I love baby leg warmers. I mean, look at how cute Emily looks in them…
Thank you to whomever got them for her!
And while they’re a great gift, they are a little pricey (hello Miss Cheapness!). At one point I had come across a tutorial for making toddler leg warmers out of women’s knee socks. So why not baby leg warmers out of little girl’s knee socks?
What you’ll need:
*pair of girl’s knee socks
1. Cut the sock in a straight line above the heel.
2. Zig zag the cut edge. I went around twice, mostly because I’ve never worked with cut knitted fabric. Taking no chances since they’ll get washed lots!
3. Fold the zig zagged edge under about 1/4″. Zig zag that hem in place. Use a zig zag stitch for this instead of a straight stitch, because it allows the fabric to stretch more.
And enjoy your kiddo in these cute leg warmers! If you have a toddler, use the same directions, just switch the socks to women’s. I’m not sure that you could use men’s socks, because they would be a little bigger.
Can you tell I’m crafting during nap time? Right now, I’ve got a list of projects that I have to fit in Emily’s 45 minute naps (I hope she starts taking longer ones soon!).