How to Make Fleece Fingerless Gloves in 3 Super-Simple Steps

Nina's Ideas
by Nina's Ideas
7 Materials
45 Minutes

How frustrating is it when you’re wearing gloves and can’t use your phone? DIY fingerless gloves are a perfect way to keep your fingers free and your hands warm. Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make fleece fingerless gloves.

Tools and materials:

  • Fleece
  • Pins
  • Marker
  • Paper or cardboard for the pattern
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread (optional)
Making a DIY fingerless gloves sewing pattern

1. Make a fingerless gloves sewing pattern

Use paper and a marker or pen, plus your hand, to create a pattern. The glove length is the length of your hand from the wrist to the pinky tip. The width is across your hand to the base of your thumb.

Fingerless gloves sewing pattern

Leave about 2 inches or so from your wrist to the base of the thumb and from the inside of the thumb towards your index finger. Mark about 2½ to 3 inches on one side for the thumb. Add a ¼ inch all around the pattern.

Tracing the fingerless gloves sewing pattern

2. Cut the fleece

Figure out your fleece’s stretchier direction. Fold the fleece and lay the paper pattern horizontally on the fleece in its stretchy direction. Trace the pattern. Make sure to add the thumb space markings.

How to make fingerless gloves

Then lay the pattern directly on top of your first tracing and trace the second pattern. Cut out the pieces and cut out the thumb marks.

How to sew fingerless gloves

3. Sew the fingerless gloves

Open the fabric. Fold over the top and bottom ¼ of an inch. Pin in place. Sew with a straight stitch. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end. 

DIY fleece fingerless gloves

Fold in the thumb hole. Pin in place. Straight stitch just the thumb hole. 

Sewing fingerless gloves

Fold the glove right sides together. Mark along the line where the thumb hole is. Sew those two seams, matching the thumb hole seam line. Trim the excess.

DIY fingerless gloves

How to make fleece fingerless gloves tutorial

Your fingerless gloves are ready to wear! I hope you make these DIY fingerless gloves for yourself or as gifts. Please let me know in the comments if you made these or share photos of your creations.

Happy holidays!

Suggested materials:
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  • Pins
  • Marker
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