Friday, December 2, 2011

Shirred leg warmers topped with a bow


I've been an adoring fan of legwarmers lately. They're so cute and snuggly. I knew when I saw these on Pinterest that I had to make my baby girl some. Only I'd stitch bows on instead of flowers. (she'll likely get some with flowers too!) This was a very simple and quick project and because I used jersey there really was no need to hem. (Don't you just love a lazy jersey project?!)


Click here for a great tutorial on how to shirr using elastic thread. The only things I did differently was I increased the length of my stitch.



When you're done stitching up the leg warmers hand stitch the bows on top. I made mine like this. But you could also tie a bow with ribbon. Whatever works for you.  


Thirty Hand Made Days




34 comments:

  1. Okay, those are adorable. Really, really adorable. I kind of want some for myself . . . think it would look as good on a 24-year old as a 4-ish-year old? ;-) Great idea!

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  2. Those have got to be the most adorable legwarmers... ever!! I love the stripes, color, and pop-of-color bow! Great job!

    I would love for you to link up to Find Your Craft Friday...

    http://thequickjourney.blogspot.com/2011/12/find-your-craft-friday-link-party.html

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  3. So darling!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! (and red during the holidays) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  4. These are so cute! I just made some out of cashmere (no shirring). I am loving that leg warmers are back :)

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  5. how cute great job come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  6. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower visiting from Pity Party. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  7. If I were 7, I would die for those... Might even now... Cute Leg Warmers...crazy.

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  8. My daughter NEEDS these, like yesterday!I am hosting my first EVAH link party this weekend. It is up and running now and I would love for you to come link up some of your projects!

    Kim @ Too Much Time

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/search/label/get%20schooled%20saturday

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  9. Way... way CUTE!

    I would love for you to share it on my link party!I hope to see you there!

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  10. LOVE! I have been on the leg warmer bandwagon this year too, but for myself instead of my girls lol. They love mine though and have been begging for a pair...I think these may be what they get!! Thanks for the inspiration!! I'm your newest follower. Feel free to stop by my blog and check it out too :)

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  11. These are soooooo adorable and your tutorial is awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. i love these! thanks for linking up and giving a tutorial! XO, Kate of avery&anderson

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  13. ADORABLE!! I love these...My daughter would love these! I'm your newest follower from Too Much Time on My Hands party. I'd love you to stop by my blog if you get a chance & maybe follow along too.
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  14. How absolutely adorable! I'd be thrilled if you dropped by to share your creativity at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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  15. Woo-Hoo!! So glad you linked up and joined the party! ~Jen

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  16. Those are absolutely adorable!! I love them!! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Jill
    twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com

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  17. So sweet, such a cute idea!!!!

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  18. These are adorable! My little one loves leg warmers!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-sixteen.html

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  19. These are REally adorable. But can I just say Shirring Scares me? I can sew pretty well....but I just don't think I can handle the shirring-- perhaps I'd better just try it some day.

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  20. These are seriously so darling!! You are so talented to come up with something like this. I am thinking that I need some of these for my little girl. The little bow on the top is my favorite. Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We hope that you will come back tomorrow and share more of you amazing ideas!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff

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  21. So gorgeous! We wear a lot of babylegs in our house but these are so much cuter.

    Thank-you so much for adding your creativity to our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

    Happy follower and would love if you popped by and grabbed a button.

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  22. oh my .... these are way to cute not to make!!!!

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  23. Cute as!!! Thanks for sharing. I've pinned this one...

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  24. I really love this! SO much that I am going to be featuring it tomorrow on Southern Lovely!

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  25. You've been FeAtUrEd at Sew Stylish Boutique! Come grab a button :)

    http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/crafty-lassie-tuesday-link-party-17.html

    Thanks,
    Heather and Rose

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  26. OMG!! That is so darn CUTE!! Thanks for sharing! Pinning it:D

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  27. Ok I have 4 girls so I will be doing these any advice on sizes? Like should I measure a leg and add so much? I'm new to the shirring so I don't know. Please email me if you can and let me know. beckgregg79@yahoo.com Thanks.

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  28. These would be cute using recycled t-shirts. So simple and so cute.

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  29. This was my first shirring project! I did it and they look so cute!!!! Now I'm going to tackle the bow! I'm so proud of myself! Thanks for the measuring advice! I really appreciate it!

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  30. Hey girlfriend. You already know I love these, but I wanted to let you know that I shared them today on the Bungalow Boutique blog as part of a list of stylish ideas for kids. Thanks for your great idea and tutorial!

    http://thebungalowboutique.com/2012/11/08/5-stylish-ideas-for-kids/#

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