tutorial: easy to make baby legs (from socks)


Sure it may be way past stocking-season… but I felt like I had to find someplace to hang the newest socks in the house. What are they?? Why they’re baby legs/leggings of course! In stores they sell them for $12+ … and are the perfect little addition to onesies that keep babies warm where you don’t need clumsy pants for diaper changes. At home, you can make them from normal crew/knee-high socks and some thread for around $1-$2/pair!  I made these three pairs from non-sale socks at Target for $6 and about 25 minutes of my time from start to finish.

do you like my baby legs.jpg by Chickpea..
[source: chickpea.]

So how exactly do you make baby legs? Well… there are lots of tutorials out on the web, but I figured I’d add to the madness and post a video that really shows what is going on rather than just a series of photos. :)  Watch below and you’ll see just how easy it is!




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  • Reply HamiHarri January 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Great tutorial :) I particulalry like how you flung the parts of the socks when you didn’t need them ;)

    Hmm…I now may have another sewing project to add to my To Dos!

  • Reply erin January 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Holy Moly-those are SO cool! My BFF is addicted to baby legs for her baby, and I SO need to learn how to use my sewing machine so I can make these for her STAT! (until then, it’s Circo Baby Legs from Target for $3!)

  • Reply Phoe January 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Baby Legs? WHO KNEW?

    (I don’t have kids, so I don’t know about these things. Obviously.)

    See, this is why I need to learn to sew. And maybe by the time I have babies, I will.


  • Reply EP January 13, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Nice tutorial! They look so cute. But I would only put them on a girl. :) Maybe something to consider with this baby. If only I could sew! :)

  • Reply TikiBird January 13, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    That’s awesome! I was so addicted to Baby Legs. Now Henry wears his as arm warmers, so he can still wear his short-sleeved shirts when it’s a little cold. (And I can still look at the cute Baby Legs!) I loved all the stripey patterns the best, but the menfolk around here seemed to prefer his flame ones. LOL

  • Reply tali January 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

    SO SO AWESOME! I’ve been obsessed with babylegs forever and knew they’d be easy to make! Now you have me convinced and shopping for cheap socks this weekend :)

  • Reply Kristina October 28, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Well, thank you very much. On top of finishing the nursery, organizing my house, and all that general stuff to get ready for this baby in 6 weeks, I now have amazingly cute baby legs to sew up.

    (Seriously though, thanks for the tutorial – I love a good video tute over a photo tute anyday!)

  • Reply Kelley February 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. I included you in my post. I love these!!

    • Reply Kim February 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much for linking to the tutorial!

  • Reply alika December 16, 2012 at 2:36 am

    Looking for a from scratch tutorial? What if you don’t have a knee high socks or want a specific color?

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