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For when you find you have cold arms.
Apologies in advance - I only started taking pictures halfway through, but I think the gist is clear. :)

I had these tights in my drawer that I'd never worn because they were a bit small and looked awful. But they make great armwarmers!

Erm, the images seem to have lost their rotation. Might sort that out later.

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  • How to make a pair of recycled gloves. Armwarmers From Old Tights - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your old tights, and cut the toes off.

    Cut the legs off at the point just before where the two legs meet.

    Pictured: Fold the tights-tubes over on themselves so they're thicker and warmer.

  • How to make a pair of recycled gloves. Armwarmers From Old Tights - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a vertical slit about 1 inch from the top, as a hole for the thumb. Try it on to see how it fits. :)

  • How to make a pair of recycled gloves. Armwarmers From Old Tights - Step 3
    Step 3

    This step was easy on my tights because they're ribbed, but it might not be so easy on other pairs: with some small, sharp scissors, cut 1cm vertical slits at about the position of the wrist, in each rib.

    Pictured: Thread a ribbon through the slits you've just cut, under and over.

  • How to make a pair of recycled gloves. Armwarmers From Old Tights - Step 4
    Step 4

    Should look like this when that's done.

  • How to make a pair of recycled gloves. Armwarmers From Old Tights - Step 5
    Step 5

    Adjust the ribbon inside the armwarmer until both the ends are the same length.

  • How to make a pair of recycled gloves. Armwarmers From Old Tights - Step 6
    Step 6

    Tie the ends into a bow. If using a thick ribbon like this: when making the first loop, it helps to pinch it at the bottom when taking the other side of the ribbon round to make the second loop - firstly it makes it more compact so it fits well inside the second loop, and second it just makes the bow look better. :) (sorry if none of that made sense!)

  • How to make a pair of recycled gloves. Armwarmers From Old Tights - Step 7
    Step 7

    And you're done!

  • How to make a pair of recycled gloves. Armwarmers From Old Tights - Step 8
    Step 8

    Enjoy, and feel warm this winter. :)

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