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!).
5 responses to “Leg Warmers Tutorial”
They are fantastic! I will have to seriously go and get some long socks after our baby’s born (pink might not be a good choice if it happens to be a boy!). Thanks for the tips! 🙂
These are so cute and your daughter looks so cute in them! I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/05/showcase-your-talent-thursday-6.html. I hope to see you there!
These are so cute! i wish I had this idea around when my kiddos were little 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.
Awesome idea! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3717 Thanks!
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