Saturday, January 28, 2012

Making Men's Wool Socks Fit Your Girl Feet

So I bought some wool socks, they were really cheap, about $5.50 a pair once I paid shipping.

Once they arrived I realized they were men's socks. About 2 inches too big for me. Since they were so cheap I really wanted to keep them, plus I need them. I wear wool socks everyday and only have two pairs. A pair for everyday would be wonderful!

I talked to my mom and decided that I could cut the toe off and move it up. I ended up cutting them just below the heel, mostly because it just made more sense to me.

I have been wearing one of the pairs for a few hours and it looks like I'll need to sew them up another time, the wool doesn't like to stay together with just a little stitch. 

Here are some pictures to show you what I did:

Cut the sock
Put ride sides together and line up any distinct colors (If you don't it'll look a little wonky).
Sew it up (I did it by hand) and turn it inside out.
Trim off the excess (careful not to cut into what you've sewn, I did that a couple times).
You have a sock that fits you! (See how it looks wonky? I lined the rest of them up.)
Here is a original sock next to one I fixed. Success!

Yay! Warm socks that fit!

Now I have 4 new pairs of socks. Happy Pam!

1 comment:

  1. You are so talented! I would have never thought of cutting the heel!


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