Hello, dear readers! How are you today?
It was ironing day around here and while I was at it I took this pair of old and worn out socks to throw away. Then the obvious caught my attention! Why not deconstruct them and get a pattern? And also actually sew a pair of socks with a heel?
Here's how I did it:
1. Cut an old cozy sock around the fold and at the heel seam.
2. Find a piece of knit to refashion/reuse/recycle.
You can see I also matched the hems of the sock and fabric. This one used to be a skirt.
3. I cut the fabric directly around the sock pieces (did not make a paper pattern first) with a margin of 5 mm to serge. Of course, you can hand sew or machine sew them.
4. Pin together the heel pieces right sides in and serge.
Here you can see a serged heel and one turned to the right side.
5.On the long upper part of the sock mark the position to match the heel seam on both sides. I snipped the fabric a bit (over the yellow pin head).
6. Pin the pieces together right sides in and serge.
7. Ups! This pattern seems to have a problem. The heel seam falls under my heel! Which means the old socks were actually too short. Will have to adjust the paper pattern a bit (when I make it) to resolve this little issue.
8. Otherwise, it's a nice little sock.
Ehm, socks! :-)
Quick and easy project. Takes 15 minutes to complete.
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!
Have a nice and cozy evening wearing your new socks!