|Photo Credit: Western Emporium|
|Photo Credit: Norman Rockwell Museum Store|
It's sweater weather and I love oversized sweaters, but I don't like baggy cuffs and dangling sleeves. From getting in the way to being a danger when I'm cooking, my sweater sleeves need to be kept off my hands. Using a pony-tail holder has worked to keep my sleeves up and out of my way in a pinch, but cutting off the circulation in my arms really isn't fun, so I really needed a better alternative . I headed to my computer for inspiration.
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I decided to make my own sleeve garters out of ruffled elastic. I could customize the length and the color to suit my needs, plus I could do this project really, really inexpensively. Ruffled elastic comes in many colors at your local Hancock Fabric or any other fabric store. It runs about $3.00 a package (use a 50% off coupon and it will be even better). I have a lot of black sweaters, so I made my sleeve garters black to blend in.