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« on: March 31, 2008 06:32:01 PM »

I thought this might be a little hard to explain for a topic sentence, so bear with me.

I have a pair of knee-high blue socks that I have to add a white stripe to around the top (and a cross too, but that's not a problem really since it's on the front of the sock). I thought I could initally do this with ribbon and hot glue, but I ran into a problem when I realized that while the sock will stretch to fit around my calf, the ribbon will not.

What can I do now to make sure that the stripe will fit my leg? Should I try sewing on more ribbon with elastic? Make the "ribbon" out of a piece of elastic? Paint the stripe on?

Should I include pictures? I hope you guys get what I'm asking and can help me out here. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008 07:11:56 PM »

Tape the outline of the stripe and paint, let dry, put the sock on, and you might have to paint again.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008 09:12:18 PM »

I bet the colored elastic would work! 

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 05:13:59 AM »

Use a band from another cheap pair of socks and sew it on (cheap socks aren't much more expensive than ribbon). 

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 05:44:26 AM »

Use a band from another cheap pair of socks and sew it on (cheap socks aren't much more expensive than ribbon). 

^^^This sounds like the best idea to achieve a nice-looking pair of socks that fit and stretch in the proper places.  Just be sure to use a stitch that maintains the stretch in the fabrics (no straight stitches).  Good luck!

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