DIY Leg Warmers In Less Than a Minute!

When it comes to winter I can’t stand the cold weather, although living in the Chicago area you have no choice. Winter comes every year and there is nothing you can do about it, except prepare for it!  I am the queen of bundling up: leg warmers, scarfs, coats. You name it and I have about ten of them. When you are out of the house my theory is “You can always take layers off, but you can’t put more on”!

Now that I have made my point that I like to layer in the winter, I want to share with you one of my favorite layering tricks. I LOVE wearing leg warmers to help keep my leg extra warm and to make my outfits look nicer. Although I am not a fan of the generic looking leg warmers, the ones that all look the same except in different colors. My Sister-In-Law reminded me of an old trick I once knew about turning your old sweaters into leg warmers. It is super easy and takes less than a minute!

this was easier than I thought and took less than 1 minute

Here is a video showing you just how I made these leg warmers.

You only need an old sweater and fabric scissors.

Turn an old sweater into leg warmers

Hold out one sleeve nice and straight.

Use an old sweater sleeve to make leg warmers

Cut from the under arm area to the top of the sleeve.

Cut the arm off your old sweater sleeve to make your own leg warmersDo the same to the other side. That is all there is to it.

Cut the arms off one of your old sweaters for make your own leg warmers

DIY leg warmers out of old sweater sleevesI love the idea of making your own leg warmers out of old sweater sleeves.

I love all the different kinds of leg warmers

Do you wear leg warmers in the winter? I have something extra special for you so I will ask you only one thing. Make sure you don’t throw away the torso part of your sweater, I have a surprise for you coming next week. I know you are going to love it, so make sure you subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss a thing!

Until next time:

From the Dest of Elisabeth Heasley soon to be Elisabeth Johnson

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  1. Just wondering about the knitted sleeves. Do they come undone at all or do you sew them??
    Thank you

  2. Hey Shonagh, I’m so glad you asked because there was one sweater that started unraveling although all the other ones worked out fine! I guess it kind of depends on the actual knitting itself. Good luck and have fun!
    Xoxo – Elisabeth

  3. Elisabeth, Love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. It! What did you do with the rest of the sweater?

  4. I would just take the knitted sleeves right up to the area where they attach to the sweater, which should be bound off, carefully unbind it and then hem them slightly. I can’t wait to see if this works. I like wearing long denim skirts and I live in Pittsburgh and it’s getting COLD out there!!

  5. Hello, this is a great idea.
    However there is not a link to click on to see what was done with the rest of the sweater :-(

  6. Oh, wow! Such a great idea! I immediately cut up two of my old sweaters I was keeping “in case I loose weight” (we all know about that one, right?) I love how with my skinny jeans the leg warmers not only balance out my proportions at the ankle, but keep them warm when I wear my loafers! Not to mention the two free infinity scarves I just gave myself! Love, love, love!

    Thank you!

    • Hey Mindy,
      I am so glad that you found this helpful and that you love your new leg warmers and infinity scarf! It is because of people like yourself that I even write mu blog. Thank you for stopping by and for encouraging me to keep writing!
      Elisabeth Johnson

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  9. Hello!
    This is such a great idea! You’re so creative and smart! Love your blog! thanks so so much for these great ideas! <3

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  11. Hey! I love the idea and tutorial, thanks! Where did you get those boots though? I especially love the ankle boots!

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