Friday, April 3, 2009

Baby Leggings Tutorial

Say goodbye to cold legs and red little knees while looking very hip.

Use any pair of new or used men's crew sock to knee high sock or women's knee high sock. The sock used in the tutorial is a brand new pair of women’s knee high socks (prewashed before being used in this project).

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Step 1.  Separate the leg of the sock from the foot. I used my rotary cutter for this but you could easily use a pair of scissors.

DSC_6573-1 Place the ruler right where the heel ends on the sock and make a straight cut across the sock. Now you have separated the foot from the leg of your sock.DSC_6576-1

Step 2. Cut the heel and toe section off of the foot of the sock. Place your ruler or make your cut right before the heel starts to form.

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Next cut off the toe of the sock. Align or cut so that you will have a straight edge leaving the mid section of the foot, it should be in the shape of a rectangle.

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You should have two pieces that look like thisDSC_6586-1

Step 3. Make the bottom cuff

Fold the foot fabric (little rectangle) in half so that the right side of the fabric is on the outside.DSC_6599-1 with writing

Turn the leg part of the sock inside out. Insert cuff into the leg of the sock, placing the cuff fold side first.

DSC_6600-1 Make sure to match up the raw edges. Now pin in place. I used a lot of pins so that I would not have to worry about the fabrics stretching.DSC_6601-1

Now stitch all the way around the cuff with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, back stitching at the beginning and end of the cuff for extra durability. I used a medium width zig-zag stitch to allow for extra stretch.

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Now trim the seam allowance to 1/4of an inch.

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It should look something like this.DSC_6608-1

Step 4. Turn our legging right side out.DSC_6609-1 you should have a beautiful cuff on the bottom of your new baby legging

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Step 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for second leg.

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Step 6. Find an adorable baby to try them out on!DSC_7189-1

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Looks so cute I love them. And the baby model is just perfect

Sheila said...

Great job Liz. I love the picture of Colin wearing them sooooooooooo cute.

LaDonna said...

What a great idea, model looks good

julesinseach said...

These are AWESOME!!! I only had Eben 4 1/2 years ago, but I don't remember ANYTHING like these in the stores when he was crawling. I guess a lot changes in a short time.
Great tutorial. He's so cute!

Terri said...

Holy cow that is a great idea, These were 10 dollars a pair at the store. I don't need them anymore but if I have another you bet I am trying this way. What a great idea thank you for sharing.

SandyQuilts said...

WOW thank you thank you. Finally a tutorial that I can understand. thanks again