Baby legs are becoming all the rage. Baby legs are even more popular among cloth diapering families, but everyone seems to enjoy using them! They’re cute. They’re adorable. They keep baby warm. They fit a large range of sizes. What’s not to love?
The price! Baby legs, when already made, can get expensive! Here’s how you can make your very own baby legs with just a few minutes and basic sewing skills! If you need further help, check out the photo tutorial!
Rotary Cutter or Scissors
Ruler (if using a rotary cutter)
Lay out the socks on top of each other and line them up the best you can. The better lined up they are, the more even your baby legs will be.
Using a ruler or other straight edge, cut the sock off right above the ankle. You’ll want to make sure the area you cut is far back enough that it’s straight and does not flare out towards the heel. It’s best to use a rotary cutter and ruler or straight edge and cut through both socks at once, however, you can use scissors; just take extra care to make sure both socks measurements are even.
Set the leg part of the sock you just cut aside. Keeping the pieces together if possible, lay out the foot portion of the socks, one on top of the other. In the center of the sock, cut a three inch strip, cutting off both the heels and the toes of the socks.
Fold the three inch strip (should be tube-like) into a cuff, with raw edges touching raw edges. Slip this cuff over the raw edge of the leg piece. Line up the raw edges and pin. There should be three raw edges. One from the leg piece and two from the cuff.
Sew slowly around this cuff, making sure to back stitch at both the beginning and the end. Turn the cuff up and trim away any threads.
Repeat steps four and five for the second sock. Your baby legs are not finished and ready to wear!