Yes, I understand that this is a very strange title for a post. But there’s a story! I had a favorite pair of socks. They were purple and grey wool in a fair isle pattern. And they were really warm and cozy. Somewhere in our travels over the past few months, one of them went missing. I haven’t been able to get rid of the remaining sock, and I finally came up with a use for it.
Introducing: the sock bracelet! I turned the upper half of my favorite sock into a cute, cozy winter accessory. It was pretty easy to make, and I really love it. You could probably get a really similar result from the sleeve of a sweater as well. It would likely fit more like a bracelet if you used a men’s sweater.
What you’ll need:
An abandoned sock. or one where the heel is wearing thin
Needle and thread (elastic thread would be best)
Small beads (optional)
1. If your sock has a band at the top that might make the bracelet too small for your wrist, cut it off.
2 Cut the the sock off at the heel, creating a tube.
3. Turn the sock inside out.
4. Tightly roll the sock from one end, using pins if you need to hold it in place to keep it tight.
5. If you find that the bracelet is getting too thick, cut some of the length off the tube and repeat step 4.
6. Sew the raw edge against the roll. If you’re not using elastic thread, make sure you stretch the bracelet in between stitches so the thread doesn’t break when you put it on or take it off. It’s easiest to sew it if you roll the seam to the outside of the bracelet.
7. Roll the seam into the interior of the bracelet.
8. Optional step: sew seed beads or small beads onto the bracelet to embellish it. Again, elastic thread would be best. But if you use regular thread, just make sure you stretch the sock out in between stitches so it doesn’t break.