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Make Arm and Leg Warmers from Sweaters

Wool sweaters (with or without alpaca/angora/cashmere) will shrink (felt) in hot water, and then they are amazingly dense and warm! No sewing or hemming needed. Long sleeves make leg warmers that stay up without elastic. Arm warmers are very cozy in cool or chilly weather, and great if your coat sleeves always seem too short. Wear them instead of mittens or gloves. They cover your wrists and hands almost as far as fingerless gloves and are so easy to make and enable you to keep the thermostat way down! Uses for the body of the sweater have been described in many places. Have fun!

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April 3, 20080 found this helpful

Great idea I'm a person who is always cold .Could you write how to sew the seams after you cut the sweater .

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April 13, 20080 found this helpful

My family and I actually save our old sweatshirts and cut the entire sleeve off for my sisters Jack Russell Terrier. He wears it like one of those expensive little dog sweaters. It looks cute, keeps him warm and recycles old clothes!

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