Wednesday, April 11, 2012

DIY Sew Baby Legs

I'm a little late to jump on the baby legs bandwagon. I didn't really understand the point unless you had a girl who wore dresses or were a SAHM who needed something quick to dress your baby in. But since so many people were raving about them, I decided to give them a try. Luckily, it was a really quick project so it took less than 10 minutes to make a pair!

I found a pair of knee-high socks in some boyish colors.

Then I cut each sock on both sides of the heel. The top section will be for the baby legs and the bottom part will be for the cuff.

On the bottom section, I cut off the toes to end up with a short tube for the cuff. (You can throw away the heel and toe sections.)

Using the small tubes for the cuffs, I turned them inside out and then sewed a straight line down one side about 1/4 inch from the edge.

Then I folded each one in half.

With right sides together, I placed each folded cuff on top of the unfinished edge of the baby legs.
A few pins held the pieces in place.

It was bit of a challenge, but I was able to stretch it enough to sew around the cuff.

The baby legs are turned right side out and they're ready to go!

You can also cut the baby legs shorter before you put them together if they're too long for your baby, but I just left mine long. Long legs run in the family so I'm sure these won't be bunchy for long!

Thumbs up from Connor!


  1. super cute!! :) :) :) i love them- and great colors for a boy! i just wish my girl could still fit in them but they now get too tight on her thighs.

  2. Love those! I think even I could do that!

  3. Great tutorial. I need to try this for my 6 month old.

  4. I love Baby Legs! I wish we had thought of that when mine were little. Great tutorial. Connor is so cute! What a sweet little smile he has.

  5. Perhaps the only thing cuter than a cute baby is a cute baby in stripey leggings! Great tutorial! Hmmm...wonder if I can still talk my 7-year old in to wearing a pair?


  6. These are perfect! Wish I'd thought of this while my babies were teeny-tiny! The perfect solution for chilly air. Great work! =)
    Kristina J.

  7. OMGosh that is too stinking cute! You rock mom!

  8. AW, this is so cute!!! i love the idea!! :)

    love K

  9. Hi Lisa
    super cute!! following you *.*
    I have tagged you for 'Versatile Blog
    pls chek -

  10. You make everything look so so easy!! Connor is adorable :)


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