Monday, October 28, 2013

Mend It Monday: Fixing a Sock

Happy Monday! Okay, Mondays aren't happy, I get it. But I'm happy, because my husband is home safe and sound from Europe, and my doggy is on the mend, and it's back to business as usual around here. Which means, mending!

How many socks do YOU have with holes? I have a ton.

This weekend, I decided to try mending one. I have so many scraps of knit fabric, I figured why not try?

I chose a French terry scrap, because it had a similar heft as the sock. I cut a small piece (making sure the stretch went in the same direction as the sock) and then placed it inside the sock, with the terry side facing out. Moving the rest of the fabric out of the way, I used my zig-zag stitch to secure the two together around the hole (you could also sew by hand if the hole is too awkward to reach by machine).

Patch, outside of sock.

Patch, inside of sock.

Then I trimmed close to the stitches and removed the excess from the scrap. Just to be safe, I went around it one more time, around the edges of the scrap itself.

Is it super pretty? No. But it's just a sock. And now it has new life!

Have you ever mended a sock? I'm tempted to go through my hole whole drawer and fix all my socks, now that I know how easy it is!

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