DIY Baby Leggings

So since we are cloth diapering, baby leggings are my go to for these cooler days!  As much as I love the cloth diapers, they are quite a bit more bulky than disposables.  Therefore, pants just don’t fit the same and I have to buy sizes up in pants and jeans.  I must say though, I actually prefer the leggings over pants.   I love that with the leggings, diaper changes are a lot easier and they are too cute!  And the best plus is showing on Avery’s cute fluff butt!

I have seen a few tutorials over making baby leggings out of adult knee high socks and I must say, it was the easiest 10 minute project that I have ever done!  You literally cut the socks in three places and only have to sew on one place for each sock!  Plus each pair is unique because they aren’t something you just pick up at the store!

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I found some adorable Halloween socks for $5.  I did go ahead and wash them before I got started, just in case they shrinked.

Since Halloween is right around the corner, I found some adorable Halloween socks for $5.  I did go ahead and wash them before I got started, just in case they shrinked.

Cut the socks right above the heel, under the heel, and before the toe.  Then toss the heel and toe pieces

Cut the socks right above the heel, under the heel, and before the toe. Then toss the heel and toe pieces.

Fold the middle piece to make your bottom cuff.  Fold it in half with the wrong side on the inside.

Fold the middle piece to make your bottom cuff. Fold it in half with the wrong side on the inside.

With the sock right side out, place your cuff with the selvage edges together.

With the sock right side out, place your cuff with the selvage edges together.

Open up the sock so you can sew around the cuff to attach it.  Sew 1/2" seam allowance all the way around.  Make sure not to sew the legging shut!

Open up the sock so you can sew around the cuff to attach it. Sew 1/2″ seam allowance all the way around. Make sure not to sew the legging shut!

Cut threads and unfold!  So easy!

Cut threads and unfold! So easy!

I am loving how easy this project was!  I can’t wait to get my hands on some more socks and make more!  These are going to get us through fall and winter!

 

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