On my week off from school, I got a bit crafty and made these super cute baby legs. I got the idea, where I get all my recent crafty ideas from, Prudent Baby.
I did mine a tad differently. For one, I don’t have a serger and two, I couldn’t figure out to sew the knit fabric without my stitches coming out like I was sewing drunk.
I ended up hand sewing the other three and they came out much cleaner. It took longer, but hand sewing ended up being an easy and relaxing thing to do while I pump.
I got knee high women’s socks from Target for a whopping $2 each! A new pair of baby legs would cost you about $12, not including tax or shipping, so it turned out to be a pretty awesome steal. You could do a toddler version of this by buying thigh high socks.
Here’s the lowdown:
First cut off the foot of the socks, right where the heal ends.
Then turn the socks inside out and take in the bottom sides a bit, where your baby’s ankles will be. You can skip this part if you want, but when I did on the first one they were too loose, and Penelope is not lacking in meat-on-her-ankles department.
Then turn the edges over and hem. You can serge the raw edges or use a zig zag, or so the website says. I have never done either. I had read that using pinking sheers will have the same effect, so that it what I am going to try next after my trip to Joanne Fabrics on Tuesday.
Turn back inside out and…
Ta Da! Cu
baby legs ever for $2!