Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Let's make Halloween Socks!
I love holiday socks, (especially the the dollar store variety)not just for myself but also to make doll socks with.
You do really need a sewing machine to make these work but if you can use a zig zag stitch then you can make socks like these. I did a post on making socks in January where I reviewed the tutorial found at http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2009/12/easy-doll-pants-socks-hat-scarf.html
While this is not an original idea of mine I still think showing you how to make these is worth showing over again.
The first thing to do is buy a pair of socks with a Halloween print, the smaller the print the better the socks will be for the dolls. You get two pairs doll of socks out of one regular pair.
Start by turning a sock inside out.
You will notice that the pattern is usually on both sides so you want to make sure that these will be visable on your dolls legs, so make sure to have them out of the way of your stitching.
You really just eye the stitches and try to stay as close to the middle line already in the socks and as you get to wear the sock heal is you will start to round your stitches to create the heal and toe section for your dolls socks. Go slowly!
When you have sewn one sock repeat the same steps and create a mirror opposite sock. Then carefully cut out your socks, turn them inside out and try them on your doll.
Then repeat on the other sock for another pair.
You can make another pair to keep or gift to a friends doll. This would be a great addition to any Halloween Party Loot bag or treat bag and would make a great supervised party craft.
These festive and fun socks make any doll outfit even more fun!
I will do a pair of Holiday socks closer to the Christmas Holidays and share them with you all again there. Untill then here is a teaser!
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