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DIY Ruffled Leg Warmers

Posted by  ·  November 22, 2014  ·  Last Updated: May 21, 2016

These diy ruffled leg warmers for little ones are to die for!  This  tutorial shows you how to make these boutique style  DIY ruffled leg warmers! They would make the perfect handmade gift for a baby girl!  Handmade gifts area special way to celebrate the holidays and give gifts with love.

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DIY Ruffled Leg Warmers

DIY Ruffled Leg Warmers

Hi, I’m Terra, and you can usually find me over at mama says sew. Today I’m going to share a tutorial for these cute DIY ruffled leg warmers for a baby. They are pretty easy to sew and you don’t even need a serger. I did the contrast stitching with the rolled hem foot on a regular sewing machine.

How to make DIY ruffled Leg warmers

I paired them with this felt flower headband. You can find the tutorial for it here.

DIY Boutique Style Ruffled Leg Warmers

They can be worn with a bodysuit, like I have them here. Or they would be great with a skirt or dress or over tights or leggings to keep those little legs warm during the cold winter months.

 Baby gift idea ruffled leg warmers

And here are some cute little baby toes peeking out from under the ruffles.

ruffled leg warmers tutorial for baby

 Supplies for  DIY Ruffled Leg Warmers

To make these, all you need is:

Knit fabric (scraps from another project should be enough-I used leftovers from this project)

Contrasting thread for the ruffles

Coordinating thread

You want the knit to have at least 50 percent stretch and have a good stretch recovery (meaning it will regain it’s original shape after being stretched). Make sure you use a stitch that stretches when you sew.

The measurments are for my baby, who is in 0-3 months size. Since baby legs are all different, I would recommend cutting out a top cuff and sewing it into a circle and trying it on your baby’s leg to ensure a perfect fit.

supplies for ruffled leg warmers

How to make DIY Ruffled Leg Warmers

First, cut out your pieces. You need:

2 legwarmers: 6 x 8.5 inches

4 ruffles: 2 x 12 inches

2 top cuffs: 6 x 3 inches

2 bottom cuffs: 5 x 3 inches

ruffled leg warmer tutorial (rolled hem)

Use a serger or rolled hem foot to sew a contrasting rolled hem on each side of all the ruffle pieces. You can also use a zig zag stitch.

how to sew ruffled leg warmers

Gather your ruffles to the width of the leg warmer and stitch them to the bottom of each leg warmer. Make sure to leave enough room for the seam allowance to attach the bottom cuff.

ruffled leg warmers tutorial

This is what they should look like from the back.

fancy ruffled leg warmers tutorial

Fold the leg warmers right sides together and stitch up the long side, making sure to keep the ruffles out of the bottom seam allowance (again, so you can attach the cuff).

DIY boutique style ruffled leg warmers

Trim off any ruffles sticking into the seam allowance.

DIY boutique style ruffled leg warmers

Sew the top cuff into a tube.

DIY boutique style ruffled leg warmers

Fold it so that the seam allowance is on the inside.

DIY boutique style ruffled leg warmers

Line up the raw edges and sew the cuff to the top of the ruffled leg warmer.

DIY boutique style ruffled leg warmers

Turn the cuff up and this is what the top of the ruffled leg warmer should look like.

DIY boutique style ruffled leg warmers

Repeat with the bottom cuff, making sure the ruffles are out of the way so that you don’t accidentally catch them in your seam allowance.

handmade baby gift idea

And that’s it! You now have a cute pair of boutique ruffled leg warmers for your favorite baby girl (or boy-just leave off the ruffles)!

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