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Thrifty Thursday – socks to leg warmers

This Thrifty Thursday I’m bringing you a quick and easy tutorial to turn old socks into cute little leg warmers, alternatively make them for yourself instead of the little folk.

You will need at least 4 pairs of worn out socks, then cut the foot part out, like this.

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You then need to place them right asides together and inside each other, like this:

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Then on the fabric edge, NOT the cuffs, you need those to stop the leg warmers falling down, you need to sew them together. You can sew by hand or on a machine just remember that its a stretchy jersey so don’t pull them out of shape whilst sewing.

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I used a mix of one of worn out socks but you might want them to match. Once sewn together they would look like this:

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Do the same with another pair and you are good to go!

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My girls love wearing these, they aren’t to heavy but help to keep legs toasty when out n about and best of all they are total one offs!

The same method can be applied if you want to use an old jumper or cardigan sleeves to make leg warmers, simply cut out the sleeves and then hem the raw edge.

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And this is what they look like on!

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Perfect for little legs in the winter.

I’d love to see what you guys come up with.

 

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Get the kids warm and snuggly this season with Next

 
With the turn in the weather, it is now time to bring out the Winter wardrobe! This is no excuse for frumpy jumpers and oversized coats.. Dress your little one fashionably this season, and take your pick from the new collection of Winter coats and jazzy jumpers at Next!
 
 
 

Keep it casual with their collection of cosy jumpers for him or her! I absolutely LOVE this cute cotton patterned jumper for him (3 months- 6 years, £13-14 http://www.next.co.uk/x522838s8#854104×52). Team it with a shirt underneath for the ultimate preppy look, or simply wear it on it’s own. 



For her I also LOVE this striped Sweater (3-16 years, £16-22,http://www.next.co.uk/g742738s1#884774g74 ). Style it with a pair of black skinny jeans for a cool monochrome look.



Who says warm can’t look good! This Navy and Tan Stripe Coat with cute bow detail is the perfect item to keep her warm, whilst still looking adorably smart (3-16 years, £32-38http://www.next.co.uk/g749744s1#870819g74). 

However, if you don’t quite think it’s coat season yet, try their selection of Gilets, perfect to go over virtually any outfit! I especially love this Cream Faux Fur Gilet (3-16 years, £26-32,http://www.next.co.uk/G49428s6#877155G49), which will look fab over a cute dress and a pair of tights! 



Don’t worry, there’s a great selection of Gilets for boys too that come in all different colours! This Navy Gilet (3-16 years, £16-21,http://www.next.co.uk/g492520s6#854386g49) is one of my favourites! Throw it on with a pair of jeans and a sweater for the perfect Autumnal look!

I love Gilets! What would you pair yours with?