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Scarf Re-Purpose: Leggings

Ready for Part III of the Scarf Re-purpose series? (Part I here and Part II here.) If you haven’t cut into any of those scarves yet, now is the time. And if you’ve now used up all of your scarves…….go buy more. :)

This one can be for a little gal or a little mister. Just like this project here.

Either way…….we need to warm up those little legs.
The Baby Legs way.

**Suggestion: Try to cut into a scarf (or sweater) as little as possible. For any project. It’s hard to cut the scarf and then sew it back together because of the woven pattern in each scarf. It’s hard to get a strong seam…..with all of those loose ends of the woven scarf. So with each of these projects, I try to use the original sides or ends of each scarf as much as possible. It makes your project a lot easier. Just though I’d mention that.

To make these little scarf baby legs, you’ll need to find any sort of scarf with some stretch and wide enough to wrap around your subject’s leg.

Now cut your scarf in half so that you have two pieces. Decide how long you’ll need your baby legs to be, add and 1-2 inches to the top for the elastic casing at the top, and also enough to allow for it to shorten after it is stretched out. (After you put them on, they stretch out width-wise, which causes them to shorten length-wise.) Fold in half length wise with right sides together (if applicable) and then sew a stitch along the edges. Then sew another seam (or a zig-zag seam), just to reinforce the seam.


***Also, do you see how one end has the original edge of the scarf? Make sure you have the original edge of the scarf at the bottom of both baby legs, to eliminate bulk and to keep that nice and finished look.

Then, make a casing at the top, just like the tutorial here. And I used some elastic cording, to keep it less bulky. (Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the casing and elastic.)

And that’s it.
Nice and cozy……and nice and free.

Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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