I’m about to spend the rest of the day cooking up a storm. Â Tomorrow night we are attending a Chili, Curry and Bunco Contest. Â As my hubby is the curry judge I need to make sure that I have my recipe finished and well hidden before he gets home tonight. Â This is serious stuff! Â They’ll even make sure to put it in a different container so he for sure doesn’t know it’s mine! Â I’ll make sure to post the recipe after the contest, but until then, thought I’d share my tips for making home-made leg warmers for the kids! Â SO much less expensive than buying them at $15 a pop!
What you’ll need:
1 pair of ladies knee-high socks (or use crew socks for infant size leg warmers) I buy mine at the dollar store!
a needle or a sewing machine (these are easy enough to make by hand, knock yourself out!)
pins if desired
What you do with the stuff:
1- Â Cut the toe off the sock, then cut the heel off the sock. Â This will leave you with 2 straight rectangle tubes.
2- Take the foot tube of the sock and cut in down the length. Â Pin inside out and sew 3/4 inch seam on cut edge, trim. Â Remember to stretch the material as you sew it so it will not pucker.Â Â Fold in half lengthwise so it is right side out all around.
3- Â Turn the calf tube of the sock inside out. Â Pin the sewn foot tube into the middle of the calf tube. Â Pin evenly in place. Â Sew around through all 3 raw edges with 1/2 inch seam at least 2 times. Â Remember to stretch the material as you sew it so it will not pucker. Â You can finish raw edge with zigzag stitch or surger if you wish, but I leave it. Â Turn right side out. Â Voila!
Here’s Poppet rockin’ her new warmers on top of tights on a recent shopping trip.
And here’s a pic of her in a pair made with crew socks rather than knee highs. Â She is not climbing up, that is her “I’m watching cartoons” pose!
If you wish to make these for older kids, just use men’s knee-high socks. Â Enjoy!
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