These I made from one of the many scarves I own, but hardly wear, since we live in TX. I actually really like this scarf so I wanted to be able to still wear it. Follow along and I’ll show you how I did it.
What you will need for this project:
- Wide scarf (thin or loose fabric works best)
- Corresponding thread
- Sewing Machine or Serger
The scarf I used was one that connects into a circle. If this is the type of scarf you’re using go ahead and cut it on the seam if there is one. Otherwise cut wherever. If your scarf does not connect skip this step.
Now you’ll need to measure the width of your leg where you want your warmer to sit. I measured my leg just above the knee. Add 1/2” to this measurement. Cut 2 pieces from the scarf using the length you just got. Remember the width of the scarf will be how long the warmer will be. The scarf I used was fairly wide so I ended up with a decent length.
Fold the leg warmer right sides and raw edges together as shown above. Your warmer should already be hemmed on the top and bottom.
ZigZag or serge all the way down the edges on both warmers. I used white thread so you could see it in the pictures.
Turn them inside out and voila!
How to save the scarf
If you still have enough left to save as a scarf you can either hem the edges or sew the edges back together and you have a scarf again too!