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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Halloween Leggings

Just for Fun

I love leggings on my kids. And here is a way to turn a pair of adult size knee-highs in to leggings for kids and fingerless gloves.

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What you'll need:

-Adult knee-high socks

-Fabric scissors

-ribbon (optional)

-pins(optional)

-sewing machine or needle and thread (optional)

The How to:

-First you cut off the foot of the sock. I cut mine right above the heel.

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-You could leave them like that, but I thought adding some ribbon would be a nice touch.

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-I pulled the sock tight as I pinned the ribbon on. And when I sewed it on I pulled it tight too.

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-I only sewed one edge (the outer edge) of the ribbon to the sock.

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And there you go! Since you pulled the sock tight when sewing on the ribbon, it gives a curl to the bottom of the leggings.

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They can be worn all the way pulled up the leg. Slouched on the leg. Or they can even be worn on the arms!

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So now that the leggings were made I didn't like the idea of tossing the foot part of the sock. So here is a quick and easy way to turn them into fingerless gloves.

The How to:

-Cut the toe off of the sock.

-Make a little cut/hole on the side of the glove where you want your thumb to stick out.

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And, there you go! I didn't not hem or do any sewing on these. If you wanted a more finished look you could hem the edges and the thumb hole.

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2 comments:

Afreaka said...

I love the way you did the ribbon.

Arlene (CO Kid) said...

Ditto the ribbon. What a cute idea! What a cute blog! :)