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sunnydays914
« on: December 07, 2007 09:59:00 AM »

My fiance is a photog and I think I know what he would appreciate for a Christmas git... gloves! The gloves he has been envying are almost standard hobo gloves but have the pinkie and ring finger fully covered under the flap part.

They should look something like this:

The problem is, I don't want to spend $40+ on a pair of gloves (who would!) and my sewing skills are not that advanced.

Can anyone recommend an easy pattern that I could use and adapt to this style as well as which type of fabric would be best?
Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007 10:39:32 AM »

In your case I'd buy a cheap pair of fleece gloves (already made) and then buy some matching fleece. Cut the fingertips off, sew simple U shaped pockets out of fleece and handstich them onto the backside of the gloves.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007 10:46:37 AM »

There's a pattern very similar to this for knitters on knitty: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTcigar.html

Any chance you're a quick knitter? The only difference is that they don't have the flaps.

Still, AnnaReilly's suggestion is probably the fastest, easiest way to achieve what you want.
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Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007 10:53:12 AM »

If you are looking for a pattern, search for glittens, as that is what those are called.  I used to have fingerless leather gloves that had a waterproof mitten shroud for riding my motorcycle during the winter.  I got them from a motorcycle officer that gets them from a store that makes gear for CHiPs.

Nevertheless, if I were to make some general purpose glittens, I would just pick up a standard glove pattern, cut the fingers off and make a shroud with matching fleece.

Make sure to put a button on the back of the hand so that you the shroud isn't dangling when the fingers are revealed.

http://www.figandplum.com/archives/000253.html
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007 04:54:12 PM »

I think it would be cute and kinda trekkie if you did a mitten pattern..make the ring and pinkie finger go in a place together, one for them thumb, then make the part removable for the middle and pointer finger.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007 08:04:24 PM »

sewing pattern for gloves
http://sew-ing.com/make/gloves.html

I would reccomend making them out of fleece if you aren't a great sewer that way you dont have to do any heming. You can just make the gloves & snip off the 2 fingers.
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