Easy Peasy Homemade Legwarmers

January 27, 2011

You are going to think I’m nuts for actually posting this, but I am so thoroughly excited for my newest discovery that I just had to!

It’s been an ongoing argument in my office whenever I have my space heater on, my boss comes over to yell at me (ok, I’m embellishing a bit) that the space heaters are tripping the thermostat and his office is FREEZING. Our side of the office is still freezing, thank you, and I’m going to keep my space heater on if you want me to be a productive part of this company. His rebuttle? WEAR SOCKS IF YOU WANT TO BE WARMER.

Excuse me, but the majority of office-appropriate woman’s shoes that I own do not jive with socks. I’m happy to wear socks and ‘sneaks everyday, but that is (regrettably) against our dress code, per the employee handbook.

I’ve been thinking a lot about simplifying my life, consuming less, creating more. Buying a pair of shoes that is sock-friendly is the last thing I want to do right now.

So what’s a freeze baby to do?!?! (Mind you, we just got back from 75+ degrees in Maui!)

Make my old socks into legwarmers, duh!

Brandon will tell you that he told me to do this months ago, but I beg to differ (ahem).

Easy Homemade Legwarmers
makes 1 pair
Time: 3 minutes (more if you have to search for your scissors)
Cost: $0 if your socks have seen better days


  • 1 pair of old soccer or softball socks (actually any socks that are taller than ankle socks will work, just depends on how much of your leg needs to be kept warm)
  • 1 pair of scissors


  1. Cut the feet off of your socks, right at the ankle. If the toes aren’t holey, you can now use these as feet warmers, or regular old socks.
  2. Pull the long end of the sock over your foot and wear on your leg (as shown in the picture above)
  3. Brag to the world, via your blog, about your brilliant leg warmer idea! Also, tell your boss he can take is 65 degree office and shove it…hmm, on second thought, don’t do that.
Do you have any brilliant do-it-yourself ideas that have saved you some money? I’d love to hear them!
Peace, Love & Bagels,

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