I love baby leggings. Between Jax & Elliot, we have 16 pairs. Most I have bought, but some I “made”. They make diaper changes easier, they keep baby warm, they make crawling more comfortable, & they are pretty stinking cute. This is a no-sew method of making these that only takes about 6 min. TOPS. Plus, you won’t need to go out & buy supplies. I know that you can make baby leggings more finished by using a sewing machine, but I will be honest….I can’t sew. I broke my Grandmothers needle on her machine 20 yrs ago when I was making pants out of a pillowcase. I haven’t touched one since.
You will need 3 things: adult knew-high socks, measuring tape, & scissors. You can probably use a rotary cutter, too. I find that the cute holiday socks make the best leggings. I happened to find this Valentine 2-pack at Wal-Mart for $2.50.
Measure 12″ from the top of the sock. I believe 12″ is the universal length of baby leggings.
I make a little snip at the 12″ mark so that I can cut a straight line across. Your cut doesn’t have to be perfect. No one will notice.
Continue cutting. When you are done, you will have a sock & a heal. Repeat the steps with the other sock.
Ok so about the hem of the bottom. The cool thing about cutting these is that they roll up a little on their own, covering your unfinished hem. No one will be the wiser. When you wash them, they do not fray because of the roll.