I've been seeing this little critters around the blogoshere and I think I want some. Nope, I'm sure I want at least one pair. What the heck am I talking about? Fingerless gloves/mittens!
I hate - HATE - being cold but you can't really do anything with gloves or mittens on, but wait! There is a solution...get rid of all the finger bulk!!
Here's a little pictorial of some I've spied.....I do prefer the ones with a little bit of thumb coverage as opposed to thumbless.
Yeppers, a nice, not overly bulky pair would suit me just fine. Mmmmmmmm, I don't knit or crochet. so it's off to etsy...unless someone wants to trade an apron or a sock money for a pair...just sayin. :-)
Well, I got a lot accomplished. I made this stocking and took all the pics for a tutorial AND I cut out all the fabric for 12, twelve, pillowcases. Alas, not much happened in the ol' sewing room today and it ALL needs to be done the 24th. lol
On to the tute!!
First, get some paper to use for your pattern. I like old desk calendar paper. It's heavy and when you buy it at the dollar store or in March, it's uber cheap!
Find a stocking shape and size you like. Or free hand a design. I am not that good. lol
I hold mine down with these 'weights'
I used green and red salsa to keep it festive. :-)
Stockings can be kinda fluffy, so hold down the fabric as you trace.
After you're done, it will look like this....don't forget to add the seam allowance.
I just cut my fabric a little wider, but having them on the pattern is better.