Hello everyone! I don’t know about where you live, but where I am, it’s still cold! So naturally, it still feels right to wear something nice, warm, and snuggly. Something that is totally comfortable, and easy to make in no time, is a pair of leg warmers. In this article, we will share with you how to make your very own pair! Or two, or fifty.
Things you’ll need:
- Sewing Machine
- 1/2 Knit (Stretchy) Fabric
- 1/4 Ribbed Knit Fabric (For Cuffs)
- Matching All Purpose Thread
Step One: Wash and dry your fabric before you get started in order to reduce the chance of shrinkage later on. Then, either use a tight-fitting pair of leggings as your pattern or a pattern you’ve drafted yourself, cut out two pieces of fabric that will make up your leg warmers, and four pieces that will be your cuffs. Make sure that when you cut out your pieces, you cut them with the stretch of the fabric going from side to side rather than up and down. Also, leave enough room on your cutouts for seam allowance.
If you choose to use a pair of leggings as your pattern, measure from the knee to the ankle. You can always customize how long you’d like them to be, however.
Step Two: Fold your leg warmer pieces in half length-wise, wrong side of the fabric out. Sew up the side in order to turn the piece into a tube, and then repeat with the other leg warmer. Turn each one right-side-out.
Step Three: Take your pieces that will be the cuffs of your leggings, and fold them so the shorter edges match up. Sew this according to the seam allowance you left when cutting these pieces out. Once they have been sewn on the edges, fold them so that the “bottom” and “top” raw edges match, and then press your cuffs.
Step Four: With your leg warmer pieces right side of the fabric outward, pin them inside each cuff piece you are attaching. Make sure that the raw edge of the cuff is at the top. Sew this in place, and then flip outward. Press. Attach each cuff piece this way.
And that’s all there is to it! Enjoy your new leg warmers!