i love making sweater hoops
i usually hit the thrift store and spend some time there picking out some fun prints
wash them out and they're ready for a hoop!
what i'm left with though, is a pretty bowl of sweater sleeves
the knit fabric of the sweaters make for the perfect pair of leg warmers
to make a pair of your own is the easiest ever.
cut the arches off of the sleeves so they have straight tops
turn them wrong side out and fold the top edge over about 3/4 of an inch
pin in place if you need to.
run it through your sewing machine on the zigzag stitch
covering the edges as much as possible
find some lace and buttons and embellish!
i used my machine to gather the lace before sewing it on
(set your machine to the highest tension & highest stitch length
and sew right down the middle lengthwise. it gathers right up)
i used a straight stitch to sew the lace to the fabric once
then went around it again 1/4 of an inch under the first line
try the warmers on first and put a pin where you think the buttons should go
this helps making them even and in the same place on both legs.
now put your feet up and grab a cookie
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