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100% Recycled!
Some months ago, my favorite sock site started selling these super cute, knit leg warmers then buttoned up the side. Unfortunately I didn't have the money they wanted in exchange for them, so I set out to make my own!

And off the to thrift store I went! I managed to find a brand-new big, thick men's sweater for the leg warmers, and I purchased the ugliest, frumpiest dress that ever existed so I could reuse the cool buttons it had down the front (oddly enough I still have the fabric, you know... 'just in case'...)

From the sweater, I cut off the arms and neckline, and down the sides, to get two large pieces to make the leg warmers out of. I zig-zag stitched as close as I could to the edges, though I really should have learned to use my serger and done that.

I did try to actually make button holes, but my machine was having none of that! So I folded one edge over to the size I needed and sewed it down, then attached the buttons down the side.

Pretty easy overall. I need to go back and fold the top edge over since these are a little long on me and don't stay up well. They are really quite cute though!

Posted by Jessica from Mableton, Georgia, United States • Published See Jessica's 44 projects »
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Indefinitive
Indefinitive · Edmonton, Alberta, CA
These are so cute! I also love the steampunk-y feel to them.

W0lfygirl - Steampunk is basically a Victorian (or Victorian technology inspired) subculture, to sum it up very roughly.
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M · Norway, Maine, US · 2 projects
Super cool!
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w0lfygirl w.
w0lfygirl w.
cute ^-^
i love these
I'll try this to go with an outfit i'm making for..well i don't really know what the outfit is for :,D

and..what the freak is steampunk..it's just called punk o__o
(not trying to be rude, just saying x3 i've never heard anyone say it except on this site..lawl...and sorry for the odd grammar, i'm like, 13)
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Materiae
Materiae · 1 project
Supercute!
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HIimDEBBZ m.
HIimDEBBZ m. · New York, New York, US · 5 projects
wow i always did love legwarmers Happy ....and buttons "P im making a pair XD thank you SOOOO much for posting this !!!!!!! a dozen hugs <3
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HIimDEBBZ m.
HIimDEBBZ m. · New York, New York, US · 5 projects
wow i always did love legwarmers Happy ....and buttons "P im making a pair XD thank you SOOOO much for posting this !!!!!!! a dozen hugs <3
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Cherry Kitten Bomb
Cherry Kitten Bomb · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 19 projects
Cyooot. I love them because they're kind of steampunky. Happy
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
They look cozy - great idea!
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
They look cozy - great idea!
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
They are so rad! Me loves them, I guess I'm gonna have to try that too!
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