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Leg Warmers

Added Dec 14, 2009

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...




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Keep your legs both toasty and stylish with these handmade legwarmers! You can adjust the pattern to create long, scrunchy ones, or super-short ones to look like booties. You can even make them as loose as you like. Elastic keeps them in their place all day and the knit stretches to fit. You can also make these using scraps from a favorite, old sweater; just make sure it stretches enough to fit over your leg.

This amazing idea was created by Nicole Smith, Editor of Sew Stylish, and Associate Editor of Threads. Get more of her great ideas on her blog!

Material Notes

Ribbed knit fabric
Measuring tape
5/8-inch-wide elastic
Sewing machine with a zigzag and straight stitch
Safety pin
Buttons (optional)




Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Mod, Other
Blends, Other



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    Jul 2, 2015, 10.45 AMby DysonSteph

    pretty cool

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    Sep 22, 2010, 08.54 AMby daisybisley

    Love these!

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    Dec 23, 2009, 07.59 PMby maureclaire

    Awesome !!!

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    Dec 21, 2009, 02.26 PMby lybu

    so cool !

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    Dec 21, 2009, 08.44 AMby indira

    Cute! Could be nice in leather too!

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    Dec 21, 2009, 02.15 AMby angelajiniel

    I love the idea of these, the execution here, and especially the color!

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    Dec 18, 2009, 01.30 AMby captaindalyn

    Very, very cool! :D

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    Dec 18, 2009, 12.56 AMby couturecutie

    I <3!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 17, 2009, 04.04 AMby Jaime Starcheski

    I’ll have a pair of these by tomorrow morning, I LOVE this idea! ;-)

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    Dec 17, 2009, 03.56 AMby stylenanda

    Cool! I’ve been looking for something like this. Thanks!

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    Dec 15, 2009, 11.23 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Super cute, what a fantastic idea, I’m trying to be more fashion forward and I’m sure I could get away with these when winter rolls back around, thanks for sharing BurdaStyle! :) xx

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    Dec 15, 2009, 10.06 PMby laurie adler

    oh- adorable!

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    Dec 15, 2009, 09.31 PMby suemarythomas

    These are fabulous!! I have a"tween" daughter that will absolutely LOVE these in pink. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity.

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    Dec 15, 2009, 08.04 PMby klsxb

    These are so cute! Can’t wait to get home and make myself a pair for the holidays!

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    Dec 15, 2009, 06.59 PMby xnickerxje

    I love!** What a great idea with the buttons and the fitted “spats” look!
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