Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Recyled Leg warmers...

I have a bag of old sweaters that I use for a variety of projects using the 'body' of the sweater. 
But what do you do with the sleeves... 
How about a pair of leg warmers?

First you cut the sleeves off the sweater...
Then you need to square the top...
Cut two pieces of elastic that fit around the calf of you leg at the height of the leg warmer. Zig Zag the elastic together.
Put the elastic on the wrong side of the 'sweater'..
I used 1 inch elastic (non roll) so I pinned 1 1/2 inches over the elastic...Keep the elastic pushed against the fold of the fabric.
Sew your seam 1 1/4 inches from the edge...make sure you miss stitching the elastic.
I trimmed the extra material off.
Turn them right side out and you have yourself a pair of leg warmers! So easy!!
Let me know if you try this pattern and how it works for you!!


  1. How clever...and so easy. To answer your question, yes we now live in Lethbridge but since Lloyd still works in High Level and Edmonton his employers have provided a furnished condo for us in Edmonton, where we spend most of our time. If all goes according to plan he'll retire in the summer and we'll give up the condo and stay 'home' in Lethbridge.

  2. i remember when they were famous in the 80's & always wondered why they went out supposedly ... i love them. i would love several pairs. different colors too. so cool with the boots. smart idea. ( :

  3. These could also be used as arm warmers for a "layered" look.

  4. Now this is one heck of a good idea Bev! Thanks for sharing this, who knows, maybe one day I'll even try this concept out. :-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. What a great idea - I must remember to try this. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I join the chorus, what a great idea!

  7. omg, you are too cute! I would dye a slow burning death if I wore those. I'm still wearing flip flops!

  8. OOOOOOOOHhhhhh those are sooo cute!!! How simple and wonderfully amazing!!!!


Thanks for dropping by...