Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 4: Upcycled women socks to Ruffled Baby Legs

I think it is time to share with you a gift idea for little girls. 

How about some Ruffled Baby legs?  Retail Baby Legs run anywhere from $10-$18.  These cost me $1.

Ruffled Baby Legs

Here is how I did it…

Buy size 7-10 women’s tube sock from the Dollar Store.  Cost $1.00, then search through your scrap material pile for matching material. 

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Cut your tube sock right above the heel…

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Then cut your material.  Because my material is thick the width is cut 2Xs the circumference of the sock tube.  Example 6” circumference = 13” (plus hem allowance) piece of material.  Then the length is 5”.  If this material was thinner I would of done 3Xs for lots of fullness.

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Fold material in half like so, and stitch (repeat on both pieces of material)DSC_2917

Now fold the length in half and put a gathering stitch on the non-folded side.  Then pull gather stitch…

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Once gathered connect to the cut side of the sock.  Stitch together.DSC_2919

For added security and make sure things do not unravel do a zigzag stich on the seam allowance.DSC_2920

Repeat on the other sock.  You are done.

Wrap them up real pretty.DSC_2927

Give them to an adorable kid in your life.  All the boutique-y-ness without the cost!!!

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How am I doing so far on all my Upcycled Posts? Do you like them?  I would love to hear from you.

Here are the posts so far…

Day 1: Upcycled Coffee Can to Plant Holder

Day 2: Upcycled Tomato Cage

Day 3: Temporary Holiday Applique Shirt

Thanks so much for joining me and I hope I am inspiring you to make your Christmas Homemade!!!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Adorable!! - Love the little rolls at the top of the 'socks' :)

Lauren said...

I love these socks. So does McK. I love your ideas so far for Upcycle Christmas! You are so creative.

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