I’m Mo, Mum of two, and on a quest to warm the legs of little ones. My obsession with baby leg warmers came about after the birth of my first baby. Walking out in the Peaks, and carrying my boy in a sling, I noticed that his trousers tended to ride up exposing bare ankles, leading to avoidable and rather unpleasant meltdowns. In the pre-shoe stage we would often head to the park in the pram with Moo wearing just a flimsy ankle sock. As we embraced potty training, he spent a lot of time parading around trouser-less, not ideal in the depths of a northern winter. I couldn’t seem to find anything that was suitable to keep his legs and ankles warm.
Addressing these challenges led me to a mild and slightly unhealthy fascination with the baby leg warmer. In December 2018, armed with a new sewing machine and a brand new (and very colicky) baby, I set about teaching myself to sew in order to create my beloved leg warmers.
Our Leg warmers are made from Jersey Cotton so a thinner, stretchy material. Some are Alpine Fleece which is more snuggly. We can add a Jersey lining to most prints.
Recently we have helped babies who are wearing a corrective cast, making leg warmers to help protect these and keep them dry whilst keeping the other leg warm.
The environment is important to us and we work with small amounts of fabric to reduce waste. We work with other local makers to buy up their leftovers and we make reusable wipes from our scraps. Our packaging is recycled card and we post out in brown paper. We shamelessly reuse and larger orders may be sent out in pre-loved boxes.
We have loads of prints and I am always happy to mix and match cuff colours - please just ask.
We make three sizes of leg warmers - Small for babies up to 2, a longer large for toddlers and a new XLarge for up to 5 year olds. They should reach over the knee and can be scrunched down round the ankle.
I’m not a trained seamstress and have taught myself to sew. Sometimes this goes wrong and a wonky stitch is often triggered by a crying kid. Please be kind if you have any issues and message me directly. I will deal quickly with any queries.
Do share photos of your little ones using our leg warmers. Long live the leg warmer!