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Tutorial : Simple Leg Warmers

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Well, as Halloween is coming up, I thought I would get a simple accessory tutorial up for you guys, that might help with your costume! They work wonderfully as a substitute (or cute accessory) for a school uniform, they also work for a kitty outfit, most Lolita outfits (please note: this might not be quite "in fashion" now, or readily accepted by the EGL community - do some research first so no one says anything :3), and stuff like that. Also, if you substitute a few measurements, they work wonderfully for arm warmers as well!

I had Illustrator open for working on those Sew Village characters, so I did this one in Illustrator - changed the uploaded image from a PNG to a JPG, hopefully, it looks nicer now...

Anywho, a simple tutorial for how I make my leg warmers. They're usually made of fleece or knit, but if you're making it out of a non-knit fabric, read the note at the top about adding extra.

I hope this helps you all out a bit! Happy (early) Halloween :D

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:star: Oh! And if you make something using one of my tutorials, could you pretty-please let me know, so I can :+fav: it, and so others can see them? Pleeeeeeeeease? :star:

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daniellethompson's avatar
hi! i'm sorry, this is probably a very dumb question.. when you take the "width" measurement of the calf... do you mean diameter? like, wrap my measuring tape around my calf to get the measurement? thanks for your help! this is a fantastic tutorial!
DangerSounds's avatar
Thanks for this! I'me going to use this for my Hatsune Miku cosplay I'm doing and I'm gonna make some bright furry leg warmers!
carbonatedRain's avatar
This is brilliant~!! <3
Now that I know how to sew, I can finally make these and possibly cosplay >w<
Harufan9's avatar
Oh dear... I was thinking of this for Amu Hinamori, but as a Lolita I need to correct you! Leg warmers are greatly frowned upon within the EGL community! If you'd edit the description, I'd be eternally grateful. The last thing I want is some poor new Loli to come to a meet with these leg warmers and get teased for being "ita!"
taeliac's avatar
Really? Because I see them everywhere here, and in groups or lots of shops. Plus, I did this... heh, like 5 years ago, when it was uber popular to wear them with loli outfits even in the states.

I have a feeling that if someone was showing up to an EGL community meeting or something, they probably already know what's currently "in" or "acceptable" for it, but I will add something in anyways :3
Harufan9's avatar
Alright, thank you!
12fionnaxfinn12's avatar
i don't quite get the step 6 can you tell me in a more clearer way with pics? if not its ok
ShizukaDreams's avatar
Thank you very much for this! I'm doing an Equestria Girls cosplay and their shoes/socks have such a weird shape, but these leg warmers are the perfect solution for it!
Tugger21Ash's avatar
This is perfect for my Tugger cosplay :)
taeliac's avatar
Oh awesome! I'm glad it's helpful!! :glomp:
Tugger21Ash's avatar
oh thank you so much for posting this
Artsie-chan's avatar
Yay, this helped me make mes leg warmers :D
This is how mine turned out: [link]

Yeah...I kinda messed up 'cause I just fail like that.
Great tutorial!
graywolf009's avatar
Thanks so much for this!
StardustRoseDragon's avatar
Thank youuuuuuuuuuu!!!!~

I needed this for my cosplay soooo bad~
mintOskitties's avatar
YOU SAVED MY DAY!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much!!! I was thinking about cosplaying Rin and have a little trouble making the leg warmers.
Stacey3333's avatar
FINALLY A TUTORIAL I UNDERSTAND!!!!! I know this is a stupid and annoying question, but I'm REALLY new to sewing, so would you know of any tutorials for how to add trim correctly? I have a good idea how to, but I'm not sure.....
PixiGlow's avatar
THANK YOU! was looking forever for a tutorial like this!
otakulena's avatar
so thats how there made! XD
Debitos's avatar
EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeee~!!! :D

Can this be made for Yetti boots too? :0
TokyoDarkMew123's avatar
THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS WILL HELP SO MUCH WITH MY KAGAMINE RIN COSPLAY!!!!
jinglethehamham's avatar
THis will really help me
Purpl3-ShaDoW's avatar
Thankyou!! This is going to help me so much for when I make the arm and leg warmers for Rin and Len cosplay
mintsize's avatar
Can this tutorial be used for making arm warmers too?
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