I suck at knitting and crocheting. Even though I taught myself to sew, I cannot for the life of me knit something that will actually LOOK nice. 🙂 However, I’ve been drooling (not literally though) over all these beautiful “finger-less glove knitting patterns.” and then I had this brilliant idea, “use socks!”
So off to the dollar store I went, and I found some cute wool socks (OH YEAH!) to help me “fake” it.
First, determine the “fit” you want for your sock gloves. I wanted mine to be pretty long. Your thumb should ideally be where the heal starts to curve. Cut it out, leaving a 1/4 ” seam allowance.
Next, turn your sock inside out. Fold the rims down where the green dash lines are. This will insure that there will be no fraying. Where all the blue dash lines are in the final picture, sew together.
You can totally do this by hand. No Sewing Machine (or knitting needles 🙂 required!
Turn it inside out again (so it will really be right side out 🙂
I decided to sew on matching heart patches too.
When sewing a patch, make sure to do your stitches starting on the inside of the patch, and then going outside the patch.
Not a bad transformation! A lot cheaper than buying a knitting pattern and supplies too (you can’t beat $1 can you? 🙂
Think of all the fun possibilities! (Really cute patterns, or even matching Socks and Gloves!)
I just love the way they turned out. And they seriously only took 5 minutes (and that included me photographing the whole process!)
I love your idea I will totally will be doing this soon. Txs!!! Oh I found yourblog in Pinterest LOL
Thanks! That's great! I love Pinterest. 🙂
Ah, so clever! And adorable!
Thanks Hayley! <3
Those are adorable. I can't even sew with a needle and thread though, so I wouldn't be able to even make these! hah
Haha! I hate sewing by hand, but this project really isn't hard at all. You should give it a try!
I use those fuzzy slipper socks, just cut the holes. I don't even sew them and they don;t fray. Been doing it for years. My fingers get cold when I use the computer a lot. These help .
Great idea! 🙂
How cute and very clever! I'm SO doing this!
Yay! Go for it! <3
I love this simple idea !!! Great !! And it would be also poosible to do a little bit knitting for a colourful end – because i have no socks with a pink stripe ;-))
Greatings from Germany !
I love the idea. Thank you for sharing.
My Pleasure! 🙂
Great idea! I found you on http://www.stumbleupon.com I can't wait to try this.
Love this idea! Thank you for sharing; I think I will give this upcycled craft a shot with some ugly, old men's white Hanes socks…Is there any way that I can make these old socks go from ugly to cute?! I hope so and I'm excited about the challenge! Perhaps they will look nice if I sew on an embellishment heart like you did. By the way, these fingerless gloves adorned with a heart would make a fantastic Valentine's Day gift! Thank you again for the great idea! 🙂
That is a great idea to make them as a Valentine's Day Gift!
This works best with socks that are not stretched or too worn. So as long as they fit your hand & don't sag I say go for it!
You could always try to do some beading or patch work (like the hearts) or even try dying your socks to be more colorful! I used wool'ish socks so that they have the appearance of being knitted & are really warm.
Keep in mind that you can always get nice/fun socks from the dollar store too!
Hope that helps!
You could dye your white socks and make them a cute color. You could also add an applique or ric rac on the edges or even a pretty trim sold by the yard.
You are way too smart!
Haha, thanks! 🙂
this is a brilliantly easy pattern! I can't knit so this is perfect and I've got several pairs of socks that are worn at the heel and toe that I could use up like this…
Awesome! It is so easy and works great with up cycling old socks too!
This are truely amazing. I keep showing everyone at work making them guess what these gloves are made from and no one guess right. Brilliant stuff 🙂
That's so funny! So glad you love them! <3
Love this idea, fingerless gloves are cool and usefull, will try it right know ! Thanks for sharing !
Let me know how they turnout! 🙂
You are so cool, I like your DIY, I also like your post.
This is so awesome!!! I can't sew, but this looks so easy even I could do it! 😀 Thank you!
This is totally cool! It is easy and practical. I will definitely do this. Thank you for the idea.
done 🙂 really bright but simple idea 🙂
I LOVE these!!! Super cute!!! I have done something similar with the toe socks…where I cut off the tips of the toes and using the "big toe" for the thumb. They came out pretty cool too and you can get some pretty funky designs to with those. But I think I def like yours way better!! TY for sharing! =D
That's a great idea! So glad you like them! 🙂
To make them fancy, Crochet an 2-3 row edging around the Top with Eyelash or any fuzzy yarn. Makes a Cuff around your arm. Then Crochet or knit Hat to match!!
Love them! Thanks for the great tutorial, I featured them on my blog : http://www.colorfulcanary.com/2015/03/14-great-ways-to-recycle-old-socks.html
What a terrific idea!I saw some of the negative comments on LIfehacker, but those were simply silly. Thanks for the idea and the tutorial. Your creativity and this project will help many people have warmer hands – very important for those with arthritis or limited funds. Please continue sharing your creativity with the world.
Thank you! I pictured this in my mind and your tutorial helped the gloves come to life!
I used the same idea except with fancy and Lacey girl socks. They become very dressy.
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