Sweater Sleeve Leg Warmers
March 7, 2012 3 Comments
Kid makers, we know you’re growing out of stuff all the time. Use your maker skills to transform last winter’s outgrown sweater into super comfy leg warmers that are one of a kind! It’s a simple and green way to reuse a sweater that’s not in good enough condition to donate to a thrift store. (Plus, your kid sister would look totally adorable in these on her way to ballet class!)
that the sleeves already have elastic in their cuffs and a natural stretch in the sweater weave to help them hold to your legs! What else could you make from cutting up an old sweater? How could existing parts of the original design – like button closures, cuffs, collars or ruffles – give you a jumpstart to redesign something new? Redesign is innovation!
Stay calm and make on.
*SAFETY NOTE: Invite an adult to help you use the sewing machine for this project, though you could easily hand sew that step, if you prefer.
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