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How to Sew a Pair of Gloves Full Guide of 2023

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Gloves are one of the most overlooked aspects of a person’s clothing, but they are also one of the most important. They can add a subtle boost to any formal wear, or add a dramatic flair to a casual outfit.

In addition, gloves are as functional as they are aesthetic. You can easily avoid the cold weather with soft felt gloves, or warm your hands in the fall with fingerless arm warmers.

glove patterns

For those who want to personalize their wardrobe, nothing beats personalized gloves. But you don’t have to find a tailor – you can make them yourself!

While the design may to understand, with the right tools and knowledge – how to fill out your collection in no time.

Ready to create your own collection? Here’s everything you need to know.

Where to find glove patterns

Unlike most garments, glove patterns have minor variation between to have them. However, these slight differences can be helpful in creating your own techniques!

Small changes are the trick to save some time and material.

Sewing Glove Patterns

Below are sample patterns to get you started with this fun project – but it doesn’t hurt to check out other patterns too!

For example patterns from Threads Magazine use a single piece for the body of the glove (as opposed to two pieces like most cartridges).

This provides a neat, finished look and saves material. It also includes variations for larger or smaller patterns.

how to make gloves

Crochet Glove Patterns

If you choose to sew your gloves instead of sewing them, you have you have more variety to play with. Since it is easy to add embellishments to a crochet piece, crochet gloves allow you to mix and match designs.

As with sewn glove patterns, you can find patterns for crochet gloves online or in magazines. To begin with, here’s a list of fingerless crochet glove patterns at Stitch and Unwind, as well as
] The Spruce Crafts.

Parts of a glove

When sewing gloves, a common mistake beginners make is ignoring the different parts of the garment.

It is more than just a piece of cloth worn around the hand; I make it of different pieces to fit the space of the hand, while being functional and remaining comfortable. They make the glove of three chapters:


The trank is the largest piece of the glove. It is palm shaped or palm shaped. In sewing patterns, the trank into two parts (one part for the back of the hand and one part for the palm), but it can also be a larger piece.


The thumb is a separate piece from the rest of the glove. They often confirm it last.


The fourchette is the piece that covers the space between the fingers. 0]

Despite the fact that it , the fourchette offers comfort and functionality in the glove. They attached the fourchette between the front and back of the trank.

Glove makers will be familiar with more components, such as idiosyncrasies and the cuff. For seamstresses, however, these are the only parts you should with.

how to sew gloves

Sewing a pair of gloves

Sewing a pair of gloves is a fun and easy project, but people often jump there without a suitable cartridge.

Following your hand as a reference is a beginner’s mistake and often leads to many unsuccessful attempts. While you can technically make a glove this way, they produce uncomfortable, often flimsy results.

Here is the correct approach:

Set up the pattern

Sewing a pair of gloves can be an easy project, but getting the right measurements is tricky. Because hands contain so many components, the dimensions for each pair of gloves can vary from person to person.

Even if you have a well-made pattern, you may need to make a few adjustments to fit smaller or larger hands.

More experienced seamstresses may know how to adjust for larger or smaller patterns, but it helps beginners to draw the patterns themselves. Drawing up a pattern can seem tedious, but it’s a great practice for those new to sewing.

Easy Glove Pattern

For those who prefer to jump into a pre-made pattern, this tutorial from So Sew Easy has your back.

For this pattern, we have three size variations: small, medium, and large. Check out the different measures here!


  • 1/4 to 1/2 meter web.
  • Wire.
  • Jersey needle size 12
  • Sewing machine.

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  1. Print the pattern in the desired format. Then cut the pattern onto your chosen fabric. The grain of your fabric should be parallel to the fingers and thumb; you want the stretch to go over your hands.
  2. When you cut out the pieces, end up with seven pieces per glove, 14 pieces for a pair. There are two pieces for the torso, one for the fourchette, three for the thumb and one for the cuff. When attaching the pieces, sew with a zigzag stitch and then sew round again with a straight stitch. Leave a 1/8 inch seam allowance for each stitch.
  3. Let’s confirm the fourchette first. Start sewing the strip around a piece of the trunk, sewing on the wrong side of the fabric.
  4. Now for the thumb. Attach the three pieces together with a zigzag stitch, followed by a straight stitch, sewing from the wrong side of the fabric. Turn the finished piece inside out. You notice your thumb piece will resemble a round, rectangular opening. From the tip of the thumb, one corner is longer than the other.
  5. Take the log piece you worked with before and place it incorrectly on your work table. side up. Take the shorter end of the thumb piece (already turned inside out) and align the corners with the hole in the trunk. The shorter corner should run to the top of the hole, with the longer corner at the bottom. You may need to trim the edges to make them more aligned skin.
  6. Remove the thumb piece. Now align the edges of the thumb from the inside (the right side) of the trunk. from the wrong side of the trunk, pin both pieces in place. Sew these pieces together with a zigzag stitch followed by a straight stitch.
  7. Now it’s time for the ridges. Fold the rectangular piece from left to right so that you have a tube that is 10 inches long. Fold this tube in half so that the seam allowances are within the old ones.
  8. With the pieces of fabric right sides out, insert the gloves into the ridges and pin. Sew with a ¼ inch seam allowance, first with a zigzag stitch, followed by a straight stitch.
  9. Pull the bottom of the ridges back up and you have your gloves!

This video gives an example of how to sew gloves.

Gloves hook

If sewing isn’t your thing, why not try crocheting?

Crocheting can give you more variety in your designs and is also a great way to add flair to your gloves? The two major designs you will find are finger and fingerless gloves.

Fingerless gloves are much easier to make than finger gloves, so they are perfect for beginners.

Here are some patterns to get you started:

All adult arm warmers

This Fingerless Glove pattern is perfect for cold weather. While this glove pattern is fingerless, it has a cuff (which you can lengthen if desired), so it’s perfect for cold-leaning weather.

This pattern comes in two different sizes: small and large.


  • 5mm hook.
  • Worsted yarn; 185 meters, and in two colors.

crochet fingerless gloves


  1. Start hooking the wrist cuff. Choose a colored yarn; we call this yarn A. Leave an 8-inch tail and then chain 13. Twist.
  2. Work only in the back loop, single hook in the 2e chain, followed by each chain to the end. Chain one, then turn.
  3. From the second row to 32nd row (36th for large), back loop single crochet over chain 1 only. Turn.
  4. For the next row, turn to work on the side. Loop the piece into a ribbed cuff; the first and last row must meet. Hook 1 chain and a single hook in the side of the 1st Don’t take part yet.
  5. For the stripes, insert the hook into the first stitch of the row in step 4. Yarn over with your second color, and slip stitch to join. Chain 2 8 times for small gloves and 9 for large gloves. Join with slip stitch and chain 2.
  6. Double crochet in 6 stitches for small, 7 for large, then work together 3 times. Join with a slip stitch and chain 2.
  7. Double crochet in 8 stitches (10 for larger size), then double crochet double together. For smaller gloves, double crochet in the last stitch. Do not merge.
  8. With Yarn A, fasten to the end of the row in step 7 with a slip stitch. Chain 2, then with a back post, sew double crochet in every stitch around it. Join with a slip stitch, chain 2.
  9. Double crochet in the 1st for larger sizes of gloves, double double crochet in the next stitch. Double crochet each stitch to the last stitch. Double crochet 2 in the last stitch. Join to sup pitch, chain 2.
  10. Double crochet in every stitch around it; do not merge.
  11. With Yarn B, join the end of the row in step 10 with a slip stitch. Chain 2, then with a back post, sew double crochet in every stitch around it. Join with a slip stitch, chain 2.
  12. Double crochet in the 1st stitch, then double crochet twice in the next stitch. Double crochet in the remaining stitches to the last stitch, double crochet 2 in the last stitch. Join with a slip stitch, chain 2.
  13. Double chain in the 1st stitch, then 2 double chains in the next stitch. Double crochet in the remaining stitches to the last stitches, work 2 double crochets in the last stitch. Do not take part. Break yarn B. leave a tail to weave in later.
  14. Now for the top cuff. Starting with a setup row with yarn A, join the end of the row in Step 13 with a slip stitch. Chain 1, single crochet with a back post in each stitch. Join with a loose stitch.
  15. For the first row, chain 13. Work only in the back loop, single hook in the 2e chain off the hook and any chain. Single crochet to join two stitches in the next 2 rows of stitches; this will be your tie-off stitch. Don’t chain, then turn.
  16. Skip the tie-off stitch for the second row. Single crochet in the back loop only. Chain one and turn.
  17. For the 3e tour, single crochet in the back loop only. Make a tie-off stitch and then turn it over.
  18. For the 4e to 31st rows (or 35e row for larger gloves), repeat row 2 to 3. Continue to row 32, or 36 for larger gloves.
  19. Single hook evenly in the back loop. Leave a 30 cm long tail and break the yarn.
  20. Sew the arm cuff together with a whip stitch, join the first and last rows, working only with the back loop in the last row.
  21. On the wrist cuff, stitch the first 3 or 4 stitches together. This leaves a hole for the thumb; adjust the size accordingly. Weave in all ends.

This video shows another example of how to crochet fingerless gloves.


Gloves are a great way to add drama and panache, and they are also excellent for keep yourself warm!

They may to make than most garments, but they are a great practice for beginner and advanced seamstresses.

Being able to make your own gloves gives you more choices with your wardrobe, so get out there and get started.

What are your favorite glove patterns?

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