Baby Leg Warmers Tutorial

So I've seen a lot of interest in making your own baby leg warmers! I find it completely ridiculous that some sites are selling them for $20 a pop. I know some of them are very fancy but honestly, my boys crawl and get these things nasty. I'm not paying a butt load of cash for something that's covered in drool, crap from my floor, and anything else they manage to get on them.

So, I looked around on line and found out they CAN be made by you. All you need is a sewing machine, scissors, and like 10 minutes. Once you get going these are so fast and easy to make you MAY get addicted.

I've been using women's knee socks with different designs. I like these because of the long length. It's good for babies with longer legs and they look cute all bunched up. I've also found that men's dress socks work too (for those of us with boys.) There aren't a lot of options for boy leg warmers that don't involve camo. I'm sorry, but I am NOT a fan of cheap looking camouflage on little boys. 

Anyways. Here's how you make them! 

Step1: Women's knee socks:

Step 2: Cut each sock as follows:

Step 3: Discard the toe and heel pieces. What you have left will be this:

Step 4: Take the smaller piece and fold it in half in on itself so it looks like this:

Step 5: Put the piece you just folded around the bottom of the long part of the sock. It will look like this:

all three of the rough, cut edges will be lined up together:

Step 6: While keeping the edges lined up, carefully sew these three pieces together around the inside:

I didn't use the same color thread so you can see. Actually, it doesn't really matter anyways because it's on the inside:

Step 7: Fold the cuff down.

Step 8: Repeat with the other side.

And that's it! I did all these pairs for the boys during their nap time:

Check it:
Isn't Isaiah such a good little girl's leg model?  He's got mama's thighs.

Toes taste so good!


  1. Thanks so much this is fantastic! I will be making some of these for my son for sure. I found your blog recently and love it. Such a cute family!

  2. Going to target TOMORROW for women's knee socks! I MUST MAKE THESE!! Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Wow I didn't know it was that simple! So going and getting so socks. I've been wanting legwarmers for my little girl for the longest but they are so expensive. I'll have to improvise and hand sew them since I don't have a sewing me machine lol.

    The Sweetest Life

  4. I was literally about to throw away a few old pairs of womens knee high socks that had never fit but have been in my dresser for years... Now, I'm deff gonna make some of these! Do u think tall toe socks would work too? I'm gonna try! Lol

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