Sherpa Leg Warmers Tutorial

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Hey y’all!  As promised, I am going to show you how to make these ridiculously easy sherpa leg warmers.  They will literally take 5 minutes to make.  (For more info on her outfit, go HERE.)
 
I made Ellie’s leg warmers a little bigger than her legs because I wanted them to look like the top of boots.  You can adjust the width of your fabric to make them slimmer if you desire!
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1. Cut 2 pieces of sherpa fabric.
2. Fold the top and bottom over (towards wrong side) an inch and zig zag down.   
3. Fold each piece of fabric in half wrong sides together and stitch up the side.  You can zig zag the edges first so they won’t fray.  If you want to.  I didn’t.
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And that’s pretty much it!  Admire your new leg warmers!

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13 thoughts on “Sherpa Leg Warmers Tutorial

  1. Hello, I was trying to figure out exactly what kind of fabric is needed for this. I know you said minky (the stretchy kind), but I am pretty new at sewing and I do not live anywhere near a fabric store (we are military and live in Germany), so I can’t go and touch all the different kinds to see if it’s right or not. I was looking on fabric.com and was wondering if the minky bonded cuddle would work? I liked that it was minky on the inside, so itd be soft against her skin. Also, I was wondering how much fabric yours took (I know that it depends on the size your making but I just am looking for an estimate). Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Emily! The kind of fabric I used is actually called “sherpa” and I got it here: http://www.joann.com/sherpa-craft-fur/xprd986559.html#q=sherpa&start=1

      I can’t really tell if the minky would be good for this project because I don’t know if it would stand up by itself like the sherpa does. Minky tends to be really drapey and I’m afraid they would just puddle around the ankles. My pieces of sherpa were 12″ wide and 8″ tall. Hope this helps!

    2. Thank you so much! That makes it soooo much easier! I can’t wait to make these 🙂 I’m making them as presents for some friend’s girls! Perfect, since they have a minimum order of 2yds when buying online. Glad I found your blog, you are very talented!

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