Sunday, December 19, 2010

Transform socks into warmers



When I saw these beige - gray speckled socks I knew I had to have them. They are kids' size but that was exactly what I needed for this project.


This is a simple tutorial how to transform socks into wrist-warmers.

You need a pair of socks.
Cut off the toes part.



Turn the sock with the heel part upwards.
Gather the part where the heel is, pin it and hand stitch it.



Add a decorative button.



Add some lace or ribbon.

This is important.
You have to insert a tailor's ham inside before you stitch the lace.
If you don't have a tailor's ham insert another pair of socks or a small pillow.
Something that will expand the sock. Then (hand) stitch the lace.


Your new, fabulous wrist warmers.


These also make a nice last minute gift and you can make them in less than 15 minutes.
Tomorrow I am going to share a knit warmers pattern.

Enjoy your Sunday!

32 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Gorgeous!! I love this look.

Ira said...

What an absolutely brilliant idea this is!!! Love it! I've made a similar cuff Marie Antoinette style a while back, but yours is totally cool for this time of the year. I really have to try my hand at this one! Thanks for sharing, Happy Holidays to you and your beloved ones, Ira x

by night said...

Beautiful! Amazing! I love it! Hard to imagine it is originally a sock!

Thank you also for your very sweet word. I didn't mean to complain. just needed to share something important about me. But, still, all these comments warmed my heart! merci!

Papgena Made It said...

oh lá lá!!!
Amazing!
Gorgeous!
Thank you so much for the idea!!!!

Little Treasures said...

Thank you all on the sweet comments!
:)

nowalinka said...

Wow, very pretty :)

PEACHES said...

You have got to be kidding me!?!?! These are so dang chic! To think they came from old socks....who knew?

Embarrassed to say I have never tried wrist warmers. Clearly, I'll have to change that ASAP!

Melissa said...

These are so sweet. I save socks for things like boot forms and baby legs, now I have to start looking at them for a new reason. Thanks for sharing!

Aly said...

so pretty!

im zoe said...

thet are just lovely a great DIY

Zoe
http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

Bethany said...

found this via totally tutorials. Love these ! such a great idea. would make a great tween gift.

Divya N said...

Lovely...the lace makes it very elegant

KayzKreationz said...

I love this. These are absolutely adorable. I can't wait to see if I can find some cute socks and make some as gifts. Thanks for the tutorial. Would it be alright if I featured your tutorial on my blog? Thanks.

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Sus said...

How clever is this?! I love that you gathered up the heel to "hide" it. Ingenious!

Sal said...

Sooo cute! I love these! :)
I'll have to treat myself some.

Sal said...

Thank you so much for your comment. :)
I’m really sorry about not offering an English translation in my blog. I hope you didn’t have to much trouble translating all that?
You are right, I should go see the doc and have a serious talk about pain relievers. I tend to torture myself, too, usually waiting much too long before taking ibuprofen.

creativejewishmom/sara said...

Great project Maya! Love the style too....! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling sunday, great to have you!xoxoxoxSara

Edwina said...

Really nice idea. My hands get cold when on the PC mouse in the basement. I'm gonna make some. I'm fed up making stupid sock creatures, so may as well put those socks to another use!

nouchka said...

I really love this so good idea and the tuto ! It's so romantic ! Thanks a lot !

*pixie* said...

Thank you for your message on my blog, and a big bravo for blog which I like visiting. Friendship. Xoxo

GKriszti said...

Nagyon jó ötlet! Köszönöm.
Ezentúl nem dobom ki a lyukas zoknit. :-)

tungufoss said...

This is brilliant! Love it :)

Tammy said...

This is so cute!! I've been experimenting with different things to make wrist warmers, (I don't crochet or knit, but I want some). I hadn't thought of kids socks. Thanks for sharing it. I'll have to give it a try!

Lana said...

Love this, I need to make these!

cucicucicoo said...

hi maya! a month or so ago you suggested i use some of my extra socks for this project of yours, but i'd already done some other sock wrist warmers. i finally posted about them, so figured i'd share with you. they're much less fancy than yours, but keep my hands warm anyway! http://cucicucicoo.blogspot.com/2012/01/calzini-prima-parte-socks-part-1.html
:) lisa

Miss Jenny said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the clever idea and generous tutorial! I have a friend who has vitiligo and has to cover as much of her skin as possible when she's outdoors. I'm making up a bunch of these to surprise her, she'll love them!

Jen

meijo's JOY said...

5 stars for your...love this project the best...cos...this post give me the best answer to my old socks..!

mary ann said...

Such a wonderful idea!! My wrist to almost my elbow is all scard from being on dialysis, looks like something from a horror movie. This would make a great coverup. Thank you for posting.

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

I've seen these on Pinterest and LOVE the idea! They are on my list of things I want to make soon!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Nefertiti Bee said...

Oooh whoa! I know what I'll bee doing next week! Beautiful, thank you!

Sandycroche said...

coucou
une belle idée merci Sandy

Katie Adams said...

Gorgeous! Oh my goodness, so smart! Thank you for sharing this great tutorial. I wanted to let you know that I have added this project to my What Can You Make with a Pair of Socks Round Up. If you would rather I delete your project from this round up please let me know.

Thanks and have a fabulous Day!