Monday, 7 November 2011

How to Make Leg Warmers out of tights or socks

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The above photograph shows how I made some lovely leg warmers for my youngest daughter using some tights that were now too small for her!

This is a really simple way to reuse those unwanted tights or long adult socks. 

Step 1: Find a pair of unwanted tights or long socks that you no longer wear.


Step 2: Cut the tights as near to the crotch seam as possible, then cut of the feet part of the tights or socks.

Step 3: If you wish you can sew the ends of the seams which can help prevent fraying. However, I have never had to do this with my tights, the ends curl slightly and have never frayed. I suppose it depends on the type of fabric!


You now have a lovely pair of leg warmers that your child can wear.  My children have also used these as leg warmers for their dolls! Leg warmers are great to wear as a fashion accessory or to wear just to keep your legs warm when it is cold. My eldest daughter always wears leg warmers under her school trousers in the winter time!

Below is a photograph of the remaining top part of the tights which in our house are also upcycled and used for my childrens' dolls as knickers or shorts.  If you look closely on the photograph below you can see how the bottom of the knickers has curled, this is what normally happens when I cut my girls' tights.

I hope you enjoyed this really easy tutorial. This week you might find me linking this post with some or all of the following link parties / blog hops:
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20 comments:

  1. very well & clever too :)
    p.s Eid Mubarak !

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  2. Such a simple idea, but so, so useful... a great upcycling idea.

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  3. Super cute idea! New follower from the Monday Monkey hop. Hope you'll pop on over to my blog as well. :) Have a great Monday!

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  4. I really like this idea. I grew up when leg warmers were all the rage.

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  5. This is a great idea! I have 5 younger sisters that are always outgrowing their socks, and have a bunch of the long socks laying around. I'll have to try this out :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following as well!

    hellodawls.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for your lovely messages, I have only done this with tights, I might have a go with some long socks I have too! Karima

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  7. Such a cute idea! Love it
    xox

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  10. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
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  11. Brillant! Thanks for sharing. Very cute.

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  12. cute cute cute! love that you re purposed the rest of the tights too :)

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  13. Thank you for your sweet comments, I forgot to mention that you can also use these as arm warmers in the winter months!

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  14. What an awesome idea. Man, back in the day I use to live in leg warmers all the time. Even when I was not in dance class I was I had on leg warmers. I still love them. I loved them as much as I did the head bands. OMG...we could use the rest of the material to make a matching head band. Love it!

    Paula

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  15. SO cute! Hi, I'm a new follower w/ GFC & FNB from the Lots of Lovin' hop. Hope you follow back. Cheryl
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  18. Thanks so much for the recent comments, and thanks for those follows, I should have returned all those follows back. Love the headband idea! Karima

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  19. cute idea! I buy baby leggings and tights from www.sockoes.com to make the baby legs or to use them like leggigns for my daughter.

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  20. Sewing a pair of leg warmers is an inexpensive project that can be completed within a relatively short amount of time, and the project is simple enough for even the novice seamstress to successfully complete.

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