Which is great if you live somewhere warm enough to wear a bathing suit during the winter.
For the rest of us, if we want warm winter clothes it’s recycling and DIY or die freezing time!
20 DIY Must Haves to Keep You Warm This Winter
Snowy day hat pattern – Sew Kate Sew upcycled a sweater into a lined winter hat
DIY: Turban Beanie – Made in Pretoria refashions a blah winter knit beanie into a fashionable winter turban hat. I am so doing this!
Sew a Sweater into a simple Winter Beanie hat – A Beautiful Mess
Crochet Leather Snap Scarf – Delia Creates
She reminds me of Katniss in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
How to turn knee socks into clever fingerless mitts – Plan B Anna Evers
T shirt ruffle scarf – Mama Says Sew
30 Minute Arm Knit Scarf – Simply Maggie. No Knitting needles or experience required!
DIY Flannel Pajama Pant Infinity Scarf – Instructables
Make mittens out of old sweaters – Cream de la Craft
Or use Free Vintage Knitting’s Classic Mittens Pattern to knit your own.
Make an old pair of gloves into a new pair you will with Make Your Own Texting Gloves - Snap!
DIY Wool Blanket Coat – ehow. So elegant and simple to make!
Wear fleece lined tights under your pants or jeans. These tights aren’t just for wearing with skirts and dresses during the winter. They keep me extra warm under jeans when I walk Lacey outside. I live in fleece lined tights in the winter! I buy Muk Luks fleece lined tights from Amazon here.
So warm!Make a pair of polar fleece socks in one hour – Craftdrawer Creatives. I have these cut out on my sewing table and ready to go!
If you are sensing a Lisa Lives in Warm Fleece During the Winter theme here you wouldn’t be wrong.DIY Sweater Leg Warmers – White House Black Shutters
Make the boot sock look without the bulk by cutting just the top of the sweater sleeve.
Photo courtesy of Ellen and Blair
My Elastic Sweater Arm Leg Warmers are a hybrid of the two ideas. I like the bottoms of my legwarmers to be closer to my leg for ballet class (I just started.) I made a channel in the bottom of the leg warmer using an elastic stretch stitch and ran a piece of elastic through the hem/channel.
A zig zag stitch well also stretch and move with the knit fabric. I used an electric stretch stitch because I took it as an opportunity to play with stitches I never use on my sewing machine.Lined jeans or pants – I swear by my Duluth Trading Company Fleece-Lined Duluth Flex Fire Hose Pants because they are sp warm and durable! They are on the expensive side but worth it! Read my Duluth Flex Fire Hose Pants review here.
They sell these fleece lined gems for men too.
DIY wool winter boot insoles – Maya Made. If you don’t have the thick hand felted felt Maya uses, try washing and drying a wool sweater in the washing machine. That is the easiest way to felt a wool sweater.
Well, some people call it shrinking a sweater by accident. I to call it felting something I didn’t know I was going to upcycle until the dryer stopped.
If you don’t want to DIY, you can buy EUBUY wool winter boot insoles here.
What are your favorite warm winter clothes?
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