Fishnet Arm Warmers

Fishnet Arm Warmers
Fishnet Arm Warmers

Free Craft Projects - Fishnet Armwarmers

This popular and trendy craft was kindly contributed by BC Mummy. Please email BC with any questions regarding this project.

What you need: A pair of fishnet knee-highs (they should have a solid toe and a band about the top, if not, consider below instead.) OR Plain Socks (black striped or plain black work best for a goth/punk/emo look); A good pair of scissors that will cut fabric easily.

Now, if you have longer (say, mid-calf) stockings, you WILL need to cut them down to size. Let the person you are making them for, (or yourself, if that's the case) put their arm in it. Mark the elbow or wherever you want it to end with chalk. Let's get started, shall we? 1. Pull the sock inside out. 2. Cut just under the seam all the way to the end. Don't worry about the the fingers just now. 3. Try them on. If you want to have the fingers on their own, mark each side of each finger except for the thumb. This is quite restricting for people that don't have tiny hands. If you're undecided about the fingers, pin it together and check for comfort. 4. Mark the top and bottom of the thumb. Be sure that if you want the fingers alone, the stocking is pulled up. If it's typical grain fishnet, 2 or 3 holes (roughly 1 inch) together work exceptionally well for most people. 5. Cut the thumb hole. 6. Try them on. Are they comfortable? Sometimes the upper band on them is too long. It is quite alright to cut a bit of this off. 7. If your armwarmers aren't just so, try cutting and trimming until you like them. 8. If you decided upon fingers, make sure the marks are correct and start sewing. Over and over and over the seam works best for me. If you have stockings with no upper band: 1. Get the part you cut off earlier. 2. Cut off the remaining fishnet from the upper band. 3. Cut along the seam of the band. 4. Measure the arm of the subject. (By their elbow, on their upper arm, etcetera) 5. Cut the band to just a bit under size, as to keep elasticity. If you're creative, it's easy to alter this. Try it!

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