The only good thing, in my opinion, about fashion from the 80's is leg warmers, and oh how good they are. On any given winter day my children can be found still running around in their summer dresses. I have found the perfect solution that they will actually wear. Yes that's right, the mighty leg warmer!
mens or womens socks
buttons and fabric (if you would like to embellish them)
Cut the foot off of the sock just above the heel. I used a rotary cutter but scissors, of course, are fine.
Lie the tube of the sock flat and measure the width of the frayed edge of the sock. Cut open the foot of the sock making sure you leave maximum fabric to work with. Cut a piece of fabric from the foot of the sock measuring 3" wide by 2 x the width of the measured frayed edge.
Fold this piece of fabric in half. Right sides together. Sew along the 3" edge to make a short tube.
To finish the raw edge off with a cuff;
1. Iron open the seam of the tube just sewn. Slip the frayed edge of the sock into the tube just sewn, right sides together. Pin and sew.
2. Fold the sock inside out. Fold the new seam towards the edge of the sock and iron. Fold the edge of the cuff towards the wrong side 1/4 " and iron.
3. Fold the cuff one more time over the stitching, iron and pin.
4. Fold right side out and top stitch along the top of the cuff.
All done! Embellish with buttons or fabric flowers if you wish.
They make a great quick and easy gift for a little person in your life.
Get warmin' some legs.