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Sometimes you know exactly what you want and you have a terrible time finding it. I knew when I was putting together an October wardrobe for Little Miss that we were going to need to do something to keep her little legs warm and as cute as they are she needed more than just one pair of pumpkin tights. I found cute black/orange chevron leg warmers on a couple different sites but I was late to the game and they were sold out, SO I came up with a game plan. I’ve been wanting to try to make my own leg warmers for a while and this was just the kick I needed.
I had these socks, for a really long time now (as you can probably tell by the near hole at the heel).
Since they almost have a hole in the heel I figured these would be a good trial pair. I laid the socks out nice and flat and on this pair I was able to use the lines to cut the sock apart like so:
I cut the heel and toe off.
Next I took the part of the sock, between the heel and the toe and folded it in half, wrong sides together (tube style).
Then I took the long sock and slid it into the folded foot part of the sock. Line up the raw edges, I used lots of pins to hold it all into place.
Using a stretch stitch (or a serger, or a zigzag stitch) attach the 3 layers together, attaching the new *cuff* to the leg of the sock.
Here you go!! Finished leg warmers! They really take about 15 minutes from start to finish and the result is awesome.
I just think they’re so cute. Especially peeking out the top of her boots. What’s great, really great, is that since they’re adult socks they can be pulled up and are basically a full pair of tights on her, also, just by flipping them you get a different top look. So fun (and incredibly inexpensive!)
Lately she is loving posing for pictures, it is pretty fun. You should make a pair and then come tell me how easy it was.
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