GUEST POST: DIY Baby Legwarmers from a pair of socks!


My sister-in-law Stevee sent this awesome DIY all the way from Nashville (modeled by my adorable niecey, baby Jojo!) and I had to share it with you!  Take a cute pair of ladies’ socks and turn it into legwarmers for your little one in just a few minutes.  
Get the full DIY Baby Legwarmers tutorial after the jump…

DIY: Baby Legwarmers
These baby leggings are so easy to make! They are perfect for a baby learning to crawl. They help avoid little knee burns.

Supplies:
Women’s knee-high socks
Scissors
Color coordinating thread

1. Get some really cute women’s knee-high socks:

and cut the feet off right at the ankles:


2. Sew around the cut edge:

Take the end of sock and fold under where you just sewed: 

and sew a hem using color coordinating thread:

then turn the sock inside out and cut off the excess: 

3. Take in the bottom of the sock so it is narrow enough to stay on your baby’s legs. I went about two inches in and sewed about 3 to 4 inches up the sock at an angle:


Cut off the excess: 

4. Turn your handmade baby legwarmers right side out, you’re done! Place on tiny baby legs!

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26 Comments

Jaime

when scarlet was about 6 months old our neighbor had a baby boy and she dressed him in legwarmers all the time, she said just because he was a boy didnt mean he had to have cold legs. argyle would be so cute, especially with a onesie with a tie embroidered on it, ha! or tie dye. or just plain black.

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Jaime

so the thing about that romper…it's a scarlet hand me down that i bought at a boutique in soho a few years ago. the boutique was going out of business so everything was 75% off the tag price… AND IT WAS STILL $45! but it's so cute right and now TWO babies have looked adorable in it… stevee what's the brand on the tag?

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Stevee

The brand of the Romper is DOU/UOD… all the tags are in Italian… I tried to google, but couldn't find it anywhere.

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Stevee

I can send it back to you… Little Joleen has outgrown it. If anyone could figure it out, it would be you. I would love to have a bigger version of it! It is one of my favorite rompers.

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Nico

I am very excited about the leg warmers! I found a bunch of great socks at Target yesterday for hardly any money…now I just need to find the time to make them! :)

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Jessica

OK, I just found this site and am IN LOVE. My baby girl is almost 5 months old and I just saw a ton of knee-high socks on sale at Target this weekend and thought they would make cute leg warmers but didn't know if I could/ would make it work. Now I know I can and I will be going back to get them! Thank you so much!

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The Greens

these are so cute. My friend just showed me this blog threw a link and I am sew excited. (sorry I had too) I love sewing and the easier the better. Love it!

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Mariel

I know you posted this a while back but thanks! I just made a pair for my little one… $1!!! and with the bottoms I made Michael Jackson looking play cooking gloves. haha

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Ula

I make these all the time but instead of using knee-high socks I use regular women's socks. What I do is after cutting off the foot of the sock, I cut off the toes and the ankle part, fold wrong sides together to create a cuff. I place the sock inside the cuff so all the cut edges are together, sew it up, turn the cuff out and voila! it adds an extra inch or so to the regular sized socks if you can't find any knee highs.

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