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Upcycled Sweater - to Arm/Leg Warmers w/Phone Pocket

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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!
 
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Step 1: De-Construct the Sweater

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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!

ohhh they look so good I wish I could wear em x3 (but being a guy and all I dont think that would go over too well or look good on me XD) I'll just have to settle for making them :)

L.L.Cool10 months ago
Super looking and timely!!! Next years fashion trend this year!!
HollyMann (author)  L.L.Cool10 months ago

aww thank you! :)

ehauss10 months ago
Cute
studleylee1 year ago
Still enchanting :-)
HollyMann (author)  studleylee1 year ago
Aww thanks!
hunter9991 year ago
Wow! These are great! Very original idea, keep it up! :-)
HollyMann (author)  hunter9991 year ago
Thank you!!! :)
Cute! love the leg warmers.
HollyMann (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago
thanks so much!!!