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How to Make Fingerless Lace Gloves

Updated on February 25, 2012

Fingerless Lace Gloves

How to Sew Lace Gloves

Need to know how to make fingerless lace gloves? It is not as difficult as you might think. Lace gloves make the perfect accessory to complement numerous outfits. They can easily be made in a number of different styles and can be decorated up with sequins and diamantes.

You Will Need:

  1. Scissors
  2. Stretch Lace (1/2 Meter)
  3. Matching Thread
  4. Needle
  5. Pen
  6. Paper
  7. Diamanté/Pearls/Sequins *Optional*

Long Lace Gloves or Short?

To Begin Making Your Lace Gloves


STEP ONE

To make a paper pattern for your lace gloves, take your paper and lay your hand down on top, fingers together, thumb out. Using the pen, draw around the outline of your hand, extending it down the wrist about two or three inches. Cut out your hand shape and cut a straight edge across the fingers and thumb, take note of how far up your fingers/thumb you want the end of the gloves to sit. For the thumb, remember to allow room for a seam stitch.

STEP TWO

Take your stretch lace fabric and double it over, right sides together. Using your glove paper pattern, place it on top of the lace and cut out around the pattern to make two pieces of lace for your glove. Turn the pattern over and do the same again.

Add Some Sparkle to Your Gloves

Decorating Your Lace Gloves

STEP THREE

Stitch up the sides, joining the two pieces together to make your lace gloves. If your lace fabric had a scalloped edge then you will not need to hem up the top or the bottom, just the thumb. Try on your lace gloves to see if they are evenly stitched, and sit correctly on your hands.

STEP FOUR

Time to decorate your lace gloves! Pinch up approximately 1cm in line with your ring finger, and using the needle and thread, create a ruche (gathered stitch). Once you have a gathered area on both of the lace gloves, you can decorate them by adding pearls, sequins or diamanté.

Stretch lace that can be used to make lace gloves can be bought very cheaply from Amazon and eBay as can many decorative items such as pearls and diamantes.

Happy Glove Making!

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      Andrea Kelly Powell 11 months ago

      I ' m excited ☺️

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      Leelee 5 years ago

      thank you! you are a genius! I've been looking for an easy step by step patter and you made my day!

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      Jacqueline 6 years ago from London, England

      SweetiePie

      Thanks. Yeah, the 80's continue to come back, like with shoulder pads although I think we are doing it better this time round eh?

      Thanks for reading

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      SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Really pretty idea. It reminds me of the 80's, which is really popular again.

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      Jacqueline 6 years ago from London, England

      Thanks heart4theword.

      They definitely are much easier. I love the pink ones too although they are not actually gloves but cuffs... still lovely tho.

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      heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

      These are much less time consuming, than knitting or crocheting:) The pink ones, with the flowers are cute! They look victorian:)