Thursday, October 16, 2008

DIY BabyLegs

I love love
love babylegs (especially for babywearing and EC purposes)... unfortunately I am simply too cheap to spend $12.00 per pair for something that I was sure I could make its always nice to be doing something new. I found a great DIY post and had fun with a pair $2.00 walmart socks...actually I bought quite a few pairs...can't wait to get them all finished. This was fun and SUPER
easy...even for a beginning sewer.

STEP 1: Cut the heel and toe of the sock off.

STEP 2: Measure out 2.5inches and cut the remaining fabric.

STEP 3: Turn the knit inside out so that the wrong side is showing.

STEP 4: zig zag stitch the longest "raw edge" of the knit.

STEP 5: Trim the narrow "raw edges" of the sewn piece to make them even.

STEP 6: Turn the sewn piece right side out half you have your cuff! Stuff the tube portion of the sock (right side showing) into the cuff so that 3 raw edges stick out the bottom.
(I was like HUH??? When I first saw this... it does workout in the end.)

STEP 7: Using a straight stitch sew all three raw edges together.

(tip: stretch the fabric slightly as you sew that will create a nice gather)

TIP: The DIY site recommends that you zig zag stitch the raw edges to create a serged finish if you don't have a serger.

FINAL: Flip cuff down and WHALA...DIY can see the right one was my first...I got the hang of it with my second one.


Danielle said...

I ased my hubs for a sewing machine for x-mas. I have no idea how to sew but I want to learn. Those baby legs look awesome.

nicóle said...

I'm going to try this. My sewing machine is REALLY basic, and pretty finicky sometimes - thread breaking, etc.

However I was at the "new" Target today and they had a bunch of socks on clearance (great fall colors to BTW...) So I bought some and I can't wait to give it a go.

I am going to have to re-read this post like a million times though.

nicóle said...

Made them last night! They came out pretty good to!

I've linked back to your instructions in both of my blogs...