with cooler weather quickly approaching, i decided to get bear some baby leggings. after looking around a bit (and realizing how pricey they are), i thought, 'hey, i bet i can make those!'. after a little research online, i decided to try my hand at making a few pairs (ok, several pairs). i couldn't be happier with the results! they're easy to make, stay on great and keep my little man's legs warm. (they're especially nice for cloth diapering when pants looks big and bulky over the diaper!)
sidenote: they also work great as arm warmers for adults!
you can imagine how elated i was to find these woodsy socks in the men's section at target (i think i let out a squeal). aren't they great?!
and of course, i couldn't resist these. :)
step 1: gather your supplies. you'll need a pair of mens socks or women's knee high socks, a pair of scissors and a sewing machine with thread.
step 2: cut the straight sections out from the sock (refer to the diagram). you'll keep the two long sections and discard the heel and toe.
step 3: to make the cuff, cut about 1/2" off from the length of the 2nd straight section.
step 4: turn this section right sides together and stitch along the side.
step 5: turn the two cuffs right sides out.
step 6: fold these two sections inside themselves (they should be right sides out all around now).
step 7: turn the top of the sock inside out. insert the cuff into the bottom of the sock.
step 8: push the cuffs all the way in so all the raw edges are lined up.
step 9: place the 3 layers of raw edges under your sewing foot and beging to stitch.
step 10: continue sewing until you've completed the circle.
step 11: now turn the sock right sides out.
step 12: marvel at your new baby legs!
as you can see, i made several pairs. the ones above are all made from men's socks (found at target) and are great for the newborn - 6 month old baby.
these are all made from women's knee high socks and will be great for an older baby, say 6-18 months. they also work great as arm warmers for momma!
as you can see, bear loves them! :)