by Tammy Taylor
I’ve been dreaming of a pair of fingerless gloves all winter, I absolutely love the style and functionality of them. Sometimes a pair of full gloves are just too restrictive but fingerless gloves allow you to work your smartphone or use your fingers for picking up things while still offering warmth to your hands. Oh how I wanted them – so I started shopping, hoping I would find a pair that I would love.
But then I saw a post from The Mind To Homestead that wrote about ways to upcycle long socks into hand warmers and (here’s the kicker) it took NO SEWING! Now I’ve joked before about my lack of sewing prowess but I kid you not – I have NO sewing skills. None. Nada. Zilch. Sewing a button back on a shirt may be the very edge of my ability and I’m not gonna lie, the result still won’t be pretty.
So when I read the idea of using socks to make a no-sew hand warmer I was intrigued. Rewind back to last year when I bought a pair of bright pink socks and although I loved the color & design, they were full calf-length socks and after wearing them all day I had painful marks at the top where the elastic cuff was – they were just too tight. I hated that because I loved the socks, plus dang they were brand new! Hummm… PERFECT opportunity to try these no-sew fingerless gloves!
Easy To Make!
First I laid out the clean socks & cut them just above the heel leaving the sock in two pieces. I wanted to leave most of the length for my fingerless gloves so they would cover much of my forearms as well but you might want to decide how long you want your warmers to be so you’ll know how high up the sock you wish to cut.
I pushed the foot section of the cut sock aside & focused my attention on the calf section that would become my fingerless gloves. Then I slipped my hand into the section of sock with my fingers at the finished cuff end to measure where the thumb hole should be cut.
For me it was right at the bottom of the cuff so I cut a very small slit for my thumb to come through. The material will stretch when you put it on so this cut needs to be just barely enough to squeeze your thumb through. I will say that when you’re wearing them the thumb goes through a little more than you think they will which will make for slightly less coverage on your fingers. I thought these gloves would cover as shown in the picture below but they actually ride just about 1/4″ higher than that. So be sure you measure the thumb hole based on the very furthest part of the thumb that will fit through for an accurate fit.
Anyway, I absolutely L-O-V-E these fingerless gloves and they are long enough to cover most of my forearm as well. If you have some favorite socks that you’d like to upcycle to a new life give these fingerless gloves a try. And hey, did I mention there’s NO SEWING??
No-Sew Or Beginner’s Projects We Love
- Rustic No-Sew Denim Coasters
- Upcycled Fingerless Gloves
- Quick Pocket Hand Warmers
- Cute Repurposed-Denim Baskets
- Lavender-Scented Hand Scrub
- Decorative Pillows From Flannel Shirt Fabric
- How To Make A Pretty Porch Lantern
- MYO Beeswax Wraps
- Repurpose Greeting Card Into Small Gift Box
- …And Much More
C’mon by & sit a spell! Come hang out at our Facebook Page. It’s like sitting in a front porch rocker with a glass of cold iced tea – lots of good folks sharing! You can also follow along on Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram.
If you’d like to receive an email each time a new blog post goes live it’s EASY to Subscribe to our blog!