Make your Own Baby Legs

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!

Comments

  1. Love these! Super easy and adorable to boot. I’ll have to keep an eye on the dollar bins at Target for cute socks.
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  2. So that’s how you do that. I use to buy leggins for my daughter when she was a baby. I’ll need to break out the sewing machine, teach myself how to use it and make some for my son before he starts crawling. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Love this idea!! You’re so smart :)

  4. Those are so cute. Great way to re-use instead of tossing!
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  5. That is a very easy thing to do, isn’t it? Love the creativity
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  6. I tried to pin this but the images won’t show up and let me pin. :(

  7. Heather M says:

    To sew it easier, just put it on the machine normally and then sew the inside of the sock all the way around! It’s so much easier!!!

  8. Thanks for this post! I just got a sewing machine and I love baby legs and never thought to make my own, until now!
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  9. beth
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    awesome!! thanks so much for this- my momma & i tried to make our own leggins and they don’t work very well!! :( D they fall down and trip my poor little fella.. i am definitely going to have to try them with the ‘cuff’!! brilliant!! sooo cute.. and cheap!!

  10. Kelli A. says:

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial! I’m going to make a bunch of these for my daughter, what a great way to save money. :)

  11. Great tutorial. I never knew it was so easy to make them. I can’t wait to make my own. Now I am on the mission to find some socks on sale!

  12. Kris Garvey says:

    These are adorable and sound easy to make. Hoping my future second child will be a girl so I can make these!

  13. Those look fun to make!

  14. Jessica O says:

    What a good idea! Baby legs cost so much money and I bet I could find some socks to make my own at Goodwill or garage sales! Thank you!

  15. Thanks for this! Definitely way cheaper than buying brand name Baby Legs…and you more of an opportunity to let your baby wear a pattern that no one else has:) Also easier to make a pair to match with a specific outfit.

  16. Heather Burch says:

    Thanks for the awesome instructions!!!

  17. That looks super easy, I’ll have to try it! Thanks!
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  18. Sandy VanHoey
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    Well, I don’t sew at all and I’m hoping if I share this link with my niece she does and tries this for her baby girl

  19. Laura P says:

    Oh my goodness what a great idea! I’m definitely going to have to do this… and for sure, I need a sewing machine now :-)

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