How to Make Fleece Gloves


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fleece fabric is so warm and soft it's been used to make pajamas, socks, shirts and even sheets. A pair of fleece gloves will keep your hands warm while you're shoveling snow, walking the dog or skating around the ice rink, while allowing more dexterity than mittens. Choose fleece in a variety of prints, or choose a solid color. You can find free patterns at several sites on the Internet or make your own by tracing your hand and adding strips of fabric for the gussets between fingers.

Print out a glove pattern on plain paper. Measure and mark a 1/8-inch seam allowance all the way around the pattern, including around each finger and the gusset pieces. Cut out the pattern along the seam allowance lines.

Pin the pattern pieces to the right side of a single layer of fleece. Cut out. Flip the pattern pieces over and pin to the right side of a second piece of fleece. Cut out.

Fold the glove piece right sides together along the center fold. Sew the gusset pieces to the fingers, following the illustrations on your pattern. Always sew with right sides together, using a 1/8-inch seam allowance.

Sew the side seam from the wrist to the top of the middle finger.

Sew the thumb piece. Attach the thumb to the glove.

Turn the glove right side out. Repeat these steps for the second glove.