Thursday, March 17, 2011

Legwarmers Tutorial ~ or~ the easiest craft on the Internets

THIS is the kind of project that takes 10 minutes to complete and is easy to become rather obsessed with
You'll Need:
One Pair women's knee socks (Target $1 special! woot!)
Sewing Machine/Needle & Thread.

Step 1: Cut
Cut your sock(s) into four parts. You'll need to save the calf portion & the mid foot portion.
Ball up the toe, throw it at your son.
Roll up the heel pieces, let your daughters wear them as bracelets.

Step 2: Roll the mid-foot piece over on itself until you have a foreshortened tube.

Step 3:
Slide tube over long leg piece, Matching up your raw edges. Pin in place.

Step 4: Sew along the inside of your tube...all the way around... Isn't this fun?

Aren't those cute pins? Beccah got those for me!

Step 5: Roll up your short tube to form the upper hem of the leg warmer. Sit back, relax, admire your work.

Aren't those pretty? And sooo easy to make!

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
I may have gone a little overboard the other night.
10 pairs of $1 socks = 10 new pairs of legwarmers in just under an hour and a half (including breaks for snacks and such, of course)

Ta Da!!!
*I know...I k now...there are a bazillion different tutorials out there about how to make legwarmers...but these are simple, quick to make, and actually stay on the girls' legs really well thanks to the rolled cuff at the top!

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