Everyone has heard of people losing socks almost daily. There are dozens of stories, and dozens of solutions as to what you can do with those old socks. After finding dozens of mismatched socks myself, I have been able to come up with some pretty fun and interesting solutions as to what you can do with those socks. Try some of the fun projects below. You will find that those old socks which once annoyed you are now actually saving you some money.
1. The first fun and creative way to reuse old kids socks is to turn them into gloves. I’m not saying that you stick your hand in them and wear them. You can actually cut the seams and sew a few pairs together to make a whole new pair of gloves for your children. The first thing that you will need to do for this project is measure your child’s hands. Write down the measurements and start to cut up a couple of the mismatched socks. Depending on the size of your child’s hand you may need to use several socks. Once you have cut the socks in half you can then, use sewing pins to pin the pattern of the glove together. To get started you may find it easier to use your child’s hand as the model. Gently lay your child hands on one of the gloves and wrap the sides around and pin them so that they fit comfortable. Add another piece of glove as you need them. Be very careful with the little fingers, so you don’t poke your child. When you are all done pinning the socks together around your child’s hand you can then start sewing it together. Just follow the outside pins and when complete turn them inside out so that the stitch is on the inside. You now have a brand new pair of unique winter gloves for your little one. You can also have your child help you to sew them together. It is a great way for little ones to learn to sew.
2. The next creative way to use those socks is by making a kids scarf. The fun thing about the scarf project is that you can make it as long or as short as you want. It really just depends on how many socks you have to work with. The different colors really make the scarf look unique. You can begin by cutting all of the socks in half. Next you can pin them in the pattern that you want. Make sure that the length is long enough to fit around your child’s neck in the winter. Once you have pinned all of the pieces you can start to sew them together. This is a fun and very easy project to do.
3. Another creative use for those old socks is to use them as clothes patches. It is very easy for children’s clothing to get worn out and get little holes in them. This can even happen during the washing process. For clothes that they wear to play in or sleep in you can easily patch them using old socks. You can just cut out the piece that you need to cover over the hole and your old shirt or pants are all patched up. Since your child is just using the clothes to play in and sleep in you don’t have to worry about the colors.
4. Last but certainly not least is a dog sweater. That’s right you can actually turn those old socks into a warm and comfortable dog sweater or shirt. You can easily cut up the socks and sew the pieces together. You will need to take your dogs measurements so that you know how wide and how long to make the sweater. When you are done measuring you can cut the socks in half, pin them and start making your sweater. With pets I have often found it best to make the sweater larger than the measurements so that you can comfortably get it on them.
Why not try coming up with your own creative old sock ideas. Remember socks don’t have to just be used for dusting. Socks have dozens of creative and fun uses, that will save you money, and provide an enjoyable activity.