Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Version of Baby Legs

Baby Legs. Ever heard of them? Super cute, a brilliant idea if you ask me. I always wanted to get some for Izacc, but couldn’t ever get past the price. I mean, it’s not that they’re super expensive, but you don’t want to have only one pair, know what I mean? So I never bought any. Here comes Ian and he’s started crawling all around the joint! I need some Baby Legs and I need ‘em now!

I was wandering around Wal-Mart the other day ( I know, it’s like I live there or something) and had an epiphany right there in the women’s hosiery isle.

What if I took this


And turned it into this!


And it worked!

Here’s how I made it happen:


Get some knee highs. They don’t really make them for men and most of the women’s were pretty girly. My options were brown or black.


Cut them off at right about the ankle.


You can measure your baby’s legs to see what length you’ll need, but I figured he’s going to grow into them if they’re too long. (They were just right in case you were wondering. As if I could make anything too big for my giant manbaby)


I got this at Walmart for $1.38. A little goes a long way. I just hand wound my bobbin with it, fairly loosely.


Roll up edge to form cuff. I rolled it twice on one pair to give it more of a cuff look, but once works well too.


Stitch and enjoy. I didn’t stretch the sock as I sewed and they turned out fantastic!



Pretty close to the real thing if you ask me. And for much, much less!


They also work well as arm warmers. In reality, Izacc likes to wear them on his arms under t-shirts, but nekkid works too.


And just what do you do with the leftover sock bits?

I’m so glad you asked.


You make puppets of course!


A puppy,


This is Susan


A lion


And, of course, this is Herkey.

See what $6.38 can buy you!?


Jones - Keeping Up With M.O.M. said...

Way cute! Just stopping by from MMB to say hi :)

Jamie said...

Hey Crafty lady, Your blog is super cute and you are one talented girl!!!!! Love all that you have done.

Kristin Sellars said...

Love them! I'm going to have to try making some that way too!