How to Sew Leg Warmers

Do you adore leg warmers? They come in all sizes and colours and are a super fun, practical accessory on dance lessons- or on the streets. However, they can turn out to be really expensive. But worry not! With this extra superb how-to you can make them in a minute!


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    Put on some rad music because now we'll be making some rad legwarmers!
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    Cut the fabric! Measure you leg's circumference at the thickest part and add a little extra to the material. For example, if your circumference is about 40 centimeter (15.7 in), for each warmer you want to cut two pieces of 25x50cm- you want them a bit loose, don't we? Then cut two pieces, 50x50cm each.
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    Cut the pieces! Fold the pieces from the middle and cut. Done? Great! Now, you should have four pieces of 25x50cm. Now cut 10 centimeter (3.9 in) off, resulting in four 25x40cm and 25x10cm pieces.
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    Time to sew! Sew the 25x40cm pieces together from the long edges. Be sure to use the zig-zag!
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    Take the 25x10cm pieces. Sew them together from the narrow edges, creating two 50x10cm loops.
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    Put 'em together! Fold each of the loops in half along the long sides, seams inwards, forming a tunnel. Sew the loop on the main piece- notice to keep this piece's seam inwards as you sew! Check it twice, so you don't make any mistakes.
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    Try them on. Use a needle to mark the proper size, then sew and cut it like pictured. This way you won't need an elastic band on top- looks way more professional!
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    Make a tunnel for the elastic band on the bottom by flipping the edge. Put the elastic band in with a safety-pinny and sew to proper length.
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    Make 'em dope! Remove all strands. If you want them to be extra fancy (or cover up a mistake, whoopie doopie), add a tag! Few people put tags to their crafts, so this will look extra cool!
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    Finished! Now go rock that dance class!

Things You'll Need

  • Fabric
  • Elastic band
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Safety pin
  • Dope attitude

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Categories: Sewing Clothes | Sewing Footwear