Monday, October 3, 2011

Making baby legs

 Do you LOVE those cute baby legs but dont like the idea of shelling out $12 big ones for each pair?
I decided to try my hand at making my own pair and discovered a dual frugality!

I chose a knee high pair of socks for a longer fit on the giant baby. 
First cut the sock portion off the socks. Leaving some room for stitching.

Then, roll 1/4 inch of the right side of the sock UNDER twice, creating an area to stitch on. I practiced with the sock portion first.

I used a zigzag stitch for a little more give, although I was finding that because of the knit fabric it was stretching too much and ruffling.  Not as cute on a boy ;)  So I switched to a strait stitch half way through. 

A pair of socks for myself! And a pair of baby legs for the baby! 

Here is the giant baby modeling his new socks.


MelissaH said...

So you don't use any elastic in the top, and these are adult knee highs? This is a great idea! I must try this out - now I just need a sewing machine... :-)

Adrienne said...

Very cute!!!

Raquel said...

This is a great idea! I have done this before, but I used the whole sock, so I didn't get anything out of the deal! this looks like it just might be the answer! I love babylegs!

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