DIY baby leg warmers with matching hair clip

So I’ve been thinking of introducing a new category for a while now. I’m not sure what I would call this category quite yet but the gist of it goes as follows:

    Amber may be… a wannabe crafter who finds/comes up with cute but ridiculously easy craft ideas and then shares them with you!

Too long for a category name? Yeah… I thought so too. Anywho, if I were to do the

    Amber may be… a wannabe crafter who finds/comes up with cute but ridiculously easy craft ideas and then shares them with you!

category I would start with this super easy craft that I did for my baby girl. It’s a simple how to from an awesome blogger that shows you how to make cute leg warmers for your baby/toddler/self – hey the 80′s are totally coming back!

I initially looked up how to make these because I can’t afford a million pairs of pants for my sweet little girl and these are both cute and functional why? Well, let me give you a list:

1. They are cheap: I bought the socks I made these out of for a buck each at the dollar store
2. They are easy: Me plus sewing machine = disaster, let’s put it this way, the last time my mom touched a sewing machine she literally sewed her finger to her project. I take after my mom in a lot of ways so touching a sewing machine is a bad idea for me – for this all I needed was a needle and thread
3. They are quick: Making these socks should only take you 15 minutes to half an hour depending on how fast you are.
4. They are easy with diaper changes: You don’t even have to take them off
5. They protect crawling knees: My little one has only recently started crawling, but her knees get ripped up SO fast!
6. They are warm: Do I need to say more?

Any way just follow this LINK for the warmers and follow her instructions exactly (except for throwing out the scraps, I’ll show you a cute idea for those) And then follow this LINK for the matching hair rosette thing (see I told you to keep the scraps)

Wanna see how it turned out for me? Here are some pics

K, so I made three pairs, but two are currently in the laundry so here’s a super crappy picture that I took with my phone – it should at least give you the idea :)

 

I found the site to make the clip after the baby had gone to bed, so I have no pictures of her wearing it and the leg warmers. Sorry! Hopefully this will suffice.

 

Comments

  1. I saw your comment & checked out your blog post! Love it :). I actually just shared one picture with with links back to you for my readers :). http://everythingyourmamamade.com/2012/01/02/great-hair-clip-idea-for-scraps/

  2. Thanks for providing this information about baby warmers. I like your idea .I will try this. Baby will look very lovely in matching warmers.

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