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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Easiest DIY Baby and Toddler Leggings in 10 Minutes

I am so excited about this project! This is seriously the easiest sewing project and so incredibly practical. We're talking about taking a pair of women's knee high socks, and turning them into baby/toddler leggings. Say what? No joke. How am I just now finding this out? The best part of this project is that socks come in so many different colors and can have some really fun patterns and designs. I got all of my socks at Target in the women's department. Most of them were on clearance for $1.75 (originally $2.50). The pair below was $4.00, but they are a nice knitted pair with the cute buttons! Alright, let's get started...
The EASIEST DIY Baby and Toddler Leggings in 10 Minutes
The EASIEST DIY Baby and Toddler Leggings in 10 Minutes
DIY Leggings paired with Freshly Picked Camo Moccasins
Supplies Needed:
-Pair of adult size knee high socks (could use kid knee high socks for baby leggings)
-3/4" Non-Roll Elastic
-Sewing Machine
-Coordinating color thread

Step 1- Take your socks and cut the "toe" part off of each sock (in a straight line)
Step 2- Cut a straight light along the bottom of the sock, toward the heal and stop about the middle of the heal (about six inches) on each sock.
Step 3- Turn one sock tube inside-out and put the other sock (right side out) tube in that sock and match it up (which will leave you with both "right" sides together)
Step 4- Pin the open part like pictured above and using a zig-zag stitch, sew along the pins (which sews the legs together) I sewed over these piece twice, to ensure it was secure.
Step 5- Now we will work on the waistband. Measure your toddler's waist with your non roll elastic and put it around your opening of the pants, wrap it around the waist part of the pants and overlap a small piece of the elastic and 
Step 6- Cover the elastic with the top of the pants by folding over the top of the pants with a tiny bit extra which is what you will sew. Overlap a small portion of the elastic and zig-zag stitch it together (be sure to do this part at one of the seams already created at the front or back of the waist)
Step 7- Using the zig-zag stich again, sew along the entire waist. I went around twice, again, just to make sure it doesn't come undone. Pictured below is what the finished waistband should look like. 
That's it, you're all done, and have created your own leggings out of a pair of socks! Good Job :) My first pair took me closer to 20 minutes, but after you do it once or twice, and get familiar with it, you can do it in half that time. Here are a few pictures of them on Adeline.
The EASIEST DIY Baby and Toddler Leggings in 10 Minutes
The EASIEST DIY Baby and Toddler Leggings in 10 Minutes
I've made a handful of these already, and plan to be on the hunt for socks with some fun designs on them, to make even more! Give this super easy DIY a try, and if you do, let me know how they turn out. Feel free to ask any questions down below in the comment section and I will do my best to answer them. Have a great evening!
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