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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

leg warmers

fall officially started this week, so i've pulled out the boots and have started to put away the shorts and dresses. i can't completely depart from them yet and needed a good and cute way to keep my legs warmer. for this tutorial you'll need a pair of knee high socks (mine are from target- $2.50) a sewing machine, and scissors. the project takes around 10 minutes and it easy after a few tries (i'd recommend starting with a pair of socks you don't like first)
here are the socks i picked up from target
1) cut off the toes
2) cut off the bottom of the heels
3) cut off the top of the heels
4) line up your socks and the larger mid section of the parts you cut. make sure they are even and trim if needed.

5) turn the midsection under, so that it's folder in half with the pattern on the outside.

6) put the midsections over the socks. line up all three layers of the socks, so that there are no bunches.

7) pin as needed, i decided to take the pins out right as a i sat down to start
8) place your stitch on the zig-zag setting and slip the sock underneath the needle. make sure not to stretch the sock, but guide it along until you have went around completely.
9) i went over the start stitch to prevent fraying.
you're done- easy peasy, right?



At September 27, 2011 at 7:30 AM , Blogger Havalah said...

I love these! I've been wanting to get some for my boots but this is cheaper and more versatile. Thanks for sharing.

At September 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Cerrisse said...

Cute! I wish I could sew. These are darling, I would totally wear them.

At September 29, 2011 at 5:30 AM , Blogger Karima said...

What a great idea! Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, Karima :)

At September 29, 2011 at 2:50 PM , Anonymous trish said...

Ok...these are super cute. Do they stay down? I gotta try this! Love it!


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