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Homemade “babylegs”

Create your own “babylegs” leg warmers, for a fraction of the cost of brand-name — or, in my case, free!

The weather FINALLY dropped below 100 degrees around here (!) and my chillens’ have a cold — but this one’s favorite toy is her toes! Solution: baby legwarmers… warm legs, tickley toes!

But I can’t afford the $12-a-pop price tag of the brand name cuties, so I got creative. Now that I’ve moved down south, and since I somehow always manage to wear a hole through the toes of my socks after about 2.5 wearings, I don’t think I’ll be using a lot of those pairs of barely used (but holey), long socks. A little willingness to mutilate perfectly good clothing, and presto! Warm baby legs.


For this project you’ll need:

    • A pair of knee-high (or so) socks
    • Scissors
    • Baby
That’s it! My black socks weren’t even quite as long as I wanted, so I just cut off the toes and used the rest, including the heel, up to the top of the sock. You can’t see the “heel” spot when they’re on the baby’s legs — at least not when they’re as chubby as this one! :)
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This entry was published on October 12, 2011 at 8:00 am and is filed under Body, Nest. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Homemade “babylegs”

  1. Mary McBride on said:

    What a GREAT idea!!! and she looks like she likes them too. Should I send you some of my knee socks with holey toes?

  2. She looks like she’s ready to dance! Love it!

  3. Pingback: Gratitude 89: Warm Socks on a Cold Night « Perpetual Gratitude: A Photographic Diary

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