Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Warm and Fuzzy Leg Warmers Tutorial
How many of you are still enjoying warmer temperatures? We are having unseasonably warm temps right now, which puts us at 4 degrees Celsius today. What? You don't think that's warm? Well, we celebrate on days when it is warm enough we don't have to get out the snow pants! That shaves at least 10 mins off of my morning. :)
We have a rule in our house, minus 5 or colder we wear snowpants. On the other days it's their choice, but if they are in dresses and tights they usually reach for these soft and fuzzy legwarmers. You can make several pairs within an hour and they are so handy for those cooler days, as well as if you have little girls in dance. My girls often wear these to dance class, and sometimes during dance class (they can also double as arm warmers).
Wear em above the knee, as shown above...
Got 15 or 20 mins? Then you can make a pair or two!
What you will need:
- Fleece scraps (I use microfleece)
- sewing machine etc.
- Buttons and yarn for the detachable flower (optional)
use 1/4 inch seam allowance
Above are the pieces you will need for one leg warmer. Make sure you cut two of each! Also make sure you are cutting your pieces with the stretch of the fleece going the right way. This is really important or you will have a hard time attaching your cuffs!
"One Size Fits Many" PJ Pants post where I attach the cuffs to the pants.
Little Birdie Secrets has a great tutorial on how to do this. We have added flowers like these to so many things over the past year since I figured out how to do it!
You could just add a few cute buttons without the flower, add a fabric flower, small appliques, littl ebow ribbons....There are really so many ways you can add a bit of cuteness to them.
-Measure from ankle to right above the knee. This is measurement A
- Measure around largest part of the calf and add one inch. This is measurement B
Cut a piece B X A
Top Cuff piece
- Take 90% of your B measurement. Call this measurement C
Cut a piece C X 4 inches (this will make a 1.5 inch cuff)
Bottom Cuff Piece
- Take 75% of your B measurement. Call this measurement D
Cut a piece D X 3 inches (this will make a 1.25 inch cuff)
I would love to see your photos if you make some! Add them to our Flickr Group! :)
Find this quick link later under the "Tutorials" Tab at the top of the page!