Poofy Cheeks: $5 and 15 Minutes–Baby Leg Warmers Tutorial

September 8, 2013

$5 and 15 Minutes–Baby Leg Warmers Tutorial

Today I have an easy leg warmer tutorial for you. When I was pregnant with Delilah I made a few pair of leg warmers and I love how cute they are on her. Now that she is crawling and we have all tile floors I put them on her a lot. They protect her little knees better than a thin pair of pants and keep her legs warm from the cold tile. With Halloween right around the corner I wanted to make her some to match the Halloween onesies I’m making for her.

Baby Leg Warmer Tutorial #sewing #baby

In order to make these you will need the following supplies:

  • Women’s knee high socks
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Sewing Pins
  • Sewing Machine

Turn socks into baby leg warmers #baby

This process takes no more than 15 minutes – it really is one of those instant result DIYs which are my favorite kind! The first thing you need to do layer the two socks on top of one another so you are cutting them in the exact same spots. Use your rotary cutter or scissors and make three cuts – one right before the ankle and heal (before where the sock curves), one after the ankle and heal curve, and one right before the toes.

Turn socks into baby leg warmers #baby

You can discard the ankle and toe parts of the sock and should be left with two long and two short pieces.

Turn socks into baby leg warmers #baby

Take the two short pieces of the sock and fold them in so that the two wrong sides are touching and the raw edges are aligned. They will become the bottom cuffs. Then take the long piece and sandwich it in between so the raw edges of the long part and the now short, folded piece are aligned. (See next three pictures to get an idea of what I am talking about.)

Sew baby legs from socks

Sew baby legs from socks

Sew baby legs from socks

Pin the pieces together all the way around the sock so they won’t slide around when your sewing them. Take the baby legs over to your sewing machine and sew along the raw edges.

Sew baby legs from socks

Now the cuffs are sewn to the leg and you don’t need to finish the edges because the knit fabric won’t fray. Just fold over the cuff and you are done!

Baby Leg Warmer Sewing Tutorial

Baby Leg Warmer Sewing Tutorial

Baby Leg Warmer Sewing Tutorial

I have a few more pairs to go but doesn’t she look so cute in her girl ghost onesie and leg warmers!? You can find he girl ghost onesie and other Halloween onesies in my ETSY shop.

Tutorial: Baby Leg Warmers #sewing #easy #beginner

Tutorial: Baby Leg Warmers #sewing #easy #beginner

Enjoy,

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1 comment:

  1. Help my sewing machine is just eating up my raw edges
    .What do you suggest?

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