Saturday, 25 January 2014

5 Minute DIY Sock Tutorial

This project is a "5 minute fashion tutorial" collaboration with Aiko from Hapy Friends Shoppe, who is a crafting, upcycling and kawaii fashion genius. And I say genius, because she does things like make bear-shaped tote bags out of old towels. You absolutely have to check out her youtube and blog (after you watch my video, of course). Plus, she's basically the sweetest person that I've ever met! Go go go, visit her channel!

The video that I made is a really quick and easy tutorial that shows you how to make your own socks out of any stretchy fabric! (I just used some old t-shirts in this tutorial - because you can use the hemmed edge of the t-shirt as the sock's hem. But if you wanted to make snuggly bed socks, for instance, an old stretchy sweater would work great as well!) This tutorial was adapted from The Sewing Rabbit's tutorial for making kids socks.

Method 1: Middle Seam Method (easier and faster)
So this shows the absolute basics of making your own socks. What you could do next is to use fabric pens to draw a repeating polka-dot, heart-print or fruit-print pattern (I'm in the process of doing this with one of my pairs!), or you could add some pom-poms in a contrasting colour!

Method 2: Side Seam method (takes longer but is prettier)

Let me know what you think!







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13 comments:

  1. Oh this is brilliant! I have plenty of t-shirts and I'm always in need of socks. Great DIY.

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  2. So cute! But isn't a seam in the middle incredibly uncomfortable?

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    1. Not at all! I thought that it might be, but after I made my first pair I walked around the entire day in them and even ended up sleeping in them - and didn't notice the seam in the slightest. I guess that it might be if you were super sensitive, like someone who has to cut all the tags off their clothes, but otherwise it's fine. Making them out of old t-shirts probably helps, because those super-stretchy types also go all super-soft when they're old!

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  3. What a useful tutorial!! Def going to do this with some old t-shirts.

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  4. Thank you so much for the idea, I'm going to make a pair for my girlfriend :)

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  5. How creative! Is it weird that your voice is really appealing to me? I shy away from videos like this because i hate my voice

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    1. Haha, that's so nice! I have never liked my voice, so thank you :3 (I think everyone is supposed to hate their own voices though...)

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  6. I love this! Can't wait to try it!

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  7. How delightful!! Thank you for another great tutorial. :]
    ♡ Dulce

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  8. So if you wanted to make something like thigh high socks would it be the same just with more fabric?

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    1. I haven't tried that yet (it's too hot for thigh-highs here, so I'm waiting for winter!), but I don't see why it wouldn't work! If you have a pair of thigh-highs to base the pattern off, try using them - you may need to make it a bit bigger on the top (for your thigh!) x

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  9. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I tried it myself, but with "jogging" fabric and made over knees :D They didn't turn out perfect, but I bet my next pair will be better! ^^
    Have a look if you want -> http://susext.blogspot.se/2014/03/diy-simple-overknees.html

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