Lucky Legs: How to Make Baby Leg Warmers

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers by Craft Quickies

Let me be completely honest with you: I have some issues with baby leg warmers.  I just prefer tights.  For one thing, I like a clean look, so I prefer no breaks from toe to belly when I’m looking at a baby’s outfit.  The other issue I have is that I am always cold.  I have always layered up and tried my darndest to never let cold air dance across my skin.  My mom used to tease me for tucking my pajama pants into my socks at night.  But I wanted to keep my ankles warm!  So, as you can imagine, looking at any exposed skin between leg warmer and diaper cover on a baby makes me shiver.  I like to err on the side of overbundling my babies.

Except here’s the thing: tights are so dang expensive.  And they don’t usually come in wild holiday pattern.  But you know what does?  $3 women’s knee high socks at Walmart.  And that, my friends, is what convinced me to move to the dark side and make Princess Jade a pair of leg warmers.

I was astonished at how simple this process was when my friend Stephanie showed me some that she had made, and so I am going to teach you how to make some today.  Don’t waste your money on ridiculously overpriced leg warmers at a boutique!  Buy some women’s knee high socks and let’s get to work!

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies1 Start by buying some fun trouser and/or knee high socks.  They can be wild or they can be tame.  That is up to you.

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies2 Get ready to cut.  You are going to use part of the sock’s “foot” for the band of your leg warmers.  You will see what I mean.

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies3 Cut off the “foot” of your leg warmer.  Make sure it’s a straight line!  You could use a ruler.  I just “eyeballed” it.

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies4 Now cut the heel and the toe off of your sock and save the center part, as shown above.  Once again, strive for straight lines.

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies5 Now fold the center of your sock “foot” in half so that you have a clean fold on one side and the rough sides are together, as shown above.

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies6 Put the tube you just folded around the main sock, lining up the rough edges of the small folded tube and the main sock.

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies7 Pin the tube in place in preparation for sewing.

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies8 Slowly sew the two sock pieces together.  Be sure to backstitch!

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies9 Now your round ends are connected, as shown above.  Remove the pins.  YOU ARE DONE!  For real.

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies10 Push the rough ends in and you will see what I mean.  You really are DONE!

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies12 Voila!  You could whip out a ton of these babies in an hour!  They would make fabulous cheap, personal baby shower gifts, don’t you think?!

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies14 Hey, ruffle butt booty skirt—-I LOVE YOU!

Lucky Legs - How to Make Baby Legwarmers from Craft Quickies13 She is too precious for words.  Like her Lucky Charm Hair Bow?  Check out the tutorial!

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Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah is the scattered creative mind behind Bombshell Bling. A former elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, she loves developing her creativity through her blog and her jewelry design business, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. Sarah is a lover of all things vintage, colorful, and BLING. She is also a sweets addict with a major obsession with s'mores.
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Comments

  1. heather elissa says

    Leg warmers are great for potty training so they can have something on there legs that doesn’t take time to remove.

  2. Molly says

    So cute! I just found some cheesy holiday socks at Dollar Tree and I’m so excited to make some for my little boy. I’m thinking plain white onesie + super chunky thighs + argyle leg warmers are going to make a very cute Christmas card!

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