PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

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PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by Sophrodisiac » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:21 pm

Really wasn't sure where to put this, i'm not really looking for a tutorial as such as i don't think there is one (though if there is it would be amazing) i'm just trying to figure out how make legwarmers like this:

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I really want some, have done for so long but actually buying them is stupidly expensive so i want to try making some. They look like they are wrapped around the legs and tied on with string but i can't tell what shape they are O_o Are they circle or what?

If anyone can make observations and give me ideas to help me figure out how to make them i would be very happy ^_^ and also what material would you say it is? I'm guessing some kind of vinyl but i'm not sure :/
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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by [Phexxie] » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:49 pm

im thinking theyre just one long piece of vynil, with a 'kneecap' bit popped on the top and an extra red bit on the bottom to cover her boots, with the ties on the sides of the long bit to wrap around the leg... if that makes any sense at all? lol

thats how i would make them anyway :D
they dont look too difficult to do, maybe experiment with some stiff cotton before splashing out on the vynil/pvc ;)

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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by Naughty Frenchie » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:37 am

Sorry, I can't really help but...
Wow, what an awesome picture!
A bit surrealist, isn't it? Love the outfit as well.

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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by Sophrodisiac » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:59 am

Wasn't really any point in posting that...?

Still need to try this >< Just haven't had time, i might try today though as i have a free day from now.
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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by greenpixie » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:35 pm

To me it looks like a base sheet of pvc has been cut and contrasting colours have been stitched on to add the extra flap on the bottom too... and they have been loosley wrapped around and tied with the rope.
I think you can find plenty of tutorials for leg warmers out there, maybe not exactally the same as them, but instead of using cotton, fleece ETC jut use vinyl or PVC.
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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by Pinkkiee* » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:52 am

oh i know where those a from, a japanese designer called Takuya Angel makes them.
Website: http://web.mac.com/takuya_angel/Kyahan/ ... yahan.html
they sell them there and they have pictures of all sides and a sketch with measurements ^^
i hope that helps

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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by rivetlicker_ » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:42 am

As amazing as Takuya Angel looks, the quality is sub-standard :(

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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by Pinkkiee* » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:07 am

really? that ruined my dream T-T
oh well i'm glad i know now. i won't buy from them.
(bit OT)

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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by Miss Cydonia » Mon May 03, 2010 9:27 am

also-I do think that Sophrodisiac already knew where you could purchase the leg-warmers but as they are so expensive she really didnt want to! hence the tutorial request lol :lol:

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Re: PVC/VINYL Legwarmers

Post by +Wolfie+ » Thu May 20, 2010 6:56 pm

Alot of Takuya Angel merch is pretty simple to make if you know what to do.

Ayumi's legwarmers look like two pieces of PVC with rope wrapped around them and the knee-cap piece, as stated before

If you are going to use a sewing machine, get a Teflon Foot attachment! I made a PVC kimono without one with my mother, and it was HELL! Teflon foots make your life so much easier

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