Got holes in your socks? Turn them into leg warmers.

I frequently find cute socks on clearance that are not Marisol's size. They are normally for older girls but are long socks to wear with boots. So, I've started a little collection of them; some that I've set aside for when she is bigger and others that I'm transforming into leg warmers.

I picked up these gorgeous thick knit socks on clearance from $4.99 to $1.99. Of course, they were two sizes too big but were perfect to alter.

Convert socks to leg warmers

And after doing a quick Google search, I came across a very simple to follow tutorial on Everything Your Mama Made and More.

Less than 30 minutes later, two pairs of socks had been transformed into leg warmers.

How to convert socks into leg warmers

and the blue ones:

Turn you socks with holes in them into leg warmers

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Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy February 1, 2011 - 10:32 pm

I’ve been looking for nice socks I can do that to for myself! My son just started hockey lessons and I want something I can put in my bag that’s easy to slip on and off.

Kim P February 2, 2011 - 9:53 am

OMG, those are so cute, what girl would love them!!

Tonya Staab February 6, 2011 - 8:55 am

You should absolutely make some for yourself.  I think I need some too, just because 🙂

Tonya Staab October 2, 2011 - 10:38 pm

They didn't unravel at all thankfully, Step 5 in the tutorial I linked to gives a few tips on how to stop this from happening.

Clara W. October 2, 2011 - 9:36 pm

How do you do this with wool socks? I mean wouldn’t the yarn unravel?

Corraun February 3, 2018 - 1:06 pm

I was going to follow your directions but don’t have a sewing machine or the patience to hand stick the bottom. I also decided I probably don’t mind a fluttered edge that will be at the ankle. I cut off each sock above the heel, turned inside out, and then stretched over a wine bottle so the frayed end was up and accessible. Then I put on rubber gloves and rubbed Dap waterproof silicone (which I use to make barrettes with felt designs) on the inside and outside of the frayed edge. The silicone is flexible. This is probably better done with fabric glue but I didn’t have it on hand. Put the wine bottles outside to dry and defumigate. Voile, no sew, socks to leg warmers that won’t fray when washed. Even if the bottom edge is a little itchy it will be over ankle socks so I won’t feel it. Just sharing my impatient version to make socks into leg warmers.


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