Monday, January 9, 2012

Munchkin Monday: Sweater Legwarmers

My sister-in-law Tawnya showed me one of the most brilliant things to do with an old sweater.  I'm sure many of you have seen this before, but since I had not....here goes:
Sweater legwarmers! 

My girl loves to wear regular leggings and skirts to school.  Never mind that it is 30 degrees out and she is freezing her skinny legs off!  We were given a bunch of hand-me-downs and in this bag was a sweater that was too short.

I put it in a pile to give away and then inspiration struck....sweater legwarmers!

First I cut the arms off of the sweater (Don't worry, I have plans for the rest...nothing goes to waste!).

Then I just hand stitched a hem on the rough edge.  I thought about doing an elastic cuff, but was feeling a little bit lazy...and distracted (Damon & Stefan from Vampire Diaries will do that to ya!).

Added a little bit of an embellishment and now my girly has roasty-toasty legs.


I'm thinking about making some for myself...now I just need to find the perfect sweater!
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4 comments:

Designed by Dawn Nicole said...

Those are TOO cute! And I love the Vampires Diaries comment. Haha. Team Damon. :)

Titus 2 Work in Progress said...

Cute idea! I guess I should have kept my old sweaters :-\ I'll just have to remember this for next year I guess! Found you on the tt&j link up!
-Kristen
http://titus2workinprogress.blogspot.com

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi again :) These are adorable! Saves on having to sew alot. Im going to go through my sweaters soon.. Ill see which ones will make cute legwarmers!

Feel free to link this (and any other fun posts) to my party! :)

Amy said...

So cute! What a clever idea! I can't believe legwarmers are making a comeback. As a child of the 80's, I SO remember wearing those to school...lol. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!!