This is an easy way to dress up your thick wool winter socks and make them more fun to wear.Â There are so many different kinds of lace and ribbonÂ availableÂ that you can really have fun with this project.
A pair of socks
Enough lace to go around the topÂ of each sock
One yard of narrow ribbon
Step 1. Â
Measure enough lace to fit around the top of each sock plus an extra two inches to allowÂ for a seam allowance and to stretch the sock as you apply the lace.Â This is to keep the top of the sock “stretchy” so it’s still easy to pull on. Â Putting right sides of lace together stitch the ends with a quarter inch seam allowance.Â
Put the wrong side of lace on top of the turned down sock cuff.Â Line it up along the edge of the sock leaving enough lace to stitch to the cuff.Â Stretch the top of the sock as you apply the lace so that the lace doesn’t bind up the top of the sock.Â If you have a stretch stitch on youÂ sewing machine use it to sew on the lace.Â YouÂ can also sew this by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine but I would recommend using elasticÂ thread.Â You can buy this at any fabric store.Â Â (It comes on a roll andÂ looks like thick thread.)Â
Using a large darning needle feed the narrow ribbon in and out through the holes in the lace.Â Tie a bow being careful not to pull the ribbon too tight.Â