Welcome to another addition of Frugal Gift Friday! I know there are a lot of people out shopping today since it’s Black Friday. I don’t like crazy crowds, so how about I share an awesome project with you today instead? I’m glad you agree!
Do you have an old sweater lying around? If so, grab it, because you’re gonna need it! I already had these sleeves left over from a sweater pillow I made recently.
Here is what you’ll need for this project:
Peel N Stick Fabric Fuse
Trim of your choice
Matching thread for your sewing machine
When picking out a sweater, be sure the sleeves will be large enough to stretch over the calf of your leg. Alright, let’s get started on this super easy project! You’ll be done before your sister moves 3 spaces ahead in the Black Friday checkout lines!
First, cut the sleeves off of your sweater. Cut them straight across and trim them so both sleeves are the same length. I trimmed both the tops and bottoms of my sleeves since the wrist cuff was a little snug when I tried slipping these on.
Hem both ends of the sleeves. You will get a clean hem by folding the raw edge over twice before stitching it up. You can do this by hand if you prefer or don’t have a sewing machine.
These leg warmers were already functional and pretty, but I knew I could make these look even better! Wouldn’t this beautiful white lacy trim look so cute for Christmas?
If you haven’t discovered Peel N Stick Fabric Fuse yet, it will be your new best friend. I love this stuff! I’ve used it to hem pants, add trim to items like this, even put a pillow cover together! Once your trim is cut to the length you need, all you have to do is cut the Peel N Stick to the right length and attach it to the trim. Next, peel off the paper backing and then press the trim into place with firm pressure. That’s it!
Believe me, I always have some of this magical Peel N Stick on hand!
These leg warmers look so cute with the added trim, don’t they? I bet Mrs. Claus a has a pair of these!
This is a great way to upcycle an old sweater. You can find a reasonably priced sweater at Goodwill, but I would start by looking in my own closet if I were you.
These will make such a great gift for the ladies in your family!
What do you think of this easy project? You can use your imagination to add buttons, fur trim, lace, anything you want. You can make a perfect, personalized gift and make someone feel extra special this Christmas. So, what do you think? Will you give this project a try? If so, let me know how it turns out. I really appreciate your comments and love hearing from you!