon at the top and the bottom.
Now fold the bottom tip up (left fingerless glove) and iron it. Fold the seam allowance up as well and iron.
Take approximately 13 cm (5 1/8″) of your thin satin ribbon and pin onto your bottom point. Do this on both your fingerless gloves, of course. :)
Sew the seam allowance from the wrong side, so you can see what you’re doing.
The ribbon will be sewn on in the process as well.
Once again the iron is your friend! :)
The left is not ironed – but the right one is neat and flat.
Pin the back seam – right side against right side – on both your fingerless gloves.
Adjust your sewing machine to a normal zig-zag, but only 1,3 mm (1/16″) in width! This will ensure that the thread won’t break when you start pulling the fabric. Which it would do if you were sewing with a straight stitch.
Iron the seam allowance to either side – as the right glove here. :)
Fold down the seam allowance – iron and pin.
Adjust your sewing machine to a 3 stitched zig-zag again.
And sew from the wrong side – again, so you can see what you’re doing. Making sure that you cover the raw edge of the seam allowance.
See – very neat! :D
Aaaah – we’re getting there!
Now adding the lace. At the top you need to make sure that you can stretch the fabric, so the lace should be pinned on loosely.
Start by pinning at the back seam by the zig-zag, so you cover it – fold and pin the fold down. Repeat until you’ve reached your starting point.
When you’re done pinning – check if you can actually stretch your fingerless glove. If not, you’ll need to loosen the lace a bit.
Add lace to the bottom as well – covering the zig-zag. Again fold and pin, fold and pin. This doesn’t need to stretch though, so no stress about that. :)
We’re still sewing with the 3 stitched zig-zag here.
At the top, sew by the top of the lace while you gently stretch your glove.
Uuuh, look at that! Almost done!
Get the rest of your thin satin ribbon, and cut it in half, so there’s a piece for both gloves.
Use the ribbon as lacing, starting from the top, so it ends with a bow at the bottom.
AAAAAAND they’re done!!! You’ve finished your Gothic Fingerless Gloves! How about that! :D
Now off you go – off to flaunt your new creation, you! ;)
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kisses – Parnuuna