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Making Frilly Socks with Eyelet Trim

Hi everyone! It’s Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios, and today I am getting “girlie” with one of my current May Arts obsessions – eyelet trim! Quite honestly, I ordered some of this trim on a whim and I cannot get enough of it. I have used it on cards, on scrapbook layouts, for embellishing jars, and even for gift wrapping. I love it! And today, I get to share with you my favorite application yet – frilly socks (no –not for me, although…)

Making Frilly Socks with Eyelet Trim

You would not believe how easy these are to create. One of the keys is to pick up the right kind sock – you want ones that fold down, but only once. I have to admit that it took a bit of searching for find just the kind that would fold down once and only once, so I took full advantage of my find when I did!

Making Frilly Socks with Eyelet Trim

For these socks, I used the 1 Inch Eyelet Trim Ribbon – 447-1-01 White. To create them, all I did was fold the socks up and then pin the eyelet trim in place, stretching out the sock as I went around (this creates the gathered look, and also creates the “give” needed to be to put on the sock). I started the trim at the back of the sock so the seam would be where the calf is, leaving about ½” to be able to create a seam once I was all the way around. I then took a quick run around the trim and sock with a zig zag stitch on the sewing machine continuing to stretch out the socks as I went, and then finished off the seam at the back by running a straight stitch to connect the two ends of the trim.

Making Frilly Socks with Eyelet Trim

And that was it! I had all three pairs done in less than 20 minutes and I saved a bundle of money. Instead of $7.00 a pair, the whole set cost me less than $5.00. It’s a really simple idea, but with spring and Easter just around the corner, I really cannot wait to make a few more pairs for my two little girls. After all, it probably won’t be long before frilly socks are a thing of our past.

Making Frilly Socks with Eyelet Trim

Thanks for stopping by!

By Karen Hanson


Other Supplies Used:

  • Pair of single fold-over socks (or two or three pairs while you are at it)
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine


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  1. Amante del Papel

    look so pretty, great idea!


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