Baby leg warmers are such a great invention. They cover that little bit of leg between trouser and sock, They protect little knees when babies are learning to crawl, and for those of you practicing 'elimination communication', they provide perfect leg coverage for trouser-less babies and small people!
We used baby leg warmers all the time with our daughter, and here is a cheap and easy way to turn old holey socks into fabulous leg warmers!
WHAT YOU NEED:
A pair of old slightly longer socks (preferably with a cute or funky pattern or stripe)
A second pair of old socks
WHAT TO DO:
-Take your longer pair of socks and cut off the feet. Lay the first one over the second one, so you can cut exactly the same height.
-Now take your shorter sock and cut the elasticated cuff off, with approximately 1cm of sock still attached.
-Turn your first cuff inside out and pin, upside down, to the raw end of your longer sock.
-Do the same with the other cuff and sock.
-Now sew using a straight stitch, but gently stretch while you are sewing , so the cuff is not too tight. Use a stretch stitch if your sewing machine has one.
TIP: Use the edge of the cuff as a guideline to sew along.
-Zig zag stitch the seams, and trim excess seam away. Remember to gently stretch while sewing.
-Turn the leg warmer the right way round, and repeat with the other one.
Et voila! A gorgeous new pair of baby legwarmers, that cost you nothing but the price of the thread and a bit of time and love!
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