I'm also a SOCK lover. Some women have a thing for shoes, but for me, it's SOCKS! So what do you do when a beloved sock gets a major hole in the heel? I thought with its stretchiness that it'd work well for Barbie clothes. We'll transform it into leggings for your daughter's (or niece, grand-daughter, sister, neighbor, etc) barbie!
Enough chit-chat..... here we go!
I assume you have basic sewing knowledge.
Measuring the ankle 2 inches from the front fold, cut at an angle across the heel. (bye bye worn-out hole!)
Next flatten your sock and cut the toe area off.
Flip over to the back side and cut straight through JUST the back layer of the sock.
<----- like this.
Sew from the waist/ ankle down approx. 2 inches. Curve with the sock- this will be the "butt" of the leggings.
Now we'll hem the bottom of the leggings.
Fold up the bottom edge and sew.
Repeat with the other leg.
This is the trickiest part, but you can do it! Fold your leggings in half with right sides together and the legs together as shown.......
(You may want to pin this, but I just held it in place and took my time.)
And around the crotch, pivoting as needed.
It looks a little messy with our imperfect cuts, but that's ok!
Let's clean up by trimming away the excess....
So if you fold your leggings in half with the legs together, this is what it may look like....
Ha ha. I think the bum looks funny, but once your barbie tries them on, it'll look better. :)
Admire your work and then try them on your patron.
I think the Barbies are happy! If the waist is too tall for your taste, just fold it over.
I hope you could follow my instructions well enough.
Next time I'll show you how to make a sweater from a sock. ;)