So, I actually made these for Scarlet, but since she's at school-- Keiran became my model! He actually LOVED them and refused to take them off for a few hours! lol
I LOVE making these for Scarlet! They are so inexpensive and SO easy to make. My favorite place to buy the socks to make them with is Target. In the women's hosiery section, there is a rack of $2 socks which are DARLING! Right now they have a great selection of argyle. I bought some orange, gray and yellow ones last night which are to die for!
Okay, so here is my tutorial:
1- Buy women's knee socks.
2- Cut the feet off- making sure to do it in a straight line.
3- Turn socks inside out. Fold over raw edge.
4- While socks are still inside out, sew a simple whipstitch around the raw edge. My hint here is to look at the inside of the sock to determine what color thread to use. Use a thread that will be invisible to the eye.
On the socks above, I was sewing onto a green stripe, so I used green thread. The thread was visible on the inside, but when you flip the socks to the outside, it becomes impossible to see.
5- Turn socks inside out and VOILA! a cute pair of leg warmers you have!!!!