Embellished Arm Warmers.....DIY tutorial

I have shared this project before but now I am taking it to the next level with.....Embellishments!

The basic shape and construction are SUPER easy to do and anybody can do it! See my tutorial with all the how to's here. Remember you can do them full length, 3/4 or even some funky wrist cuffs! 

I was able to share this idea on Studio 5 last week! Take a peek for lots of ideas!!! 

Here is a typed out list of ideas to use for embellishments:

scrapbooking brads
ribbons - all different widths
rep gathered ruffles
ric rac
pre-made appliques
faux fur
jingle bells
snaps (if you want to change out your embellishments)
etc., etc., etc.
You can add embellishments to any part of the arm warmers you'd like to - the top, the bottom, along the top or all over!!! Just have fun with it! This is a great project to do with your girls or a group of girls too! 

Here are photos of some I created to give you a jump start with your own ideas! As always - please upload and share your photos into the Brassy Apple Flickr Group! I'd love to see how your crafted them up and how you wear them!

Don't forget you can throw them on as baby leg warmers too!

Let your girls be the "trend setters" in their class! Gather a group together and craft some up, great as stocking stuffers, or a stylish party favor! Just have fun!

Take a look at these darling cuties....

I will be linking up with these CRAFTY parties this WEEK! :)

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  1. Oh my gosh I love these!!


  2. thanks!!!! they have made quite a splash and have been so fun to create!!! :)

  3. Oh, I absolutely love these!! Fun embellishments! I posted a link: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/10/embellished-arm-warmers.html

    Watched you on Studio 5, you were great!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Congrads on Studio 5. Yeah for you! Cute segment!

  5. Squeals!! I love these!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  6. OMG this is just aweseome! I love them and would love to have you show it off at the All About You Monday link up. http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/11/all-about-you-monday.html Hope to see you there.

  7. Fabulous! My daughter will love these. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from The Girl Creative.

  8. these are great home made gifts!

  9. I LOVE these so much!!! I want to run out and buy long socks right now!!!!

  10. Newest follower...is it weird to say I love you? ;) teehee Totally dig your blog and lots of your ideas. You are talented chica!!!

    I love doing arm and leg warmers and the idea of embellishing them is awesome. I so hope to do this very soon.

    Found you from 733. Come check out LBT when you get a chance and maybe follow back. I'm kinda new to the blog world and would love to share my creative passion with some new friends.


  11. I was wondering if you have any advice on a new sewing machine. I am new to your blog, and saw you on Studio 5. I loved the arm warmers, and have a few other projects I would like to sew. My Walmart machine is now dead, and I would like to get a new one. I am in NO MEANS a major seamstress. I have made one quilt and sewn pillows. Any advice?

  12. These are adorable! I have a wool sweater that I washed and felted, was already thinking of arm warmers. Thanks for the great ideas to make them super cute.

  13. Holy smokes are these cute! I happen to have some sweater sleeves left from a project...I wonder...

  14. AMAZING!!!! Come by and pick up a Trendy Blog Award from Trendy Treehouse!!! You deserve it!!! ;-)

  15. Those are so cute! I think I might just have to add the idea to my list of 'want to makes' for Christmas gifts!

  16. Oh My! How so very cute. I have a little girl that would LOVE this! Thanks!

  17. Wow! I just discovered your blog and I'm in love! So many cute things to make! Great job!

  18. cool idea; love the ruffly one. (love the hair on the 4th pic from the bottom too)