If you want some arm warmers, boot toppers or leg warmers and don't want to spend any money - you can tweak an old sweater to make some great new things! That is what I did here with a sweater that was too small on me - I upcycled & transformed it into a pair of boot toppers and arm warmers with pockets for my phone!
You'll need a decent sewing machine, scissors or rotary cutter, elastic thread, regular needle, thread & buttons! If you were to buy the boot toppers or arm warmers in the store, they sell for $10-20 each - ridiculous!
Step 1: De-Construct the Sweater
The first thing you'll want to do is de-construct the sweater! Cut the arms off and if you like you can cut the rest of it apart at the seams. I ended up using the part of the sweater which had pockets (bottom front of it - sorry it's not visible in the photo) for the arm warmers with built-in pockets. I also cut the buttons off so I could use them on the boot toppers.
Since my sweater was a bit small on me to begin with, I could not use the arms which I cut off for the leg warmers (too tight). So, I used the back part of the sweater to cut out my pieces for my boot toppers. I will explain that in the next step & the measurement options.
I ended up being able to make two sets of arm warmers with the material - as I used the front part of the sweater with the pockets for one set, as well as having the arms which I cut off. You can make quite a lot of things from one sweater!