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« on: January 02, 2011 10:15:26 AM »

Ok i'm a sock horder as my mom calls me whe it comes to getting rid of socks i can't do it i have tones of socks with no mates is there a way i can use them instead of throwing them out. I would love ideas.

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011 12:16:38 PM »

There are lots of things you can do with them! Pour rice,beans, or dried corn in, tie the opening shut and you have a microwavable heat pack.
With a little cutting and sewing(by hand or machine) you can make all kinds of sock monsters and animals!
Search the toys dolls and Playthings board for more ideas.
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2011 02:19:53 AM »

cut 'em in rings, loop the rings together like rubber bands to make a long chain, then crochet...something.  a scarf?  tote bag?  what do you need?

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011 02:01:25 AM »

I used to have the same problem! Here's what I did with my old socks:

Cut off the toe and cut a small circle in the heel to make gauntlets.
Cut the socks up to make dust rags.
Cut out little squares of sock and sew them onto other clothes (i.e. graphic shirts) for a cool Japanese punk/ Harajuku look.
Cut the elastic loops off the ends of the socks to make hair elastics.
Knee socks can be sewn together and stuffed to make a draft guard.
Cut up ugly socks and use them as stuffing for other projects.

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011 04:50:20 PM »

Actually if you have fiberfil, the animals are fun to make. There are loads of books or images on the internet for ideas and construction is pretty easy.[
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011 08:28:53 AM »

I use old (clean!) socks as stuffing for other projects, once I made a draught excluder snake and filled him up with old socks, that got rid of a lot of them, I have some old socks in my pile of things-I'm-going-to-make-a-rag-rug-from pile too!

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2011 09:01:11 AM »

Drat...snake was taken (but I'll post anywho lol)

If you have any kids in the family, they do work for snakes.  My mom made one for my son for Christmas.  Used a whole sock (plus felt tongue) for the head, a whole sock sewed pointy for the tail and socked with the toes or heels/toes cut off to sew together for the body.  She found it incredibly amusing when he opened it because she made it like 11 foot long.  *sigh*  Grandparents, I tell ya...
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011 04:01:41 PM »

I took some old tube socks (the really long kind) of my fiance's when the holes got too big to darn and knotted them together to make tug toys for the dogs.  Our black lab tears through them (literally) every month or so, but they still work well while they last.
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011 09:57:48 AM »

I actually made a rug out of mine.  Kids never like to clean anyway so, I hand-stitched a bunch together so you couldn't see the stitches.  It looked like a little pile of socks but was really a rug next to the bed. It's just one of those 'fun' things that really isn't all that practical lol.
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