Are you always cold? Stay warm with S’Mitten Fingerless Gloves. easy DIY craft tutorial idea for wrist sleeves that keep your hands and arms nice and warm.
I am one of those people. I am ALWAYS cold. I am cold in the winter and bundle up in hoodies and fuzzy socks, and I’m cold in the summer because everywhere you go the AC is turned up so high. BUT I have found something to help keep those chills at bay, S’Mitten Fingerless Gloves. These gloves are amazing! I love that my fingers are free so I can wear them while typing at my computer (in fact, I’m wearing them now), I can still easily turn the pages of my favorite book, and I can pretty much wear them all day.
S’Mitten Fingerless Gloves are a kit that
The kit comes with everything you’ll need except scissors.
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You’ll be able to make 3 pairs of matching bands to dress up your gloves. The one we are going to start with is the bow. For this band, you will need the 2 wide bands, 2 medium bands and 2 small strips of fabric. Take the medium band and lay flat. Curl the edges of the up piece in towards the center and keep the back piece flat. Sew a stitch in the center through both layers to keep the fabric in place.
Layer the medium band on top of the large band and stitch into place. Only stitch through the top layer of the large band. The large band is what wraps around the palm of your glove and if it is sewed shut, it won’t wrap very well. 🙂
The skinny strip is to wrap around to make a bow. Start with one end and stitch to the center of the medium band.
Wrap around the band, again being careful to wrap only around the top layer of the large band and then stitch in place on the back. Your first band is done! Repeat so you have a matching pair.
For the next band, use a large band and the clear button. Curl the center of the top layer similar to how we did it with the bow band. This time when we stitch we are going to go down up over one curl and then down up over the other curl, basically doing two stitches across the top. When pulled tight this will create a more gathered stitch. Repeat the stitch a couple times so it is secure.
Take the clear button and sew into place going in and out through the holes of the button. Repeat to make the matching band.
The kit comes with lots of fun colorful buttons. Before I started this band I sorted the buttons into two piles. There are two of each button so it was easy to do. There is no specific pattern the buttons should be placed. So just begin sewing them on in any random way.
When I was done with the first, I used it as a guide and tried to follow the patterns. The two bands didn’t match exactly but that’s okay, they were close.
Next, cut the thumb hole in the sleeves. To measure, I placed my hand on top of the sleeve with the top edge where I want it to fall on my hand. I wanted the edge to go to my middle knuckles, so that is where I placed my hand on the sleeve. Cut a small slit where the bottom knuckle of your thumb is. You don’t need to cut a big hole at all because the fabric will stretch.
Tip: If you are right handed use your left hand to lay on top of the sleeve so you can use your right hand with the scissors. Opposite if you are left handed.
Use the first sleeve as your pattern and cut a slit in the second sleeve in the same place. Try the sleeve on and it should fit perfectly. You’ll see how the slit stretches to the right size to fit your thumb.
My S’Mitten Fingerless Gloves are done!
I love the three different bands that I can put on the glove to dress them up however I like.
These fingerless gloves are for me, but my daughter has already said that she wants them, so I better get a kit for her too before I never see my gloves again! I love Apostrophe S because they make perfect gifts. I can purchase the kit and make the project to give a handmade gift, or just give the kit as the gift. I can also make it and enjoy it myself!
So, are you someone that is always cold? How do you stay warm? Share and leave a comment below.