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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

How to Make Leg warmers and Baby Legs GIVEAWAY!!

A lot of you have made comments about my little bummy wearing those yummy little legwarmers. Since I always buy mine and my sewing skills aren't the best I went to my wonderful friend and neighbor over at That honey Do list, Toni, for help! She was up to the challenge in teaching me how to make them. So here goes, oh and stay tuned towards the end because I will be giving away a pair of Brand NEW organic Baby Legs,not made by me of course.lol

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make these little guys,however, for an incredible sewing novice like me it was a little more time consuming than I expected. Considering we only had 4 of our 6 combined kids present(Princess Gigi and the Lo were out with grandpa and grandama) it actually went quicker than I expected. If we would have stopped talking long enough to focus we would have even been done quicker.lol

First we start off with a pair of knee high socks I got a 3 pack at Walmart for 5.67



Next we mark out the foot part that will get cut off.*and yes that is sidewalk chalk we used,that's how us mama's roll.

You can see the line where you need to cut(kind of like an ankle sock)



Next you cut :) (I really need a manicure!)




So the "foot end" ends up looking like this



What I didn't show was get what you cut off and cut the toe out so that it's almost a tube (the actual foot part) then cut down the middle so it almost looks like a square leaving the leg part to the side.)


Now sew the(foot) part together so to "tighten"the fit a bit"


Like this :)(still working on the "foot part")

You will have to turn it into a half and pin it into the sock tube(I just realized we didn't take a picture of that!)Stick the long section of the sock inside your newly created tube and pin it together.



Sew around what you pinned (this will be the inside seam of the top part of the legwarmer) I used a straight stitch first and then a zigzag, My machine was in shock because I hadn't ever turned the knob to a different stitch than strait.lol Make sure when stitching you stretch it as much as possible so that it goes on even
Here's a close up of the stitching as you can see it's terrible.lol But it works. I actually had to go over it twice because one of my sides came out.


This is the sewn piece flipped inside out

Here it is when you put it right side up.


And All done!!Finished product -Not Bad for my first time at the Rodeo :)


TADA! Happy Warm Baby! + Easy Diaper changes :)

Now for the giveaway
You can win these super cute Organic Baby Legs for your little one :) Here are the ways to win!





19 comments:

andrea said...

God bless you for being able to do that....

RuralMama said...

Thanks for stopping by Rural Mama's Sandbox! I love making my own baby leg warmers too, thanks for the lovely tutorial!

ConservamomE said...

Thanks!! :)

Tasha Bowers said...

Love BabyLegs!!

Linda said...

I love Baby Legs! Great job making them yourself!

Jenn said...

Hey! Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment! :) Just read your "about me" section and whoa! Fifteen siblings!! Your mom has a HUGE family! :) I am Catholic as well and pregnant with Number 2. People think we are CRAZY since my son only just turned one, but I just smile and say that I'll take however many I can get. lol Looking forward to reading more of your blog! :)

Jenn @
www.lifewiththelieutenant.blogspot.com

PS. My husband is DYING to live in the Midwest. One day. After the Army. Maybe. LOL Do you like it there?

PPS. Sorry this has nothing whatsoever to do with your post, but I tried using your email button and it kept telling me there was an error!

Anne Sweden said...

Great idea! I like quick and easy sewing projects. Anne

Elizabeth K. said...

Just another reason to wish I had a tiny baby again!!

Tisha said...

*hint* use elastic thread, we had some homemade ones and the seams ripped once DS got chunkier :)

Tonya H said...

You done a great job! I found you through Bloggy Moms and entered your giveaway.

http://bringinguphopkins.blogspot.com/

Katie H said...

Baby Legs are seriously addictive, lol!

Rajee said...

love ur sewing projects

sherry said...

great idea!! thanks

Jeannie Freed said...

Great Job Elia! I love to sew babylegs too :) Love the blog, i will keep reading for sure!

Jamie said...

I LOVE baby legs!! Thanks for joining in Make Yourself Monday!!

Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

melanie said...

I love leg warmers. They are the perfect accessories to cloth diapers. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deanna said...

so clever award goes to...YOU
xoxoxo

Kimberly said...

This is so clever! Thanks for the fun project!!

Anna said...

So cool how you can repurpose other items!

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