Valentine’s Day Sweater Baby Leg Warmers

Happy Friday friends! I hope you guys are having a great week. Mine has been wonderful! My little miss turned EIGHT months old today. Seriously, where does the time go? It seems like yesterday she was trying to get the hang of rolling over and now she pulling herself up on everything. It is so fun to see her discovering new stuff each day. She is just such a joy.

I know we are starting to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit around here. I’ve already shared a couple projects including my Floating Heart Wall Art, and some delicious Valentine’s Candy Bark. How about you? Have you started any fun projects for the day of love? Valentine’s Day is probably one of my favorite holidays (if you can call it that), not because of the chocolates and flowers but because it’s so fun to craft for! I’m a sucker for some pink and red hearts and anything glittery. And since it’s my little girl’s first one, I’m going all out around here! I shared this project last week at Mom 4 Real, but I wanted to share it with you guys too! I made these super cute Sweater Upcycle Valentine’s Day Baby Leg Warmers!

Making Home Base Sweater Upcycle Valentines Day Leg Warmers

If you love Valentine’s Day as much as I do then you’ll love these sweet little baby leg warmers (look at those chunky little legs! I die) I’m going to share with you. And to make them even sweeter; they cost little to nothing to make! Shall we get started?

Supplies:

Old Sweater

Scissors

Sewing Machine

Felt (1 sheet)

Needle and Thread (embroidery thread works best)

Making Home Base Valentines Day Leg Warmers

As I mentioned, this is going to cost you little to nothing to make! If you don’t have an old sweater in your own closet you can pick one up for cheap at any local thrift store. I had this one sitting in my closet.

makinghomebase sweater leggings tutorial

To start out, cut off the sleeves. If possible, try the leggings on your baby model to get an idea of the length. I cut my sleeve down to about 12 inches for my 7 month old.

sweater leg warmer with heart patch making homebase

Now that you have the length you want, cut off half of the sleeve cuff. For me, that was 2 1/2 inches.

sweater leggings heart patch tutorial

Take the cuff you just cut and pin it right sides together to the opposite end of the sleeve. Sew together with 1/4 inch seam. Now you have one completed leg warmer. Follow those steps to finish your second leg warmer.

makinghomebase sweater leggings with heart patch

Here’s the fun part! Grab your felt and cut out two little hearts. I used red felt but I think pink or purple would be just as fun. Tip: My hearts are about 2 1/2 in x 3 in in size. I used the top of a heart shaped paper mache box I had as my stencil but good old pen and paper would work just fine.

heart patch sweater leg warmers tutorial

Pin your heart in place and grab your needle and thread to sew on your heart patch. I hand stitched the heart on because I love the homemade look. It didn’t take any time at all to sew the hearts on. Probably about 10 minutes for each heart. If you aren’t crazy about hand stitching, you can use your sewing machine.

Heart patch sweater leg warmers

Now, all that’s left to do is try them on your model! Here they are on my 7 month old’s adorable chubby little legs! Cute right? She’s all ready for Valentine’s Day! I’m sending pictures of her in these little leg warmers to her Daddy. I know he is just going to melt seeing his little Valentine in these cuties!

Thanks for visiting with me today, friends. Have a great weekend, xo.

If you like this project you may want to pin these other holiday outfits I’ve made for baby: Ruffle Christmas Tree Onesie and Pumpkin Applique Onesie.

 

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Chelsea
Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.
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SAHM, mil spouse. I spend my days playing tea party and blocks but when I can I work on DIY/home decor projects. I blog about them at Making Home Base.
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Comments

  1. Debbie says

    So adorable Chelsea! And the leg warmers are cute too! ;) This is such a great idea. Old sweaters never looked so good. Have a great weekend!

    Debbie

  2. ajaire says

    These are adorable! Last winter my baby refused to wear pants or anything elastic-like around her waist so leg warmers saved us, hehe. I just wished I’d seen this post back then ;)

  3. Ruthie says

    How adorable are these…. thanks for sharing them at my Show & Tell party today! I hope you’ll come back and share again next week. xoxo~ Ruthie

  4. Susan @ Oh My! Creative says

    Beyond adorable – pinned! Would love if you would submit it on my website so I may feature it!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

  5. Jaime From Crafty Scrappy Happy says

    I adore these! I am pinning these to our Inspiration Gallery Feature Board! Thank you for sharing!
    Jaime

  6. Jaime From Crafty Scrappy Happy says

    Just wanted to let you know that your project was my “pick” for the week! I am SO making these when my little babes is here! :) Hugs and Happy Weekend!
    Jaime

  7. Roeshel says

    Oh my gosh, Chelsea! This is the sweetest DIY ever! lol! I’m including a link back in tomorrow’s DIY highlights. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Too too cute!

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