Create a fashion comeback: Turn your old sweater into trendy leg warmers

It's a well-known fact in the world of fashion that great trends always have a way of making a comeback. Leg warmers were all the rage in the '80s, and they've creeping back into the fashion magazines and the streets, showing that some trends never truly do go out of style. Don't worry about spending a ton of money just to fit into this trend; you can easily recreate some of your favorite looks with some simple supplies and an old sweater you probably already have at home.
Channel the child of your inner '80s, and hop on board with this comeback. Not only will you be the envy of your fashionista friends, but you'll keep your legs extra warm when the temps start to drop outside. Add your personality to your leg warmers, and sew on buttons or other embellishments. You can even use these leg warmers as boot socks this winter season.
- A sweater
- Scissors
- Sewing machine
- Buttons
- Needle and thread
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1. Extend one leg into the arm of a sweater to get an idea of how long your leg warmers should be, and then make a small cut along the bottom of the sleeve where you'll want to cut it off from.
2. Remove the sleeve from your leg, and finish cutting around the sleeve at the place where you marked it.
3. Cut along the side of the sleeve where it starts to billow out — this will make the sleeve symmetrical.
4. Serge the side of the sleeve and along the bottom where you cut it from the rest of the sweater.
5. Fold the hemline in slightly, and stitch.
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for the other sleeve and leg warmer.
7. Sew three buttons by hand along the side of each leg warmer, starting approximately 1 inch from the bottom up and leaving equal space between all buttons.
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