DIY 5-Minute Toddler Legwarmers

So we shared Stevee’s DIY for Baby Legwarmers from a pair of socks and I was jealous!  I wanted some for Scarlet, but she’s almost two and ladies socks would be too small.  So I was at Target recently and I found a pair of women’s thigh-high socks, yay!  It took literally less then five minutes to make these.  When I gave them to Scarlet this morning her eyes got all wide and she said “MOMMY!  PRETTY!” *pride*

Get the full DIY Toddler Legwarmer 5- minute tutorial after the jump…

5-minute Toddler Legwarmers

1.  Acquire one pair of over-the-knee-socks (or thigh-highs in this case…p.s.  who wears thigh-high socks?  strippers? anyway…)

2.  Cut off the feet.

3.  Serge around the cut edge if you have a serger, if not, sew with a zig zag stitch.

4.  Fold that edge under and sew around the hem in coordinating thread (umm, i used orange thread on my pink socks because i was too lazy to change the thread from the Strap Cover i made last).





My 5 year old boy actually likes to wear these on cold days under his pants. A skull print passes nicely for a pretend pirate. Now I will be on the lookout for cute socks to convert for gifts! So excited! The designer ones are like $15 a piece! I could buy several pairs of socks for that price. And super quick to boot.


I was wondering about making some for my 3 & 4 year olds when you put the initial tutorial on for the baby legwarmers. Unfortunately, I knew they'd be too small….didn't even consider over the knee or thigh high socks. Thanks for the idea!!


That serging the edge of the cut off sock idea is great – total win/win situation there. I *heart* new socks. That's it, I think I'm making a trek to Target today. HA!


I just used this tutorial to make a gift for a friend's baby's 1st bday party today. I did 2 coordinating pairs of leg warmers (from a set of socks from Target) and also your newest flower hair clip tutorial w/ coordinating fabric/paper scrapbooking flower/button. I only took a pic of them after I had wrapped all of it up with ribbon for the party. Woops. Thanks for this! I think I wiped out both of my Target stores on knee high/thigh high socks. haha!


I just made these today and it was so easy, even for someone like me, who is really new to sewing. I can't wait for my daughter to wear these – it makes having her wear dresses during the winter an actual possibility.



who wears thigh high socks? everyone in portland, oregon! they're *awesome*! i recommend in case you can't find thigh highs locally.

thanks for sharing your projects!


I TOTALLY just used this to make "arm socks" for myself! So excited! The thigh high socks are perfect for armpit to wrist!

Doodle On Yoo

I love thigh highs in winter! They are more comfortable than pantyhose. 🙂 Target sells wonderful cable-knit styles that are fantastic in cold weather. I am going to have to try these! My 18m LOVES wearing them, with a tutu. 🙂

not a stripper

I love thigh high socks and I’m not a stripper. I’ve got a thing for socks so I have all kinds in crazy styles and patterns. These are super cute though!


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