Fairy Gym Bag

Since it’s not long until school is back in session I’ve had rush of orders for the personalised gym bags. I keep forgetting to take pictures of them but am pleased that for this gorgeous flower fairy print bag I’ve just completed that I got some snaps:

I’m almost caught up on present orders and so the bags are now on a 4-5 day waiting list (so still plenty of time for back to school in September). Get your orders in now before I’m so backed-up I have to place a hold on orders!

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Gym / P.E. Bag’s Personalisation and Custom Information

School’s out for summer but before you know it the kids will be back-to-school. Why not send them back in style with these simply adorable personalised and custom-made bespoke swag bag style P.E. / Gym  Back to School Drawstring Bags. Each bag measures approx 14″ long by 12″ wide, perfect for you child’s gym shoes, shorts and sports shirt. You choose from a selection of beautiful and lively fabrics for the main bag, let us know your child’s initials (max 3 characters) and we’ll custom handmade letter patches for the front of the bag in your chosen color of quality cotton. Choose your own colour of Rayon twisted cord and silky habutae lining and your bag is complete!

With around six and a half thousand different combinations to choose from each bag will be completely unique and special for your child.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Choose from the following combinations:

Step One: The Main Bag

a) Mini Beasts Print from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Mini Beasts from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

b) Pink Floral Cotton Print Fabric

c) I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

d) White Cotton with Clown Multi-Coloured Polka Dots in Red, Blue, Green and Yellow (it’s recommended that you pick white as the colour for the lining with this choice as to prevent an unsightly show through)

e) Thomas the Tank Print

Thomas the Tank Print

f) Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

g) Creepy Crawlies from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Creepy Crawlies by Kari Pearson

h) Large White Polka Dots on Red

Large White Polka Dots on Red

i) Red Gingham

Red Gingham

j) Pink Gingham

Pink Gingham

k) Black Gingham

Black Gingham

l) Sky Blue Gingham

Sky Blue Gingham

m) Yellow Gingham

Yellow Gingham

n) Green Gingham

Green Gingham

o) Purple Gingham

Purple Gingham

p) Fuchsia Garden by Kari Pearson

Fushia Garden by Kari Pearson

q) China Cups

China Cups

r)

Flower Fairies

s)

Ladybug Polka Dots

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Step Two: The Lettering

Choose from: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black, White and Pink (all in quality quilting cotton)

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Step Three: The Lining

Choose from: White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Lilac, Black and Pink (all in 100% polyester silky habutae)

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Step Four: The Cord

Choose from: White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black (all in Rayon Twisted Cord)

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When you submit your order please remember to tell us which initials you would like on your bag(s)

To make life easier you can always copy and paste the form below into your order message box and complete your details:

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Additional Custom Information for Order of Gym / P.E. Bag

I Would Like the Main Bag in this Fabric:

I Would Like the Lettering in this Color:

I Would Like the Lining in this Color:

I would Like the Cord in this Color:

The Initials I Would Like Are:

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You will be contacted with confirmation of these details before any work is commenced.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Two new fabrics introduced to the gym bag collection…

We’re delighted to say that we have now added two further fabric optons to the bespoke gym bag options, a gorgeously girly flower fairy fabric and a lively ladybug black polka dots of red print.

We are also expanding the options for the other components of the bags are can now offer the lining in a beautiful and delicate lilac.

Full details HERE…

Gym / P.E. Bag’s Personalisation and Custom Information

School’s out for summer but before you know it the kids will be back-to-school. Why not send them back in style with these simply adorable personalised and custom-made bespoke swag bag style P.E. / Gym  Back to School Drawstring Bags. Each bag measures approx 14″ long by 12″ wide, perfect for you child’s gym shoes, shorts and sports shirt. You choose from a selection of beautiful and lively fabrics for the main bag, let us know your child’s initials (max 3 characters) and we’ll custom handmade letter patches for the front of the bag in your chosen color of quality cotton. Choose your own colour of Rayon twisted cord and silky habutae lining and your bag is complete!

With around six and a half thousand different combinations to choose from each bag will be completely unique and special for your child.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Choose from the following combinations:

Step One: The Main Bag

a) Mini Beasts Print from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Mini Beasts from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

b) Pink Floral Cotton Print Fabric

c) I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

I Love You Zoo by Kari Pearson and Quilting Treasures

d) White Cotton with Clown Multi-Coloured Polka Dots in Red, Blue, Green and Yellow (it’s recommended that you pick white as the colour for the lining with this choice as to prevent an unsightly show through)

e) Thomas the Tank Print

Thomas the Tank Print

f) Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

g) Creepy Crawlies from the Signature Collection by Kari Pearson

Creepy Crawlies by Kari Pearson

h) Large White Polka Dots on Red

Large White Polka Dots on Red

i) Red Gingham

Red Gingham

j) Pink Gingham

Pink Gingham

k) Black Gingham

Black Gingham

l) Sky Blue Gingham

Sky Blue Gingham

m) Yellow Gingham

Yellow Gingham

n) Green Gingham

Green Gingham

o) Purple Gingham

Purple Gingham

p) Fuchsia Garden by Kari Pearson

Fushia Garden by Kari Pearson

q) China Cups

China Cups

r)

Flower Fairies

s)

Ladybug Polka Dots

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Step Two: The Lettering

Choose from: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Black, White and Pink (all in quality quilting cotton)

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Step Three: The Lining

Choose from: White, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Lilac, Black and Pink (all in 100% polyester silky habutae)

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Step Four: The Cord

Choose from: White, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Black (all in Rayon Twisted Cord)

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When you submit your order please remember to tell us which initials you would like on your bag(s)

To make life easier you can always copy and paste the form below into your order message box and complete your details:

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Additional Custom Information for Order of Gym / P.E. Bag

I Would Like the Main Bag in this Fabric:

I Would Like the Lettering in this Color:

I Would Like the Lining in this Color:

I would Like the Cord in this Color:

The Initials I Would Like Are:

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You will be contacted with confirmation of these details before any work is commenced.

You Can purchase these bags from:

Horsing Around…

It’s the first day of the school summer holidays for many today – my son decides he’s  “bored” at 9.20am, which even for him has to be some kind of record!

To keep them amused this morning I’ve got them creating crazy horse pictures with some spare scraps of wool I had lying around which they’ve glued onto the horses mane’s as hair. The rest of the picture has been coloured in and a lolypop stick stick to the base of the cardboard cut out to hold so they can gallop around the house with them “naying” and such like…

Here’s some templates you can use to make your own (click on the image to open into a new printable window or tab)

My Daughter’s Horse!

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We’d love to see your crazy horse creations, send your photos to us and we will include them in our gallery. You can email your pictures to us at

lilypchic@hotmail.co.uk

or add the Lily P Chic Facebook profile to your friends list, post your pictures and send us a note.

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Ladybugs

Pacaderm Parade

Teddy Bear’s Picnic


Custom Made Snood for Children

Child’s Fondant Pink Hand Knitted Snood / Cowl / Tube Scarf w/ Flower Brooch (will custom different colours and combinations)

Gorgeously luxurious hand knitted (not a machine in sight!) fondant pink with lemon yellow trim snood. Unique design made from my own personally created pattern out of 100% aran wool.

Comprises of a generous over-the-shoulder piece left slightly open at the front, that can be wrapped, gathered and pinned in a variety of different ways to achieve multiple looks. Features a stylish length of neck tube that can be pulled over one’s head as a hood or left around the neckline for added warmth

Child Sizes: (Please specify which size you need upon ordering)

Small Child: Approx 3 – 8 years
Large Child: Approx 9 – 16 Years

Comes complete with a beautiful flower brooch to pin the piece in place made from a lively pastel, hot and fuchsia pink floral print quality cotton fabric backed in matching yellow 100% polyester silky habutae. This flower is carefully handmade, measures approx 5.5″ across and incorporates a hand stitched fabric disc on the reverse for ease of pinning (this is designed to be attached with safety pins as we believe with repeated pinning and unpinning of the piece that safety pins will minimize any potential damage that traditional brooch pins may cause).

Important Note: Safety pins should be fixed by an adult and worn by children under careful supervision.

If you want to purchase this piece for a smaller child and would prefer the flower to be stitched permanently in place this can be arranged for no extra charge. Please leave an addition note upon ordering if you would prefer us to do this.

The flower brooch is also sold separately – please see our other listings for more details

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully gift wrapped in colorful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Care Instructions:
Snood Only…
Machine Washable (40)
Cool Tumble Dry
Cool Iron
May Dry Clean

Flower…
Sponge Clean Only
DO NOT Immerse in water

Please Note: Each piece is handmade to order and we therefore request that you allow up to 7 working days for the piece to be created in addition to the standard dispatch times. Upon ordering we will contact you with an estimated completion date and then again once your parcel has been dispatched.

Custom Requests: I am prepared to make this piece in a variety of colors in addition to the one advertised here upon request, and will create the flower brooch in a corresponding color and pattern to match. Please do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss your personal needs for this piece. Thanks

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Personally Customizable: Futher Details Below

We can incorporate two, three, four, or more different colours in your snood. Each piece has a trim edge around the base and top – you can choose to have just these trims a different colour to the main section or stripes of several colours. You can have the trim one colour and the main section striped with two entirely different colours. We’re offering a choice of 16 different colours so the combinations you can choose from are endless – you could even have a mega multi-coloured snood with all 16 colours!

Available Colours: Lavender, Lipstick Red (Pictured), Raspberry Pink, Lemon Yellow, Midnight Blue, Aster Blue, Parchment Beige, Fondant Pink, Denim Blue, Aspen Green, Camel Beige, Royal Blue, Dark Brown, White, Black, Cream.

The flower brooch that fastens the snood collar together will be made in a selection of fabrics to match your chosen colour combinations. A specially selected quality cotton decorative quilting fabric will be used for the front of the petals and the centre and a polyester silky habutae in a complimentary colour will be used for the back of the piece.

Customers worldwide can contact us via the Lily P Chic’s Etsy and Folky Online Stores:

and request the exact specifications for this item. (No matter what combination and how many colours you choose the cost remains the same!)

Please Note: Once a custom order is agreed upon you will be expected to make a purchase of the Child’s Fondant Pink Snood as advertised as payment and your piece will then be custom-made for you and dispatched within the agreed time period.

Any further queries regarding this product and indeed any of the Lily P Chic range can be made by contacting us via the Etsy and Folksy links above, through Facebook or Twitter or you can email us direct at:

lilypchic@hotmail.co.uk

Thanks x

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Fairytale Treasuries

I’ve been asked to knock up some treasury lists on Etsy and so have decided to make them all fairystory themed. They are absolutely adorable collections of homemade and vintage treasures. here’s a sneek peak and links to see the full collections:

Sleeping Beauty

QUEEN  Bed Quilt Ensemble with fun and funky Designer fabrics

Love  Never Dies-Sleeping Beauty print

Fae  Spinning Wheel and Accessories Custom Order

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

FREE  SHIPPING USA - SALE - Honey Bear with Burgundy Bow Air Freshner Cover

LITTLFEE/YOSD/unoa GOLDEN BLONDE fake fur wig SIZE 6/7

Papa  bear, Mama bear and Baby bear  bowl set

Snow White

The  Poison Apple Sleep Print 5 x 10

Apple  print doorstop

CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER...........18 INCH LENGTH.............The  ORIGINAL Snow White Inspired Tutu Dress Costume...NB 6M 12M 18M 2T 3T 4T  5T

Rapunzel

Rapunzel - fairy fantasy gothic art print by Deanna Bach

Repunzel's Tower Night light

rapunzel - undyed, hand spun yarn - super bulky 2-ply - merino  wool

Cinderella

Midnight Masquerade necklace

Custom made Cinderella glass slipper pumps heels crystals  rhinestones sequins

Tiny  Broom Pendant

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red---Tiny Handmade Charm

PDF  crochet pattern...little red riding hood and the big bad wolf

pixie  hood

I’ll keep them coming ~ enjoy!

Latest Products from Lily P Chic:

Here’s a selection of the products we now have on sale, click any image to view more pictures of each product or click the “Buy It Now” button or the main title, to view detailed information about each product

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Teddy Bears Picnic!

Counting from an early age… 1 to 5 using visual and rhyming references…

My youngest is only just one year old and she reacts really well to rhymes, we made a “wall” for our teddies to sit on so we can sing along, at the Children’s Centre a few weeks ago and she really enjoys when we play with it together

What You Need:

  • 5 Teddy Bear Cut-Outs
  • Sheets of Coloured Card
  • Felt Tip Pens, Colouring Pencils, Wax Crayons or Paint etc
  • Laminator
  • Sellotape
  • Scissors
  • Relevant Rhyme Print-out

First you will need to cut out 5 Teddy Bears and let your kids colour them in.

Feel Free to use Any of These:

(Click on an image to open in a new printable window)

Next, laminate a sheet of red card with your rhyme cut out and glued on the back.

We used “Five Little Teddies” which is to be sung to the tune “Ten Green Bottles”

Five Little teddies
Five little teddies, sitting on a wall,
Five little teddies, sitting on a wall,
If one little teddy should accidentally fall…
There’ll be four little teddies sitting on the wall.
Four little teddies…
Three little teddies…
Two little teddies…
One little teddy, sitting on a wall,
One little teddy, sitting on a wall,
If this little teddy, should accidentally fall,
There’ll be no little teddies, sitting on the wall.

Of course you don’t have to use teddies – you can use anything you like…

I laminated a second piece of card in yellow with “brickwork” sketched on it – this piece was cut down to fit and then sellotaped onto my first piece leaving a slot for my teddies to sit it.

Once my teddies were all coloured in, I laminated them and trimmed the excess.

Here’s the original song with green bottles – we just changed the lyrics to suit our purposes:

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We’d love to see your own creations inspired by this post, send your photos to us and we will include them in our gallery. You can email your pictures to us at

lilypchic@hotmail.co.uk

or add the Lily P Chic Facebook profile to your friends list, post your pictures and send us a note.

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Handprint Keepsakes

Travel Nappy Pouch

Egg and Dairy Free Cupcakes

Shabby Chic Bunting

Pacaderm Parade

My daughter is always getting the days of the week mixed up so I’ve knocked up this cute little pin-board hanger to help her get to grips with it.

I chose to use elephants cos they’re pretty neat but naturally you can use anything. Also, the dry-wipe aspect of this chart can be used for a multitude of things such as re-useable sticker keepers for example, so feel free to take the basic idea and run with it!

What You Need:

  • 2 Sheets of coloured card
  • White Paper
  • Felt-Tip Pens
  • Elephant (or other) Cut-Out Template
  • Days of the Week List (see below)
  • Laminator
  • Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Sticky Back Velcro
  • White Board Pen

How to Make the Chart:

  • Cut out 7 Elephants (or whatever you are using) and get your kids to colour them in

(Feel free to use this template from Little Birdie Secret – Click the image to open in a new window for a printable version.)

  • Add a day of the week to each one and laminate them, trimming the excess afterwards.

(Click the image to open a printable template you can cut out in a new window)

  • Then write on a piece of A4 card along the top; “Today is…”
  • Use one of your elephants to measure the size of the gap and underneath you can write “What Shall We Do?” – or something to that extent.

  • Laminate this sheet
  • Laminate another sheet of card that’s been cut in half (this is the piece you will “park” your spare elephants.

  • Using a hole punch and your string attach a hanging hook to the top and attach the two pieces of card together at the bottom.

Pop your sticky back velcro patches on the back of your elephants and the other sides one on the top sheet where the present day elephant will be fastened and six on the bottom piece of card for the rest.

Each day you can discuss with your child what day it is and try to identify the correct corresponding elephant which will then be stuck to the main piece of the card. You can then use a white board pen to write that day’s activities and plans. As the sheet is laminated you can wipe this clean for the next day.

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We’d love to see your own creations inspired by this post, send your photos to us and we will include them in our gallery. You can email your pictures to us at

lilypchic@hotmail.co.uk

or add the Lily P Chic Facebook profile to your friends list, post your pictures and send us a note.

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Ladybugs

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Crafty Cards

Clowning Around: Part Three: Knitted Leg-Warmers

Clowning Around: Part Three: Knitted Leg-Warmers

I’ve made my dress from my pattern and now it’s time to jazz up my daughter’s clown costume with some funky accessories. Since the skirt of the dress is quite short I thought it would look cute with some striking stripey flared leg warmers. While I was buying the fabric for the dress I grabbed a couple of balls of wool in red and yellow for these and some matching arm bands (which you can find a tutorial for in part four).

These leg warmers are designed to start just above the knee and finished at the ankle with a flare – if you want a different length, say starting just below the knee, you’ll have to bare this into consideration when you are measuring.

Measuring:

Everyone knits at different tensions and of course many factors such as needle size and wool type / size makes a difference to the size of each finished piece. To ensure the correct measurement of these pieces I first knitted myself a test patch 30 stitches x 30 rows and measured this piece to roughly work out how much I would need for each leg warmer using the same wool and needles. I worked out that approximately 4 stitches would yield an inch in width and as far as the length goes I was happy to keep measuring the piece as I knitted until it was the desired length.

I got my daughter to stand straight and still, measured her from the knee downward and around her ankle at the point I wanted the leg warmers to flare around and…

…Heres the basic knit pattern I used for each piece (which of course will be subject to your alterations as necessary but as with the dress pattern, I am hoping these details will give you an idea).

To create a piece roughly 13″ x 13″

(Explanation of measurements: 13″ x 13″ will achieved a rough square of knit. The top will be folded over to create a turn over of around 1.5″. Once sewed together to create a tube for the warmer the piece will be attached together along a diagonal, the bottom to be flared as so will measure the 13″ knitted and the top to be cut to size and elasticated to fit the smaller circumference of the top of her knee – if this is too confusing, don’t panic, read ahead as the pictures will help explain this better as the tutorial continues.)

  • Size 4.5 mm Needles
  • Wool, 100% Acrylic Aran Wool
  • Cast on in Red; 50 Stitches

(If you’re new to knitting, this video tutorial will show you how to cast on with one needle)

  • Row 1: Pearl all in red
  • Row 2: Knit all in red
  • Row 3: Pearl all in red
  • Row 4: Knit all in red
  • Row 5: Pearl all in red
  • Row 6: Knit all in red
  • Row 7: Knit all in red (this is where the fold of the turn-over at the top of the leg warmer will be created – just like the top of a sock!)
  • Row 8: Pearl all in red
  • Row 9: Knit all in red
  • Row 10: Pearl all in red
  • Row 11: Knit all in red
  • Row 12: Pearl all in red

Now add your yellow wool: Here’s another video to show you how:

  • Row 13: Knit in yellow
  • Row 14: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 15: Knit in yellow
  • Row 16: Pearl in yellow

From this point in, until the very end you’ll be knitting four rows in red (K,P,K,P) and four in yellow (K,P,K,P) to create your stripes. remember.

  • Row 17: Knit in red
  • Row 18: Pearl in red
  • Row 19: Knit in red
  • Row 20: Knit in red
  • Row 21: Knit in yellow
  • Row 22: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 23: Knit in yellow
  • Row 24: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 25: Knit in red
  • Row 26: Pearl in red
  • Row 27: Knit in red
  • Row 28: Knit in red
  • Row 29: Knit in yellow
  • Row 30: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 31: Knit in yellow
  • Row 32: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 33: Knit in red
  • Row 34: Pearl in red
  • Row 35: Knit in red
  • Row 36: Knit in red
  • Row 37: Knit in yellow
  • Row 38: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 39: Knit in yellow
  • Row 40: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 41: Knit in red
  • Row 42: Pearl in red
  • Row 43: Knit in red
  • Row 44: Knit in red
  • Row 45: Knit in yellow
  • Row 46: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 47: Knit in yellow
  • Row 48: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 49: Knit in red
  • Row 50: Pearl in red
  • Row 51: Knit in red
  • Row 52: Knit in red
  • Row 53: Knit in yellow
  • Row 54: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 55: Knit in yellow
  • Row 56: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 57: Knit in red
  • Row 58: Pearl in red
  • Row 59: Knit in red
  • Row 60: Knit in red
  • Row 61: Knit in yellow
  • Row 62: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 63: Knit in yellow
  • Row 64: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 65: Knit in red
  • Row 66: Pearl in red
  • Row 67: Knit in red
  • Row 68: Knit in red
  • Row 69: Knit in yellow
  • Row 70: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 71: Knit in yellow
  • Row 72: Pearl in yellow
  • Row 73: Knit in red
  • Row 74: Cast off on a pearl

(This way I have a small strip of red at the end for stitching the ruffled trim along the bottom.)

If your pieces are curling up at  the edges you can take a cool iron and with a damp tea towel on top of each piece gently iron out until your pieces are easier to work with.

Next I pinned over my turn overs which will form the top piece of each leg warmer

and carefully stitched them into place

At this point I’d like to make it clear that if you prefer to hand sew these together with a large wool needle and wool that’s absolutely fine. Using the machine is simply a personal preference of mine and there are no hard and fast rules here. The wool here is much thicker than fabric that would normally go through a machine so I sewed this piece with the foot up and turned the wheel manually by hand.

Remembering the measurement I’d taken and jotted down of the circumference of the area just above my daughters knee where I want the top of the warmer to sit and allowing around 1″ – 1.5″ extras since the area will be elasticated I folded the piece in half with the reverse on the outside and pinned at a diagonal to form my flare.

I stitched along this line using a machine like before and trimmed the excess

I then hand sewed the edges to ensure the piece holds together and doesn’t fray

If, unlike me, you are really good at knitting then you could easily knock up a piece that was flared without cutting down and stitching like this. If you’re terrible at knitting you could just make the leg warmers with fabric.

Even though I’ve stitched the openings of the top fold together I can still insert my elastic by using a safety-pin and threading it through one of the holes in the knit itself at the point of the stitch line on the inside.

Once I have it all the way round, exit the fold in the same way and tie the elastic together at the back, trim the excess and tuck into the back of the leg warmer.

To finish the piece, add a red silky ruffled trim around the bottom in the same way as I showed you on the dress in part two of this tutorial

Stich along the red edge that you allowed yourself while knitting

Do the same for the second warmer and voila! Two super cute and funky 70’s style clown striped leg warmers!

Don’t forget to check out part nine below to see them with the full outfit!

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Clowning Around: Part One: The Pattern

Clowning Around: Part Two: Making The Dress

Clowning Around: Part Three: The Underskirt

Clowning Around: Part Four: Knitted Leg-Warmers

Clowning Around: Part Five: Knitted Armbands

Clowning Around: Part Six: Bow Tie

Clowning Around: Part Seven: Hair Ribbons

Clowning Around: Part Eight: Baton with Swirly Ribbons

Clowning Around: Part Nine: Full Materials Needed Breakdown

Clowning Around: Part Ten: Final Full Outfit Images

Clowning Around: Part Eleven: The Carnival Parade Goes Live!

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