Warm and Cozy Leg Warmers From Old Sweaters

I don’t know about you guys – but it is cold outside my home! Today is was like 20 degrees – that is cold for a girl who loves it when it’s 90! But even though it is cold and dreary, there is a positive side and that would be all the super cute winter clothing and accessories! A few weeks ago I was at a boutique and they had some darling leg warmers – so cute – but a little bit pricey for my taste. I couldn’t get them out of my head though and then I thought – they are just like sweaters for your legs and the idea came to me that I should make some – out of old sweaters!

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I made a couple pairs and they were so easy and turned out so cute that I thought I would share them with you.

I found some fun chunky sweaters at the thrift store for $4 each – so a total of $8!

First, you will need to cut off the sleeves and the trim around the bottom.

Next, simply cut the sleeves to the same size and cut your trim to the size of your calf – or the same size as the raw edge.

With right sides together, stitch your trim edges together -

and then with right sides together – sew the raw edge of the trim to the raw edge of the sleeves -

The gray sweater didn’t have any trim around the bottom so I simply folded it down inside and stitched a hem – and your done!

I will be honest- I like the look of the white/cream ones better by themselves than the gray ones – I just like the look of the chunky ones!

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I also think they are so cute under boots – I just pull them up over my leggings and jeggings and then pull on my boots for the complete look -

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This is where the thinner leg warmers are perfect if your boots are a little more snug -

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Cute right? Now I am in the market for a fun red sweater or a mustard – how cute would those leg warmers be?
What colors would you want? Do you like leg warmers of when you see them do you think of an 80’s music video? haha!


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Debbie's L'Bri said...

This a very cute idea. I am always in resale shops looking for things I can use. I made curtains for $3 and 3 hours last week with material I found in a resale shop and a left over sheet here for lining.

Becki and Jeff said...

Maybe we did have it right in the 80s. My legs are always cold in the winter. Wonder what people at church will say when I wear leggings.
Fun idea! Definitely will try this.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very cute! We're expecting an ice storm tomorrow, I might need these!

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Super cute Amanda! I love these!

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

These are so cute, my daughters will love making these!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

I want a pair!! Dang.... underneath your boots, those are SO darling. Great idea, Amanda!

Jacqui said...

These are AWESOME!!! How clever of you! Can't wait to make some! Came from Sumo's by the way =)

Ann LeClercq said...

Love these, and so thrifty! Great job!
Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

Serendipity and Spice said...

I love refashioning old sweaters into new stuff... check out my site- I have several of my sweater projects up. I can't believe leg warmers are making a comeback...they were super popular when I was a kid and I love them- they keep you so warm!

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