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MatteasMama
« on: November 13, 2007 12:56:53 PM »

I just posted this on the general discussion board to help someone out but I figured I'd post it here too....

Ok prepare yourself for the most ghetto tutorial ever...lol! Please excuse my nasty carpet, I have a 10 month old...

First take the sock and cut off the end like so:


Then, cut off the heel part of the sock and the toe part and discard of the ends:



Then, take the middle part that is left, and fold it into a makeshift cuff:


Sew the raw edges together:


I use a serger for this part just because it's easier and they are more durable but you could get away with a zig zag stitch)

And viola!


here they are in action!




And some more that I've made:







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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007 01:00:29 PM »

That is a great idea!  Your baby is all rocked out now!  Lucky girl!
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007 01:00:56 PM »

ingenious. seriously.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007 01:09:01 PM »

Did you start with adult sized socks? BTW, you have a rulllly cute lil one.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007 01:21:25 PM »

Did you start with adult sized socks? BTW, you have a rulllly cute lil one.
Yeah I used adult womens socks...

and thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007 01:34:45 PM »

I love the skull socks. I learned how to those a few years ago on TBW.
I think they are wonderful for winter.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007 03:02:55 PM »

sooooooooooooooo cute  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007 03:33:20 PM »

Really cute!  I have been looking for leg warmers for my daughter and now I will try these.  Great tut, by the way!
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007 07:27:39 PM »

sweet! where'd ya get those cute socks?
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2007 07:42:30 AM »

Thank you so much for the tutorial!! I can't wait to make my own!
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2007 08:56:42 AM »

I love the skull ones with the purple bow in its hair Smiley  I just made some black skull ones for my dd too. 

Just a little tip for those interested, I cut about 1/2 inch off the cuff part on one of the long sides and then sew that together for a seam before folding it into the cuff and then sewing it onto the leg.  I think it makes a tighter fit and keeps things in place well.  You have to stretch the leg part a bit more to make it even out, but I like the gathered look it creates.

Great job!
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MatteasMama
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2007 11:29:07 AM »

sweet! where'd ya get those cute socks?
I got them at KOHLS....they had an awesome sale on them (50 % off) and I went a little nuts...lol! I'm glad I got so many though because they've discontinued the line!
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2007 12:43:00 PM »

those are really cute!
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007 08:26:35 PM »

hahaha i am so going to make some of those for my lil one
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2007 10:39:10 PM »

Yes, thanks for the tutorial!  Grin  I live in Wisconsin, so I NEED to make some of those for my 15 month old daughter.
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2007 10:39:05 AM »

I do the same thing snitker79 does. It works great.
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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2007 09:50:57 AM »

I love this idea...what a great way to recycle!
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2007 09:06:59 PM »

yesterday i spent 12.50 for a pair of baby leg warmers called
baby legs..

damnit!!!  Undecided

thanks for the tute, seems like someones always pregnant. these are a great gift idea!
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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2007 11:16:31 AM »

*smacks hand to forehead*
I've been trying to neaten up the non-cuffed edges of these things for AGES, and it never once dawned on me to use the part from the foot the way you did- thank you SO much!! 
Also, thank you to snitker79 for the tightening tip- been having trouble with that as well. 
thank you thank you thank you!
 
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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2007 10:41:08 AM »

Aww, your baby looks so cute with her little leg warmers!  These are awesome.   Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2007 05:53:11 PM »

Thanks soooo much! I've already made a couple of pairs! The dollar store by my house had a GREAT selection of super cute socks!!! Perfect pattern and just in time for Christmas!!

THANKS!
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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2007 06:55:18 PM »

I just made some of these for my three year old!  Sooooooooo easy to do and now she can wear her super cute skirts when it's cold out!  Thanks so much for the tut!!
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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2007 10:11:27 PM »

i made my little boy some this afternoon...took me all of 6 minutes. they are adorable! thanks for the tute! my son did not want his photo taken, but here is one i managed to sneak in anyways Tongue the tops of the sock are like a cream or beige colour...his shorts were in the way!



(i just realized you couldn't really see the print very well so here is one more of him crawling away from me)
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2007 07:02:08 AM »

Here's the pair that I made for my daughter!  I really need to make some more because she's just started potty training and it makes it easier for her if she has an emergency because she doesn't have to worry about struggling to unbutton a pair of pants! 

And a close up...
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2007 03:16:51 PM »

It's so cool to see people making stuff with my tut! (can you tell this is my first one? Lol!) So cute!

I call mine "sausage casings" because Mattea has really chubby little legs :p

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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2007 11:13:48 AM »

Thanks for the tute!  I made these for Andrew from Dollar store socks!  That took, like, 5 minutes!
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« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2007 11:55:31 AM »

I have been looking for for a baby legs pattern for so long.  This is just perfect!  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2007 09:13:16 AM »

i have wanted some of these for so long,  i didnt want to buy them, but couldnt decide how to make the bottom seam.  thanks for the tute , i know a little man whos getting leg warmers for christmas , whether he wants them or not !
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« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2007 10:08:04 AM »

i have two more pairs cut up and ready to sew!
a smaller pair for my nephew, who's 2 months old, for christmas and a pair for my son out of men's dress socks.
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« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2008 08:58:19 AM »

I made two pairs for my nieces- I only got a pic of one.  They loved them!  They are Menenite and wear dresses all year round.  I'm sure these are going to come in handy now that it's in the single digits here in Michigan.  Thanks again for the tut!  I'm sure I'll be making more soon.
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« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2012 08:08:05 PM »

OMG! I did a search for baby girl ideas for a gift I want to make.  The baby is due in about 2 months and by this winter these will be perfect for her!!  I adore this idea!  Thank you so very much for sharing and great job!!
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