Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DIY Legwarmers from an old sweater

I was going through my closet when I came across this sweater that had a hole in it.  I didn't want to throw it away so I decided to upcycle it into some leg warmers!
 As much as I love the 80s I wanted something a little more modern :)
So I cut the sleeves off and made these cute boot toppers
I loved how they turned out so much I went to Goodwill and found this sweater for $4. The pattern on the sleeves was too perfect to pass up...
 I started by just cutting the sleeves off as close to the shoulder as possible
 Then I got the iron and some no-sew tape and got to work making a hem
I found it was easiest to turn the fabric inside out and fold about an inch over. I cut enough tape to go around the hem once and then ironed it on.

I love them!
I've found so many different ways to wear them
I will never throw away another sweater again!

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