Thursday, April 18, 2013

Explorer socks to toddler leggings

If you were a reader of my old blog you might remember these sweater pants I made for my little man. I love them and he got lots of compliments whenever he wore them. There's a link to them here.

Ever since I made them I've been thinking about a sock version, and then I stumbled across these old explorer socks of mine when I was getting out some winter clothes yesterday. I wasn't sure if he was too big for me to make them now, but they look adorable on him. A little snug, but very cute.

Here are my socks. These are thick woollen hiking socks.

I cut the toes off and then cut each sock from the top down to the heel.

Then it was just a matter of turning one sock inside out, putting the other one inside it, matching the two cut seams and sewing them together. The heal to top of sock area became the crotch seam.

Then I made a little casing at the top and put some elastic in.

I'm feeling some serious love for these.

By Sharon Newth


  1. I love these. Great idea. Now I want to go find some really big socks to make some for my kids. You did a great job. The last ones I made turned out pretty bad and now I know why. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Sarah. They'll be really cosy for winter, wouldn't mind a pair myself.

  2. Wow, that's really super clever...and he looks so cute in them. Great job.


    1. Thanks Joyce. He does looks so cute, but then I am quite biased.

  3. Those look so warm and snuggly! What a great refashion.

    Thanks for linking up to Refashion Friday (and welcome!).