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…)
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!
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.
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.
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)
- Sewing machine