So to make your own, all you need is a pair of socks, a pair of scissors, a needle and thread, or a sewing machine. Pins are also useful but not necessary.
Here is a photo tutorial :
If you are like me and just don't get photo tutorials, you can use this video tutorial (that's how I learned) :
Tips from my own experience :
- I know it says to use knee highs, but since my baby is still small, I decided to use just regular ladies socks. They won't fit for long, but they are a perfect fit right now, and I have even been able to use them as sleeves under short sleeved shirts.
- If you are cheap, or want these for more for functionality than look, you can always use an old pair of your own socks, because the heel and toe are usually the first to go, and you are cutting those parts out anyway.
- Mix and match : you could take two pairs of different coloured or different patterned socks, and use one for the cuff, and one for the leg. This is fun if you want your baby to have that "bohemian" look.
This is a great starter project, because it is easy, and you can start with some cheap socks so if you screw up it isn't a big deal. These also make great gifts, I made some for a friend's baby, and will be whipping some up for three birthday parties.