Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweater Socks


Anyone else cold this winter?  Brr.. the past few nights have been s-s-soo c-c-c-old-d...  I used to work outside and had no problems with working in the middle of the cold winter, like -35 Celsius, and was fine.  Now I'm SUCH a wimp in the cold.  Aren't you supposed to get stronger with age?  I'll blame it on the fact that I'm protecting the little ones in the cold by staying indoors and using car starters.  Ha!  
Let's move on shall we..?
So the tootsies have been cold.  Slippers work marvelously.  But if you're away from home, some warm sweater socks will do just the trick!  


The best part is that they`re SO easy to make and quick enough that your feet should be warm in a matter of minutes!

What you need:  
an old sweater (in fact, you only need the two sleeves)


Slip the sleeve of your sweater onto your foot.  Be sure your sweater is INSIDE OUT first!


Figure out where you want your sock to end.  I don`t really like the feeling of really long socks, so mine cut off at mid to low calf.


Now pin along the bottom of your foot like this.


Carefully slip it off your foot and sew along the pinned line.  The toe part is a little difficult to sew, just try and round the toe off otherwise you`ll get elf socks!


It`s a little difficult to see the sewn line, but you get the idea.


You can try it on your foot to be sure it fits fine and if so, go back and sew a zig zag stitch just below that line.  You could also cut and serge the edge or do all three.  Sweaters tend to unravel, so zig zagging twice would be fine, too!


Then cut below the stitched line.  This is what you`ll get.  Looks a little silly now, but it`ll work, I promise!


 Flip it right side out and try it on again.  That`s all there is to it!  Now make one for your other foot!


Now you got yourself some sweater socks!  Yay!  Sweaters for your feet! 


After wearing them all day, they worked great!  They lost a little bit of shape.. like a teeny bit.. probably like a regular cotton sock looses shape, so it was successful!  And NO unraveling!


If you like a folded cuff, that works too!



Enjoy and keep warm!!  

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35 comments :

Patti said... Best Blogger Tips

Haha - cute idea!

Denise Burton said... Best Blogger Tips

waaaaaaay to cute!!!!

addietx said... Best Blogger Tips

Is the seam uncomfortable to walk on?

Carmen said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty cool...ur, um, warm...hehehe.
Thanks for linking up at RoCa....

Carmen
www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

ter@waaoms said... Best Blogger Tips

I just pinned this.... for future reference when I learn how to sew! :)

folkhaven said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea! I hate having cold feet!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Patti Thanks!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Denise Burton Thanks, Denise!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@addietx Honestly, no. I thought it would too, but after wearing them all day, the sweater was soft enough that the seam was hardly noticeable. If it was a thicker or itchier sweater I think it might be bothersome though.

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Carmen Ha! Thanks, Carmen!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@ter@waaoms Nice! Hope you learn soon, it's really easier than it seems (at least I thought so)! Thanks!! :)

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@folkhaven Thanks! Ditto! My feet are always chilly!

Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

How clever.. thanks for sharing..

MissMOE said... Best Blogger Tips

Neat idea!

Shiloh said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooh, those look so warm! I always wear two pairs of socks, so these would be fantastic.
Shiloh
everydaygameplan.net

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said... Best Blogger Tips

I love how you thought out of the box! Love it =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
Beth =-)

Heaven's Walk said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute cute cute! LUV this idea! I know what I'll be doing next week with all my old sweater sleeves! lol!

xoox laurie

Danielle said... Best Blogger Tips

so this is like totally amazing! I have a sweater I could do this too. I am so pinnign this! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said... Best Blogger Tips

Too funny and creative! Love your refashions :) Thanks for linking up to diy diva thursdays this week :)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said... Best Blogger Tips

This is great, I have some many sweaters I can use this for. Love working with sweaters, and will definitely be making. Would you please post this at Sunday's Best at 4 pm today. Got to share this idea.

OhioMomPatriot said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never worked with sweaters, but this has inspired me. I can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing!

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anne Thanks, Anne!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@MissMOE Thank you!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shiloh They are nice and warm. Hope you make some too!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) Thanks for stopping by, Beth!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Heaven's Walk That's great!! Thank you!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Danielle Thank you, Danielle! So glad you like them!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kara @ Mine for the Making Thanks, Kara!!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer Thanks, Cathy!! And thanks for the invite!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@OhioMomPatriot Yay!! That's great. Thanks!

Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Carrie Thanks so much!

Danielle said... Best Blogger Tips

I just wanted to let you know I featured you today over at Blissful & Domestic. Hop on over and grab a button!

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Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said... Best Blogger Tips

Right after the holidays I will be making myself a few, glad to know they don't hurt to walk on I was wondering about that. Thanks for joining in on Sunday's Best and sharing your creativity. PS = following you, hope you follow back.

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