DIY Baby Legs Part 1

diy baby legsOn 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.
DIY Baby Legs Part 1Then 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.

DIY Baby Legs Part 1Then 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.
DIY Baby Legs Part 1

Turn back inside out and…
Ta Da! Cu
baby legs ever for $2!

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  • Kristy
    May 17, 2010 at 4:54 AM

    I did the same thing this winter when I found a pair of 4T shiny gold tight that matched Lottie's Christmas dress. I was just heartbroken that they didn't come in a smaller size so I bought them anyway and made them into baby legs. I also have been known to use arm warmers from hot topic as super cool baby legs. This only works when they are little though, they get a little tight.

  • Stephanie
    May 21, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    What a great idea to get arm warmers from Hot Topic! I didn't even know they made such a thing. They probably wouldn't fit Penelope's chunky thighs, even these baby legs that I made were tight on her upper thighs.