Friday, February 10, 2012

Fast, Simple and Thrifty Leg Warmers for Kids

There are so many fun, bright and colorful knee high socks available to buy at places like Target, for around $2.50 a pair.  Although I personally wouldn't wear them for myself, they make great leg warmers for children with just a couple of easy alterations.  Double up for more of a color splash and pattern statement, wear over leggings or with skirts and dresses.  Here is a simple tutorial on what to do:

$2.50/ pair socks, from hosiery section of Target.

If you want to be accurate, measure off the length of sock you want for the warmers, or be like me and follow the stripe.  Cut off the foot.

Turn inside out, pin up 1/2 inch and sew a seam, stretching the fabric as you go.  I also did a zig zag stitch on the foot portion of the sock to have some fun footies.  

Turn right side out and there you go, leg warmers!

My daughter modeling the two pairs together.

We ended up doing a mini session with these fun warmers.

She just loves to ham it up for the camera.

For children photographers, for this price, you could make a bunch in various colors and patterns to add a little whimsy to your prop selection.  Have fun with it!