Upcycled Sweater Boot Socks or Leg Warmers


Do you have any old sweaters in you closet that you know you’ll never wear again? I have a few that I love the colors and textures of but hate the way they fit.

The hot trend last fall was to make boot socks and leg warmers from old sweaters. The project is incredible easy and even a novice seamstress like myself can complete it in about 15 minutes.

Directions: Cut the sleeves off of the sweater as close to the top as you can. Pin and sew a 1/2″ hem around the cut edge. That’s it!

This sweater was tapered at the wrist so I had to slit the sleeve at that end. I sewed a straight stitch to keep it from unraveling.

This would be a fun project for kids sweaters too! I think I’m going to have to make Lil’ B her own pair for Fall.


Note: This entire post was done from my iPhone, even the photographs!

#Freefromtrash Upcycled Crafting ChallengeThis post is part of the Upcycled Crafting Challenge (#freefromtrash) that I’m hosting this month.  It’s part of a one month challenge to create from trash.  This challenge will hopefully open your eyes to the number of items that we still end up trashing every day that could be used by ourselves or our kids to create fun and useful items.

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  1. lily says

    This is wonderful!!! I’m going to try this with a striped sweater. And where did you get those amazing boots?!

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