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Stellar legwarmers!
Legwarmers are becoming very trendry (so are many other things from the 80's) and they can also be a dip in the pocket, so why spend money on them when you can make them yourself?!

Posted by Darling Chelsea from Belmont, North Carolina, United States • Published See Darling Chelsea's 45 projects »
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  • How to make legwarmers. Legwarmers! - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you're going to need to have a sweater.
    I used one of my stepdad's old XXL sweaters.

  • How to make legwarmers. Legwarmers! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Depending on how long your legs (calves) cut the sleeves. Since I'm really short, I didn't use a lot of the sleeve.

  • How to make legwarmers. Legwarmers! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then all you have to do is stitch up the edges or whatever and slide them on!

    I had to fit mine so they wouldn't slide off of my legs. You can also use elastic as well to keep them up.

  • Step 4

    You can use buttons, lace and ribbons to decorate the legwarmers as well, but I kept mine simple.
    I hope this helped!

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Brooks Z.
Brooks Z. · Madison, Wisconsin, US · 74 projects
du u wear those to skool?
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Lindsey  N.
Lindsey N. · Backus, Minnesota, US · 29 projects
Hmmmm. I have a few old sweaters in the ole' closet...
Ah yes, inspirationHappy
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tarrah.
tarrah. · California, California, US · 8 projects
MADE THIS Happy on 80's day AND dyed it neon green <3
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MommyBell
MommyBell · Bradford, Pennsylvania, US · 8 projects
that's sweet! i never thought of that. its fast is simple and easy!
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molly g
molly g · 2 projects
luv it!thank u sooooo much!
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Darling Chelsea
Darling Chelsea · Belmont, North Carolina, US · 54 projects
Holy fuckin' shit. 67 favorited this.

Damn.
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TL H.
TL H. · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 3 projects
We had a JEM and the Holograms day in my office.
I didn't have any leg warmers - made them the same way.
Craft ON!
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Joni
Joni · Wales, Wales, GB
neat !! x
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Shipra A.
Shipra A.
What an awesome idea! Happy
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Eien
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
Hooray for using old sweaters!

You can make hats, scarves, and arm warmers too. You just added a new thing for me to make out of old sweaters.
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