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« on: April 19, 2009 12:09:14 AM »

so, i'm a very active person, and i put my socks through hell

alot of my socks have a random hole in the sole or heel, and ive been meaning for awhile now to take them all out and buy a dozen more pairs or so of new ones =)

all white/white and grey socks, and i just want to have some use for them, other than sockpuppets or rags =)

any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009 10:20:45 AM »

dog toys?  i used to have a roommate with a dog who loved socks.  any kind.  every time i'd do my laundry and then find a sock w/ a hole in it, i'd donate it to rocky who was happy to take it off my hands Smiley  i'm sure he didn't even appreciate the fact that i washed it first. 
i kind of miss having him around to donate my holey socks to.....

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009 08:15:41 PM »

Here's a couple of really cute ideas, if you like critters.

You could also do something like this, if you know how to crochet.

There's a search button at the top of your screen.  I did a search and came up with these three.  There's like 67 pages of ideas.  I know it's a lot to wade through, but it goes pretty fast if you just look at headings.


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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009 09:12:24 AM »

Not sure what kind of socks you have but if they're tube or crew, you could use the tube parts to make a scarf. I did this with my fiance's old socks. I cut all of the tubes off, then I dyed them in tea, taking them out at different intervals so that some where lighter and some were darker. Then I sewed them all together by inserting on into the next first, pinning, and then sewing. I should have done them by hand, it would have come out better (it was very thick). It turned out pretty cool and actually only half of the people I showed it to could tell they were socks.

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009 04:37:21 PM »

cut the legs into 1 inch circles and loop them together to form a long easy to weave with weft.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009 11:03:07 AM »

Fill them with rice and make neck warmers.
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009 12:07:13 AM »

I just sew baby mittens from socks.
Cut of the ankle part. Turn inside out (make sure the pictureis in the middle when the tube is pressed flat). Then just sew a curved seam along the cut edge. You can add elastic to the wrist or sew two socks together to make them warmer (and hide the seam inbetween them.

I also fixed a pair of baby nightie (a kind of overall) with a pair of socks.
The feet parts were full of holes, so I cut them off. Then I cut the ancle part from ribbed socks and folded the bottom half in to make it a double tube (like what you have in shirt sleeves - I don't know the word). The I just sew the tubes to the legs of the nigtie. Good as new Smiley
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009 08:45:40 PM »

Depending on how much of the sock is not destroyed and if you have any other socks you are willing to sacrifice, you might want to look at the "Stray Sock Sewing" books.  There's two of them, and they're both really neat books.  Even if you do not use the patterns in the books, they're great for inspiration!
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