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Sleeves to Fingerless Gloves

Digging through my mound of sewing material and clothing the other day, I found some baby pjs that, I guess, I had planned to mend when my kids were tiny. Oops! Stuff gets away from you when you’re elbow deep in diapers. My daughter’s too big for these footie pajamas, but she does love to be stylin’, so I made her some cool fingerless gloves from the onesie sleeves.

By; Jodi



  • the aforementioned pjs
  • embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • sewing scissors
  • straight pins
  • sewing machine


  1. Cut the sleeves off your pjs (or shirt or sweater, or anything with sleeves).img_0971
  2. On the cut end, pin under and sew around, creating a hem. These are the ends that you pull on your arm.img_0972img_0973
  3. Measure from the bottom of the pointer finger of the wearer to the thumb. Mark that distance away from the cuff of your sleeve. Sew into the sleeve/seam a bit on each of those marks to prevent the rest of the sleeve from ripping/unravelling. img_0974img_0975
  4. From that point to the width of a thumb (plus a bit extra for wiggle room) cut a slit in your sleeve. Or, if you have a seam, instead of cutting, just pick out the stitches for that length. That space will be your thumb hole.img_0976
  5. Sew, in a very close loop stitch, with your embroidery thread all around the thumb hole. Done!img_0978

So easy and so cute!

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