Winter socks with lace and ribbon


This is an easy way to dress up your thick wool winter socks and make them more fun to wear.  There are so many different kinds of lace and ribbon available that you can really have fun with this project.


A pair of socks

Enough lace to go around the top of each sock

One yard of narrow ribbon


Step 1.  

Measure enough lace to fit around the top of each sock plus an extra two inches to allow for a seam allowance and to stretch the sock as you apply the lace.  This is to keep the top of the sock “stretchy” so it’s still easy to pull on.  Putting right sides of lace together stitch the ends with a quarter inch seam allowance. 


Step 2

Put the wrong side of lace on top of the turned down sock cuff.  Line it up along the edge of the sock leaving enough lace to stitch to the cuff.  Stretch the top of the sock as you apply the lace so that the lace doesn’t bind up the top of the sock.  If you have a stretch stitch on you sewing machine use it to sew on the lace.  You  can also sew this by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine but I would recommend using elastic thread.  You can buy this at any fabric store.  (It comes on a roll and looks like thick thread.) 


Step 3.

Using a large darning needle feed the narrow ribbon in and out through the holes in the lace.  Tie a bow being careful not to pull the ribbon too tight. 


About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.