I could never pay ten to twenty dollars for a pair of socks.
One pair, not a pack.
Not gonna do it.
But they are cute. And trendy. And I like to look cute sometimes.
Not twenty dollar socks cute.
So, I went to the thrift store and picked up a couple of sweaters.
And I cut off the sleeves.
And it got all stretched out and ugly.
So I dug through my enormous fabric stash,
and found some ribbed knit.
I measured around my ankle with pants on
and cut a strip of the knit roughly that size~
about 9 inches by 4 inches wide.
Then fold in half, end to end and straight stitch making a tube.
Now, the tube is going to be smaller than the end of the sleeve/sock.
To make sure you sew it on evenly, place pins on each piece at half and quarter points.
Then pin in between these pins, evenly distributing the excess fabric in the sleeve between pins.
The knit will stretch quite a bit too, but will bounce back.
This will help keep the raw edge from fraying and also will allow it to stretch.
just to see if it would work.
Cause I know not everyone has a fabric stash,
but most folks have old tee shirts.
It worked, but not as well. I really like the wider band better.
When I bought the sweaters, I thought I would come up with a way to attach them to a sock.
When I tried them on I discovered the benefit of making them this way, leg warmer style-
since they are open ended, you can reach inside to pull your pant leg down and straighten it.
You couldn't do that with regular socks.
I wore them last night and can officially give them two thumbs up.
They were comfortable, cute and best of all, cheap!
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