Not to mention the retail therapy.
I keep looking at Baby Legs for my sweet baby-to-be. I'm thinking China in the winter, and it couldn't hurt to have another layer of warmth to slip on over leggings. And how adorable would they be under dresses?!
But one thing kept popping into my parsimonious head.
NO WAY am I spending $12 on those things!
Enter DIY Baby Legs my way. If you've been reading a while you know that I'm cheap and actually quite lazy. So these fit the bill... cheap and easy!
I ran into these!
Target knee socks for $1.99 and a huge variety of super fun colors and patterns!
$4 later I had myself two pairs and a project.
It took several online tutorials till I figured it out, but I really whipped out 4 of these, 2 pair, in about 30 minutes while Tess and Jude were eating lunch.
I only pass on the stuff that's worth while, y'all! If you can sew even a little bit, these are totally do-able!
So here are my instructions step by step.
Cut the heel out of the sock.
Continue the cut across the sock to cut it into 2 separate pieces.
(You may have to trim up your cut to make it straight across both sections.)
Cut off the toe. Again you may have to trim it up to make the cut straight across.
First, we're going to make the cuff for the bottom of the Baby Leg.
Take smaller, bottom section that had the toe on it, and cut the length...
...and it should look like this.
Fold in half (hamburger style) and pin right side together across longest edge.
Sew 1/4"-ish from the edge.
Looks like this when you have it sewn.
Turn inside out.
Fold cuff on top of itself, wrong sides together.
Slide cuff on outside of raw/cut edge of sock.
At this point you'll have 3 raw edges (two from the cuff and 1 for the long sock portion) all together...
...and pin in place all the way around.
Sew 1/4"-ish away from edge. Then turn cuff to bottom.
Tess was more than happy to model the finished product.
Goodness, I love those skinny little chicken legs of hers.
Pretty cute, hu?
I mean how stinkin' adorable is that for Valentine's day?
And only $1.99 apiece and 30 minutes of my time!