With Spring right around the corner I’ve been eying my favorite skirts and dresses and looking forward to getting a chance to wear them comfortably. I whipped these little legwarmers up to help me a get a headstart until the temperatures come up a little more. I thought I’d take photos to share so you can make your own. They’re really easy! You can make yourself a pair in an hour and wear them out tonight.
Gather your supplies. This project only requires a few supplies.
1.Fleece- This is a good use for scraps since the pieces are pretty small. You’ll just need two pieces as wide around as your calf and 10 inches tall
2.Lining Fabric- Used to give stability to the buttonholes and buttons. I used cotton quilting fabric I had in my stash. You’ll need a piece 12 inches wide and 10 inches tall.
3. Buttons- 10 buttons 1inch to 1.5 inches across
Cut out your pieces. You won’t need a pattern, but you should use a ruler or tape measure. First measure around your calf about as high up as you want the warmer to go. This will be your width for the fleece. Cut out two pieces of the fleece 10 inches tall and as wide as your calf measurement, making sure that there is plenty of stretch width-wise. Since there will be overlap for the buttons if the fleece doesn’t stretch this way the warmers will be too small . Cut four pieces of lining fabric 3 inches wide and 10 inches tall.
Iron a small hem along one long edge of each of the lining pieces.
With right sides together, sew a lining piece to each 10inch side of your fleece. Sew just around the three sides that have raw edges. The sides that you ironed will be facing in to the center. I find it to be much easier to sew with the lining layer facing up and the fleece down on the feeddogs. It prevents the fleece from stretching out as you sew.
With your lining layer up, mark five button holes on one side of each warmer. Space them about two inches apart. Sew your buttonholes according to your machine’s directions. Snip your buttonholes open, mark and sew on your buttons.