This is a step by step tutorial on how to make a pair of reversible furry leg warmers. You will need 2 types of material Type 1 fun fur. Type 2 a soft not too stretchy material for the lining. You will need enough of each to make 4 panels of your pattern. Make sure you have a good sturdy needle in your sewing machine fun fur has a tendency to break needles. i break a needle or 2 on every fur project so i make sure to have plenty of replacements on hand.
Make your pattern. To make your pattern you need to measure from somewhere below your knee to the ground add 2" this is measurement B. Then you need to measure around the leg at the top of measurement B half of that number plus 1" is measurement A. Measurement C is 2x measurement A .The extra inches are for our seams. Now draw your pattern out on paper and cut it out. It should look something like this.
(In this case of leg warmers I didn't have enough fur to make four panels so I made the 2 back panels out of 2 half panels sewn together to make a full panel if you don't have enough fur to do full panels but can do it this way just allow for a 1/2 inch seam in the centre.)
Take each of your inside and outside panels and match them up an inside one to an outside one, make sure that the fur is facing the inside and the soft side of your lining is facing the fur. Then sew along edge A. This is so that when you unfold it it looks like this with the seams on the inside.
Make sure to clean up all your seams by trimming off all the extra fuzz and stuff.
Now we Put 2 pieces together fur to fur and lining to lining and Sew the long edge B on both sides. Make sure to line up Seam A in the centre, and when sewing with thick fur it makes it easier on your machine to go with the fur as much as possible.
The Elastic. now we take measurement A from before before we halved it and added seam allowance the straight measurement of around your leg at the top of measurement B. In this case mine is 14" this is approx how long we want to cut our elastic. cut 2 elastics turn them into a circle over lapsing them and inch or so
next we put the elastic around the leg warmers all the way up till seam A.
At this point the bottom edge wont line up but don't worry about it yet. make sure that your seams line up
now our top hem with the elastic will look like this
The bottom hem. This is the part that I usually break most of my sewing machine needles on. Inside out your leg warmers.
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