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I love legwarmers in winter! What do you think of making legwarmers from discarded sweater sleeves?


I just came across this picture looking at clothing online and it looked like sweater sleeves as leg warmers and I thought what a great idea! So far this summer I have come across so many sweaters like at yard sales etc that are so pretty but there is something about most I don't like or they are the wrong size but some I really loved the design and material and now wish I had had this idea & bought some! Some of the sweater could be unraveled to use to sew through end that will need cut off to keep it from unraveling or just use yarn you already have to bind it up good. You like this idea?

 

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23 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago

    I think they are so warm & cute and I just have to try this idea! A lot of long sleeves from knit tops I bet would be good too and almost all will have the cuff on one end. A big band of elastic or even a tie could work in the other end folded ov

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    Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago

    I know they are hard to find; I had my daughter-in-law knit me some one winter. They just so warm and I think so pretty and I wear what I like now matter what is in style!

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23 months ago
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    Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago

    Thanks JP; I did not have space to mention that good reason!

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    Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago

    I would stitch that area before I cut it so it wouldnt unravel & then turn the raw edge under maybe using elastic or just depending on how tight or loose the material is. I think the cuff would most times go at the ankle but probably not always.

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    Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago

    Thank you! I can't believe no one has; probably have... just missed it somehow because it would be so easy wouldn't it?

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    Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago

    Don't know! Would love to do it & I hope I do find something on it: my imagination has just run wild on this to include other things too like certain type shirt or even over-sized socks. I am angry at myself for passing up so many pretty sweater

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    Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago

    I passed up dozens of nice sweaters that were too small but so beautiful under $1 ea like new!!! Wish I had this idea before then but now I am looking!! I have always loved leg warmers. Better than having to keep a blanket over the legs indoors!