12.19.2010

DIY: Sweater Leggings

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I don't know about you but in cold weather, I live in boots.  I like my toesies to be toasty.  When my toes are happy, I'm happy.  I love the look of thick warm socks peeping out to say hello from boots.  A cheap and fun way to get this look is by buying an old vintage sweater at a thrift store, cutting of the sleeves off, and wearing them as leg warmers.  Make sure the hemmed part is sticking out of the top.  Total costs?  $5.  Amount of time?  30 seconds + shopping time.  Your toes can thank me later. 

34 comments:

PetiteLittleGirl said...

What a cool way to make your own leg warmer. I like my toes to be toasty too. Thanks for sharing :)

Olivia said...

soo super cute

Elle Sees said...

i do love a DIY.
I've got one tomorrow.
And I've got an awesome GIVEAWAY.

Katie Marie said...

this. is genius. thrift store here i come!

elizabeth said...

Thanks for this love! will definitely try it :)

Shalyn said...

GREAT IDEA! I live in toesocks during the winter, so this seems a bit more fashionable;-)

b. said...

oh i love this! now, ti just have to find a sweater!

x.

Josie said...

These are so cute -- such a genius DIY.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

chantelle said...

fantastic, rachel! thank you for sharing :) how was your weekend?! ♥

Signe said...

Those are great, such a nice and simple idea :)
And a happy Monday to you!

thais. said...

LOVE it! creative, warm and chic :)

Debby said...

Very cute!! xo

Nicola said...

Cute photo, and great idea! I'm the same, live in boots:) x

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

Scientific Housewife said...

What a great idea, I love it!

Lisette said...

Such a good idea =D And so lovely =)

Lots of love, Lisette
sweetlisette.blogspot.com

misslikey said...

fab DIY. I will do it! my toes are already thankful to you :)

Mizdragonfly said...

Love the idea - and now my old sweaters can be useful again!
-miz

Lily Riani said...

never thought of that.... good advice.

Nicole said...

I, too, have been living in boots! These DIY sweater leggings look adorable!! I definitely want to try making these this holiday season!

Amber Blue Bird said...

my tootsies thank you

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oh my gosh, i LOVE this idea!! thanks so much!!

Carrie
In the Hammock Vintage

Samantha said...

How cute! .. They look so warm too! :D

Jessica said...

I completely agree about living in boots during the colder months. I can't imagine not wearing my boots when it's this cold! This is such a great idea and even better that it's super easy. Great post!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

this is genius. seriously.

ps - reading that first sentence, all i could think was "you mean TOESty?"

too much? :P

Lula said...

Brilliant! I love this.

Kristin said...

LOVE IT!! What a Fabulous idea!! ;)

I just came across your blog. LOVE IT!! I am now your newest follower!

p.s. Happy Anniversary!! :)

Kristin said...

LOVE IT!! What a Fabulous idea!! ;)

I just came across your blog. LOVE IT!! I am now your newest follower!

p.s. Happy Anniversary!! :)

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

fabulous absolutely fabulous.

I used thrift store sweater sleeves to cover vases for my holiday look. great DIY

Julie said...

um, I want those.

B said...

They are the cutest thing ever! I'm off to find a pair of scissors and attack some old woolies right now! B x

Tay Talk said...

What a fantastic idea! I would have NEVER thought of it! LOVE-LOVE!

b. lee said...

luv, luv, luv this idea * already dug up a few old sweaters & made a pair * have had many "likes" in public ... gals are delighted to hear how I recycled old garments for the cute look * thanks for sharing ~

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh my gosh - i love this idea!

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