Leg Warmers Tutorial

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.

Look how big she’s gotten!

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!).




Filed under Baby, Repurposing, Sewing

5 responses to “Leg Warmers Tutorial

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. 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.


  4. Awesome idea! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3717 Thanks!

  5. Pingback: Revised Baby Leg Warmers | a project at a time

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