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Felted wool sweater glove

Added Dec 17, 2009

by fabricitis

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Gloves made from felted wool sweaters

Material Notes

Wool sweater




Garment Type


Pattern and sewing

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    Sep 15, 2011, 04.51 PMby parteecia

    Made them out of fleece, adding another inch at the bottom for a cuff. I leave the tips unsewn so I can push down the fabric and poke out my fingertips for better dexterity, then cover them again when they get cold. Worked beautifully. Thanks!

  • Chrysanthemum_large

    Jan 9, 2010, 04.57 AMby fabricitis

    Please note that the pattern was designed for a man’s hand and will need to be scaled down to fit smaller hands

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    Jan 8, 2010, 05.12 AMby laughing-whitefish

    Thank you for posting this. I am really looking forward to trying it. I have seen old sweater mittens, but these are the first old sweater gloves I have seen. I prefer gloves, so this holds promise. My daughter wanted mitten-gloves for Christmas, which she didn’t get. I am wondering if you (or anyone you know) has ever created the combo out of old sweaters. You know, the gloves with half fingers and the mittens that slip over the tops of the fingers? I don’t really know what they are even called. Anyway, do you have any suggestions for how one might go about creating those? Thanks again.

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    • Chrysanthemum_large

      Jan 9, 2010, 04.30 AMby fabricitis

      Actually, I’d thought about making some of those, but I never got around to it…then I discovered the idea of taking gloves and wearing them inside mittens…so when I need more dexterity, I just remove my mitten and my hand is still warm in the glove.

      But, my idea for making those mitten-gloves was to make the glove pattern, but cut off the fingers at the desired length (possibly even only cutting along the palm-side of the fingers if I want the fingertips to hinge backward, but still have fingertips on the glove.. might be nice for the thumb, if you need the thumb bare at times). Otherwise just cut off the fingertips on the pattern before sewing. Either way, make sure you reinforce the seams at the end, especially if you try the first method.

      For the mitten-like cover, I’d draw a horizontal line going a bit above the thumb hole on the mitten pattern. I’d cut out the mitten along that line and assemble the mitten as instructed…but there won’t be a thumb and it’ll look like a pocket or hat when done. Then I’d wear the glove and try on the “mitten” over that, note where the bottom of the mitten ends and sew that edge to the glove across the back of the hand. (I’d try pinning it to see how much I need to sew and still have it slip on and off OK)

      It’s pretty much done then, but I’d probably add a loop on the mitten tip and then a button on the back of the glove near the cuff so the mitten top can button in place when not in use (velcro might work too)

      I’d recommend sewing by hand so that the seams are minimal and one has more control. With felted wool, can take really, really small bites of the edge and it still holds the stitches. This all works nicely in my mind, but since I haven’t actually tried it yet I don’t know for certain how it would work out. If you try it, let me know.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 05.06 PMby krabbe1990

    I’ve got another question ^^ Is the seamallowance in your pattern included? Greetings an Thanks a lot for your reply.

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    • Chrysanthemum_large

      Jan 3, 2010, 05.57 PMby fabricitis

      Well, yes and no. When I made this, I cut it out exactly as in the pattern, but I didn’t have a seam allowance. Since the wool was felted, I just hand-sewed the edges together with a blanket stitch…taking very small bites (less than 1/16 of an inch) from the fabric on each side of the seam and bringing the edges to touch each other exactly… So there is no seam allowance…it wasn’t necessary because there is minimal fabric overlap at the seam. Does that make sense? If you’re planning on sewing this on a machine (which I don’t know will work or not..let me know how it works if you try) then you’d probably need to add a seam allowance.

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    Dec 26, 2009, 01.31 AMby krabbe1990

    I would like to make these awesome gloves! But I’ve got a problem. My piece of fabric is a little small. I got 4 little pieces. Do you belive I can splitt the pattern in two pieces? Maybe at the indey finger (well I mean between the two index fingers on the whole pattern)?

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    • Chrysanthemum_large

      Dec 31, 2009, 04.02 PMby fabricitis

      I think so. The easiest is to do as you suggest and just make a seam along the index finger, where the fold is currently located. Just draw a line straight down from the area between the two index fingers to the cuff. It is possible that you might have to add a small amount of additional fabric to your new cut edge to make sure the finger stays large enough. Make sense? If your pieces are still too small for that, let me know and I’ll think about some more ways. Let me know how it goes.

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    Dec 23, 2009, 02.53 PMby Elisa A


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