Wednesday, October 26, 2011
One pair of furry, fingerless mitts does not a costume make. And so, I introduce to you furry leg warmers sewn from not-knit fabric. It seems to be a common pastime to turn one's old sweaters into leg warmers, but using less stretchy material seems rather rare. Here are the steps I followed to make my furry leg warmers, heavily inspired by Brody Qat's project.
3/4 yard of faux fur, or other non-stretch fabric, depending on the measurements in the pattern
Enough wide elastic to wrap around beneath both your knees, cut into two pieces
Sewing needle, thread, scissors, etc.
The instructions are fairly basic, with only a minimal amount of math, and I give the measurements I used as an example. Although, if you're shorter than 5'11", my measurements will be way too long.
Remember to pull the long fur out of the seams with a pin. It makes the seams disappear!
- BYOV's How To: Yeti Hat or Simplicity pattern 2853 (gorilla hat)
- BYOV's No Sew Fur Vest or Costume Goddess' How To Cover a Costume Bra (with faux fur)
- BYOV's Simple Elastic-Waist Skirt Tutorial (faux fur + lined with blue cotton fabric with pockets in the lining hem)
- BYOV's How To Make Furry Leg Warmers
- BYOV's Faux Fur Fingerless Mitts DIY