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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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.


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

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

    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!

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

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

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


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