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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sock Sleeves and Leggings

I have five boys.  My baby has lots of hand-me-downs.  It happens.  Right now, he is fitting into my #4’s Summer clothes.  They aren’t working out too well for Winter.

My friend is having the same problem with her little girl.  Thanks to a couple of pairs of dollar store socks, I’ve come up with a cheap solution.

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These are both super easy, and the leggings are even no-sew!  Score!

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Start off with some cute knee high socks from the dollar store or some from your own stash.

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Cut off the feet.

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Take your raw edges and give them a good stretch.  This will create a nice, rolled edge.

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Ta-da!  You’re done!  These leggings can be worn with the rolled edge at the top or bottom of your baby’s legs.  It’s completely up to you.

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See how cute and warm?!  Now onto the sleeves.

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Take your socks and measure them with a long sleeved shirt that fits your baby.  Mark where the shoulder seam is.

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(socks without a heel will work much better for sleeves.)

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Cut along the line you just drew.

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Slide the sock into the sleeve.

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Pin the sock to the shoulder seam.  Stitch the sock into place and repeat with other sleeve.

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If you’re doing this for an older child with longer arms, just cut the feet of the socks off and stitch right to the bottom of the short sleeve.

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Fast, cheap, easy, cute and warm.  What more could you ask for?  Maybe a snuggle from your baby, or a full night’s sleep, but I can’t help you out with that.  Sorry!  :)

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Now you have a two inexpensive ways to Winterize your baby’s Summer wardrobe and keep your little cuties warm!

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  1. These came out great. They are like Baby Legs but a lot cheaper. Great idea! I am a new follower visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans. Vicky from Mess For Less

  2. I'm loving this blog and all of your cute ideas! What a great job you two are doing. Keep up the great work!

  3. This is absolutely FANTASTIC! What a great, thrifty (and CUTE!) idea! Totally stealing this for my little girl! : )

    Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    ~Abbie (

  4. i did something like from big socks to leggings.
    very creative! both turned out great with the kids


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