I’m so glad to be making a post today! This has been my first “normal” week, in a long time. The only reason I had to leave the house was guitar lessons for my oldest son on Tuesday, and I’ll be going grocery shopping on Friday. I love being home! It gives me time to get my work finished, and when my work is finished that means….hobby time!
I mean, I had to clean, dust, and de-cobweb my sewing room, it has been that long! Getting in there again inspires me to want to make even more things, but first things first.
I have had the fabric to start a Superman quilt for my son for months now. I tried, but it turns out I need some spray adhesive before I begin. It is my first appliqued quilt, so who knew, right? So that is on the back burner until the adhesive arrives.
On to the next item on my want-to-make list…..baby legs! Ok, so I just had my first baby girl in March, and I had never ever heard this term before. I would have just called them leg warmers, but then I’m a child of the ’80s….Flashdance anyone?
I learned this new name from a great tutorial I found on Pinterest back in spring. Today when I tried to access it, for some reason the blog post had been removed. So I had to look again. It was dreadful . Not only did I find what I was looking for, but numerous things I didn’t even know that I needed to make 😉
I had some children’s sized knee socks I picked up on clearance for a buck. So I read the tutorials, and decided to sort of merge the ideas from both ladies.
I cut my socks as Ten Cow Chicks did, using the foot part of the sock as the new cuff for the upper leg. Then I sewed the pieces together using the knit stitch, as recommended by Moore Babies. (By the way, it turns out my elderly sewing machine doesn’t exactly have a “knit stitch,” or anything called that exactly, but it does have a zig-zag. This set on the widest setting, works in the same way!) This gives the stitching a little stretch just like the knit fabric of the sock.
After the cuff was sewn on, I added an extra step. My skin is easily irritated, and anticipating that my daughter will inherit this, I decided to sew the seam down on the inside of the sock, like this……
I am hoping this keeps the seam from rubbing her leg as she is busy exploring!
I think my barefoot baby is going to love them….
look at her pudgy little toes ❤
I cannot stress how simple and super-quick this project is! These would also make a great, easy homemade gift!
Hopefully soon, I’ll be posting some pictures of that Superman quilt I told you about!
Are you working on any projects, sewing or otherwise? I’d love to hear about them!
Sew glad you dropped by ~Kim