DIY Toddler Leg Warmers from $1.75 Woman’s Clearance Knee Socks


A few months ago I bought these woman’s knee socks at Target for $1.75 with the intention of making my 3 year old some leg warmers. I loved those fancy Baby Leg type brands (which by the way can retail for $9-$11 each!) on her when she was tiny, but she no longer fits in those…sad face 🙁

After I bought these, I watched this YouTube sewing video (Don’t you love those?).

The basic idea is to make a cuff from the foot of the sock and sew it to the bottom of the leg warmer..
Here’s how I made mine. I didn’t make the cuff narrow like the youtube video since my daughter is not a baby.

First, make these 3 cuts on your sock as shown. Next fold your middle piece in half into a cuff. Put the cuff around the sock (frayed ends together.) Also nothing is turned inside out. (I find that confusing with sewing sometimes!). Then just sew along your frayed edge (stretching a little as you sew). When you are finished just fold it down. That’s it. Even little ole me with limited sewing skills figured this out!! Hooray.

Here’s how they turn out! I will never pass up some cheap woman’s knee socks again!! How cute would these and matching bows be for birthday & Christmas gifts? 

Here’s how they look on my tiny dancer! These are perfect for dance class. I also like these better than tights for potty training reasons 🙂 

She wore these last week to her class 🙂

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19 thoughts on “DIY Toddler Leg Warmers from $1.75 Woman’s Clearance Knee Socks

  1. HI! Stopping by from tip junkie. These are awesome! You make them look so easy too. I would love for you to link this up to my Friday link party tomorrow 🙂

  2. Great tutorial. Those are beautiful. I liked the way they turned out. So glad you shared on Monday Madness. You make me want to learn to sew!

  3. These turned out really great. I have got to try this – I'm sure my girls would love some of these. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

  4. What a good idea. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

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