Leg warmers is this weeks sewing tutorial as part of the 52 weeks of sewing. It’s time for fall and it’s time to stay warm!
On Friday I was at an event, outside, for about 6 hours and I used my knit leg warmers – they are grey – and I found myself thinking, I want white ones! Well, here we have some sweatshirt sewn white leg warmers, just in time for fall. Also, Yogalife started a early morning yoga pass, so I’m going to join and these suckers will keep me warm for that 6am class, especially in the winter.
Okay, let’s get started.
What You Need
- 1/4 of a yard of sweatshirt fabric
- matching thread
First – gather your fabric for your leg warmers and get ready to cut out some pieces. Oh, ensure your fabric is pre-washed since you don’t want it to shrink on you.
We’re going to cut 3 different sizes, and cut two of each.
First, cut two pieces 10 1/2 inches by 4 inches – this is the top.
Next, cut two pieces 10 inches by 14 inches – this is the middle.
Lastly, cut two pieces 10 inches by 3 inches – this is the bottom.
Serge, right sides together, to close each piece.
Turn the middle pieces right side out. Now, take the top and the bottom and fold then in half, wrong sides together. Pin to the top and the bottom of the middle section and serge.
Wear them with yoga pants, or with leggings. You could even wear them on their own just to keep your legs warm, I guess. If you want them a bit bigger, then just add an inch or two. I like my leg warmers to slouch a bit and sit below the calf (or sit right at the calf). Also, I like them to slouch down around my ankle and depending on what shoes I’m wearing (no shoes in yoga!) they sit over my heal. Customize to your liking and share your creations! Thanks for visiting.