OG won’t wear pants.
Or socks for that matter.
So how does one keep such a child warm?
A while back I found a tutorial (or two) floating around Pinterest for DIY baby legwarmers (like BabyLegs) and I thought they were super cute and functional (no need to take them off for diaper changes!) so I’ve been on the look out for discounted knee socks so I could make some.
I finally found these ones at Target (on clearance for $1.75 a pair) so I bought two pairs.
What you need:
- A pair of ladies knee socks
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine or needle
What you do:
Cut across the ankle of the socks just above the heel (this is going to be the legwarmer). Cut the heel and toe off of the bottom part so you just have what goes around the middle of your foot (this is going to be the bottom cuff).
Fold the tube from the bottom part of the sock in half (wrong side together) so it looks like this:
Put the tube over the cut end of the sock so that you have a tube that is 3 layers thick. Pin if you want but it’s not really necessary.
Sew around the tube. You don’t have to be perfect or even really good (but go for it if you want to).
Unfold the cuff. That’s it!
That’s two sets of legwarmers for $3.50.
This is a really fast and easy project too. From beginning to end it took me about a half hour (including taking pictures). AND you don’t have to be a great seamstress either. Since the legwarmers are going to be a bit bunched up you really don’t notice any imperfections.
It turns out OG doesn’t love to wear these either, BUT when she is okay with wearing them at least I dont have to wrestle her to get them back on after every diaper change (like I would with pants).
Have you made your own baby legwarmers before? What did you do differently?
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