With the new arrival of my little girl and the colder winter weather settling in here I thought it would be a GREAT frugal idea to feature these DIY No Sew Baby Leg Warmers which is a much cheaper alternative to Baby Legs (which can run up to $10 per pair!). TIP – if you’d rather purchase baby leg warmers I highly recommend juDanzy leg warmers as the BEST price! But if you’re like me and you’re trying to save a few bucks you can EASILY make your own Baby Leg Warmers for $1 or LESS per pair.
Adult size knee socks
Fabric glue (optional)
Note – the socks used in this post were 2/$1 at our local dollar store!
1. Begin by laying the sock as flat as possible.
2. Locate the seam at the toe. This is where you will make your cut.
3. Cut off the toe, trying to stay in line with the seam.
4. Fold the cut edge twice. This will give the end of the leg warmer a clean and finished look. You can secure this fold with fabric glue if you wish. Just apply it to the insides of the fold, press, and allow it to dry.
5. Slip the sock over the child’s leg so the traditional heel is placed over the knee of the child. You can pull the warmer up to the thigh if possible, or bunch it around the shin. Wash these leg warmers as you would normally wash socks. Although, you may wish to air dry them if you want to avoid shrinking or issues with the fabric glue.
This is a fantastic and inexpensive way to help protect your little one’s knees as they learn to crawl, begin playing outdoors, etc. Plus a great budget savvy alternative to other baby leg warmers! Keep a pair in the car for emergencies if your kiddo has a diaper leakage and you forgot an extra outfit!! If you’re a whiz at sewing (which I most definitely am not) you can even hem up the bottom instead of using the fabric glue.