"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, October 10, 2011

DIY Cashmere Leg Warmers









I bought a cashmere Gap sweater from the Goodwill for a couple dollars but when I brought it home I realized it had a large hole in the shoulder. Cashmere should not be wasted even if I got it for $2. So, I decided to make leg warmers out of it. 

 My Dad often tells me the story of when he used to show off his little blond haired girl wearing her leg warmers. As he walked with her in the mall, hand in hand, so many people smiled and commented on her adorableness. That little girl was me and he still likes to show me off. I will never be to old to put on my leg warmers and walk hand in hand with my Daddy. Love you Dad!

$2 Gap cashmere sweater from Goodwill.

The hole. : (

Cut just under the seam. Cashmere wont unravel.

You can shrink them in the dryer if need be. I am lazy but you could sew a hem on them if you would like.

Wear them seam side up. I like wearing them with boots. So warm and cozy!


It felt like a shame to throw the rest of the beautiful cashmere away. So I cut off the waistband and used it as an infinity scarf. I added the flower pin made by me. Tutorial here: Tulle and Sateen Flower Tutorial



The Shabby Nest


button


13 comments:

mwimp said...

that is sooo cute and inventive!

Karen said...

Those look great!!

Susan said...

Very cute and so creative! :)

Van @ The Clothes We Wear said...

I do the same thing to make leg warmers! Nice to meet another crafty lady!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

GENIUS!!! I had the same thing happen...bought a beautifully soft light grey cashmere from GW but found a hole (too bad it's short sleeved). I still have it looking for that perfect project...maybe a scarf....

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Way to be 'green'. I love a fellow renew, reuse, recycler :) And these are my kind project... no sewing involved!

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

I love this idea. I have seen leg warmers peeking out from boots and I just love that look! I would love for you to and share with Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-stalking-thursday-11.html

Little Bird Threads said...

Love it!!! Indeed... no cashmere should be wasted!

Please visit me @ http://littlebirdthreads.blogspot.com

I too make an effort to put all things to good use. Think you would like my sweater redo :)

Debra said...

What a great idea Niki, you were the cutest little girl to show off and now a beautiful woman!

Amber said...

What a great and simple idea! I'm going ot be wearing some tomorrow to our hockey game!

I'm also posting this on my blogs facebook page tomorrow!

Amber
www.lifelovegreen.com

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

I agree with you - cashmere should never be wasted! Good job with the upcycle!

The Arizona Russums said...

girl, this is amazing! love that you made a scarf too!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

I did make the leg warmers - no luck on the cashmere though :( I linked up your page to my blog post here http://objectofmayaffection.blogspot.com/2011/12/wiww_17.html. Hope that's ok!