Monday, March 25, 2013

How to Make Baby Leg Warmers

DIY Baby Leg Warmers on PBJstories
I don’t sew.  It scares me.  I’d rather handle a circular saw than a sewing machine.  But I sucked it up to try my hand at this Baby To Do I’ve wanted to make for Baby Kenzie. 

I have some adorable headbands, diaper covers, tutu’s and tights to be sported by her, but I haven’t found any leg warmers that fit her tiny size yet.  So I figured I could make my own and the easiest way too!

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I bought these size 4 toddler socks that were on clearance – they were like $2 for both pairs!  Using fabric scissors I cut off the foot part of the sock.  I cut straight across just above the heel.

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Then I flipped the longer tube piece inside out, and folded down the cut edge down so that I could sew a hem along this side.

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I just did a straight, even tension stitch all the way around the edge.   Because it’s tube shaped just be sure you’re taking your time and not sewing the opposite side.

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Originally I was going to just stop here and have them be SUPER easy!  But I wanted to add one more simple touch and grabbed some Martha Stewart lace ribbon I had on hand.

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I cut a piece of ribbon the length of around the hemmed edge and pinned it in place so it was easier to sew.

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That’s it! Once that was attached just flip it right side and you’re all done and your baby will have warm – and adorable – dressed legs!

Easy baby leg warmers with lace on PBJstories

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Not only are they super cute, but they’re really practical!  Instead of constantly having to take on and off little baby pants for every diaper change, I have free access to the onesie for quick and easy changes, but her legs stay warm.
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7 comments :

  1. LOVE THEM! Soooo making these.
    great job!

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  2. Using stretch lace would make them grow WITH her. Something to ponder if you make more. :) She's darling!

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    1. I actually did use stretch lace, I didn't even think of including that detail, I'm gonna up date the post - thank you!

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  3. So cute...and what a beautiful model!! :)

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  4. Great idea! And your bundle of joy is the perfect model!

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    1. Thank you!!! Can't wait until she's crawling around and will have them to protect her lil knees!

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