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Day 24: 31 Day Challenge – Extra Long Reconstructed Fingerless Gloves

Monday, January 24th, 2011

I made some fingerless gloves out of a wool sweater.  They were so fast and fun to make.  I decided I wanted some that were really, really long.   Past my elbow, kind of long.  I cut the sweater sleeves off just past the arm pit of the sweater.

I put the sleeve on my arm and decided where to put the thumb hole.  I cut a small circle out for the thumb, then I put a zigzag stitch around the circle that I had cut to finish the edge so that it won’t fray.

Next I selected 3 buttons and put them on the outside of each wrist.

Day 24: Extra Long Reconstructed Fingerless Gloves

Here they are!  I finished the edge of the sleeve with my serger, but you could easily use a sewing machine zigzag stitch at the end.  I didn’t add elastic and casing to hold elastic, but you could do this very easily if you are worried about the sleeves slipping down when you where them.

In case you didn’t read my first blog post about this project . . . this post is part of a 31 day challenge I am doing to bring more creativity, stories and solutions to my life.  I have been using my creativity almost exclusively for work in the recent past and for the month of January I will creating things for my personal life, talking about them and taking pictures.I would love input from readers as to which project you enjoy the most and if I get enough comments on one particular project I’ll turn it into a tutorial after the 31 day challenge of crafting, stories and solutions is over.  So please let me know what you like!