DIY Adorable Fingerless Gloves for the Whole Family

5 Materials
10 Minutes

My hands are always cold in the winter. I love wearing a nice, warm pair of gloves but I always feel like I can’t do my day to day activities with them on. I decided to create a fingerless pair of fleece gloves so that I could have the best of both worlds. Not only are my hands warm and cozy, but these gloves allow me to go about my daily routine without any struggle! If you want to make a few pairs of these cute and functional gloves for you and the family, this winter, my tutorial is what you need. Follow a few simple steps and get started on this awesome DIY.

How to make fleece fingerless gloves

Tools and materials:

  • Pattern
  • Fleece fabric 
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins/clips 
  • Sewing machine 
Measure your hand
Cut the pattern to size

To kick off this quick and easy DIY, you will need to start with the pattern. Before you cut the pattern to the correct size, lay your hand down over it to get a more accurate measurement of how small you’ll need to cut it. 

DIY fleece fingerless gloves
Cut the fabric

Once you have cut your pattern, fold over your fabric, and lay down the pattern. Make sure to follow the instructions on the pattern for the direction of the stretch of the fabric. Check that the side opposite the thumb should be on the fold of the fabric and then pin or clip your pattern in place. 

Cut the fabric

Time to start cutting! Cut out two of these pattern pieces on the fold.

Sew the gloves
Sew the gloves

Next, hop on over to your sewing machine. Start by sewing the seam from the wrist to the curve of the thumb hole. It helps to sew using a zig-zag stitch because it will allow for a stretch when wearing your glove so that the seam doesn’t rip. Leave a seam allowance of ⅜ of an inch. 

DIY fingerless gloves

Next, sew from the other side of the thumb hole to the top of the glove. 

Trim the corners
Trim the seams

Clip your threads and the corner to give the gloves a professional finish and also make them more comfortable to wear. Trim the seam as well using the fabric scissors. Be careful not to cut into the stitching. 

Turn the fabric
Turn right side out

Turn your gloves right side out. One of the best things about fleece is that it does not fray so you don’t need to finish the edges but you could always add a piece of fleece binding if you want. 

Fingerless gloves pattern fleece

These fingerless gloves are so adorable! Who would you make these gloves for? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  • Carolyn Sheetz Kuespert Carolyn Sheetz Kuespert on Feb 04, 2021

    I quickly made 2 pair just by watching the video......using some light weight fleece I had in my quilting stash. Turned out very well. Will need adjustment for size for my adult daughter with a larger hand...Will easily be done later. A nice project to complete. I recently made fleece headbands from a similar site.

  • Mary Mary on Feb 05, 2021

    Fantastic description and much appreciated. I carried it a bit further and made full mittens, but left an opening on the

    bottom side, close to the base of the fingers. This allows the person to flip the top of the mitten to expose the fingers or wear as a full mitten. Love, love, love them and have made some for gifts