Another Goodwill score. In the woman’s section, I found an unbelievably soft and adorable sweater. Pink and gray stripes, this was just screaming ‘Take Me and Make Me Yours!’ to me, but it was a size Small, which I am not. I look at the tag- 100% Cashmere, how could I resist?
I brought it home and decided I would repurpose it and make my daughter, the ballerina, a set of leg warmers with the arms.
Isn't she lovely?
Step 1- Gently remove sleeves from sweater. I started out with a seam ripper, but ended up cut cutting them off. Because I did this, I need to make sure to stitch (or serge if you have one) at the cut to keep from fraying.
Step 2- Cutting the now legging to appropriate size to fit my 4 year old ballerina.
Ah, the perfect length!
Step 3- Stitching up the cut ends. Use a serger if you have one, but if not I just used a setting I thought would do the job...
Can you see it? So far it has kept them from unraveling.