Have you ever seen a super cute pair of knee high socks on the shelf and thought to yourself “those would make some SUPER cute leg warmers”. Well I’m going to show you how to make your own Baby Legs.
All you need is a pair of scissors, a basic sewing machine and some cute socks!
I promise that these are super easy and even a beginner can do it!
You’ll want to start by deconstructing your sock.
Cut the foot off just above the heel so that you have a straight tube of fabric, then cut about a 3 inch section out of the middle of the foot. You will discard the heel and the toe.
This next step is optional.
If you want a slightly tighter ankle cuff you will want to cut about 1/2 inch off of the “foot” part of your sock.
Turn the right sides together and sew the edges so that you now have a tube that is slightly smaller in circumference than your sock.
Fold the small cuff in half so that the “right” sides of the fabric are out.
Stretch the smaller cuff over the large sock tube so that the rough ends are lined up.
If your sewing machine has a free arm swing you will now want to stretch the sock around the “arm” of the sewing machine and line it up so that the edges are all together and will be hit by your needle when you sew around it.
Be sure to keep all of your edges lined up and that they do not curl. If you don’t have a free arm on your machine or you just don’t want to use it, you can always just slowly hold the seam and sew around it.
Cut off any excess fabric from where you just sewed your edges together.
Turn the cuff down and you now have your very own “baby legs”.
Note that your bottom cuff will be a little stretched out until you have washed it as it was just stretched around your sewing machine!