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on: February 28, 2008 09:54:08 AM 
Started by LauPre, Message by LauPre
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The weather is starting to get nice already (I saw new buds on the trees when I was out biking this morning!) but it's still a little chilly.  I've been neglecting my poor skirts and dresses all winter and I'm ready to start wearing them again.  Unfortunately, I'm the type who is always cold, so what's a girl to do?  Whip up some cute legwarmers to keep my ankles toasty! 
Cute, right?  They're also really easy to make!  If you want to make your own, measure around your calf at about the height you want the legwarmer to come up to.  Cut two pieces of stretchy fleece as wide as your measurement and as tall as you want.  I went with 10inches tall.  Then cut out 4 pieces of a non stretchy lining fabric (I used cotton quilting fabric)  each one 3 inches wide and as tall as your fleece to support your buttons and button holes.


Next, sew the lining pieces to the fleece at each side where the buttons and buttonholes will go.  Then all you have to do is add the buttons and buttonholes and you're done!
I didn't want to bog down Craftster with a ton of big images, so if you want to see a more detailed version of this tutorial you can see them on my blog http://laupre.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/tutorial-easy-buttoned-legwarmers
Thanks for looking!

Edit:  This tutorial and the accompanying photographs are for personal use only, and not for commercial purposes.
on: March 14, 2008 05:19:24 AM 
Started by LauPre, Message by Feast Your Eyes
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Here's mine!  Grin

I started with 12" high x my calf circumference. I had to take them in quite a bit because I think I measured my leg too high, but the seam up the inside is no big deal.

I was also happy to learn how to make button holes on my machine, and it isn't as bad as I feared.
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