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Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Gothic Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

I got a request for these. They are a bit different from the Gothic Arm Warmers that we did a long long time ago. :)

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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″)

Tools:

  • Fingerless Gloves Pattern (PDF Download)
  • Tracing paper – preferably 2 pieces or one really big one.
  • Tracing wheel
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Pins
  • 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.

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Here you can see what I’ve used for my fingerless gloves.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Fold your fabric – wrong side against wrong side, so you can use tracing paper later without too much fuss of moving it about.
Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Cut out the fabric as shown. The seam allowance is there, yay!

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Trace the two parallel lines – this is where you’ll sew on your ribbons in a minute.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

All pinned on! :D

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Adjust your sewing machine to sew with 3 stitched zig-zag.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

And sew on your eyelet ribbon.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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. :)

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Pin on your embellishment ribbon (I used velvet ribbon) onto your eyelet ribbon, so only the eyelets show.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Sew on each side of the ribbon with a straight stitch – I suppose this depends on what kind of ribbon you use. ;)

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Snip off excess ribbon at the top and the bottom.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Now fold the bottom tip up (left fingerless glove) and iron it. Fold the seam allowance up as well and iron.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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. :)

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Adjust your sewing machine back to the 3 stitched zig-zag.
Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Sew the seam allowance from the wrong side, so you can see what you’re doing.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

The ribbon will be sewn on in the process as well.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Once again the iron is your friend! :)

The left is not ironed – but the right one is neat and flat.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Pin the back seam – right side against right side – on both your fingerless gloves.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Iron the seam allowance to either side – as the right glove here. :)

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Fold down the seam allowance – iron and pin.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Adjust your sewing machine to a 3 stitched zig-zag again.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

See – very neat! :D

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Aaaah – we’re getting there!

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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. :)

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

We’re still sewing with the 3 stitched zig-zag here.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

At the top, sew by the top of the lace while you gently stretch your glove.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

At the bottom, also sew by the top of the lace, although without stretching it.
Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Uuuh, look at that! Almost done!

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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.

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

Cut off excess ribbon if you have any and melt the ends with a lighter, so it won’t fray.
Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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! ;)

 

Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

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kisses – Parnuuna

 

 

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11 Responses to Gothic Fingerless Gloves Tutorial

  1. MammaNene 11. January 2014 at 14:50 #

    Lovely gloves! I have to create a Princess dress for my daughter and I think this tutorial has given me so much inspiration…
    I think her gloves will be less blak and lace and more princess style, but it’s such a nice idea…
    Thanks Parnuuna :)

    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.com

    • Parnuuna Thornwood 11. January 2014 at 17:16 #

      Yay – thank you! :D
      I think they could definitely become more princessy. :) And if they’re too loose, you just take some away from the back seams.

      • MammaNene 11. January 2014 at 17:18 #

        Yes, I was planning doing exactly that!
        Thanks dear :)

  2. Debbie Painter 12. January 2014 at 21:45 #

    Found you from a post in Facebook! What a great tutorial! Can’t wait to make these and show them off at the Renaissance faire next month!

  3. tina 13. January 2014 at 00:20 #

    A million thank you’s!!!! You’re awesome to put this tutorial up =) I have been wanting to make these for sooooo long! =) You made a beautiful pair of gloves. I hope my first time will come out good. I’m still very new at sewing so we shall see =D

    • Parnuuna Thornwood 13. January 2014 at 17:35 #

      You’re very welcome. :D I’m sure yours will be perfectly beautiful! :)

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      Thank you. :) It’s a lot of work, but it’s fun when I have the time to do it. :)

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