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a little ball of pink | DIY baby leggings

What? You wanted to see more pictures of my girl on her birthday? OK. :D

Just in case you aren’t following me on Facebook & missed it, those little leggings are a super easy DIY project. Once Caroline started crawling, she got some nasty rug-burns from my less than stellar carpeting. I thought surely there had to be a good alternative to spending $14 on one pair of Baby Legs, since she was going through a couple pairs a day. I picked up a bunch of $2 socks at Target, cut off the feet and sewed them right up. I put the original elastic sock top up by her thigh, so the important end is the one that is factory made. These have been wonderful. Here is an iPhone snap of a few pairs I did. So easy! If you are not comfortable with a sewing machine, I would bet that iron on adhesive would be a decent no-sew alternative to fasten the bottom seam under. Plus, they come in the most festive patterns & I CANNOT WAIT to make holiday leggings!!!! (have I mentioned how much I love the holidays?!?) If the thought of doing it yourself really scares you, but you still want something inexpensive, try searching etsy. You will find a BUNCH there for very cheap.

They happen to look adorable with just a FuzziBunz diaper too, see!

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  • Emily - Hey Shawna – i finally got around to making these now that Ellie is starting to become more mobile… did you do anything fun with the feet? Or did you just throw them out? Trying to think of a cute way to incorporate them into a hair piece but creativity is NOT my forte!ReplyCancel

    • -shawna- - Emily–I threw them away. :( Hope you made some cute Christmas ones!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey G - this is the greatest idea!! cant believe i have been dishing out so much cash, when i could be making them!!! did you add elastic or anything to the side you sewed? or just sew them?ReplyCancel

  • Robin - Hello Shawna, I tried to sew some socks in to leggings but for some reason they just stretched out and look funny. To you think you could share some more pictures with me like a step by step, Or if you have time maybe a video tutorial on how to.
    >Robin<ReplyCancel

    • -shawna- - No plans to make these again anytime soon! I’d encourage you to just try, try again. ;)ReplyCancel

  • San Diego Mom - I love your website. I’m a mom of two, 3year (girl) and a 2 year (boy). I wanted to thank you for creating this site, you’re site is NOW my go-to-site for craft DIY ideas.

    Kudos on such a great site.
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