DIY embroidered socks

sokken01socks4-2socks6 February is such a cold month! Shops are already selling their spring collections, but buying a blouse or a pair of sandals at this time of the year can be quite disappointing, since there is no way that you will be able to wear it anytime soon… So focus on something cosy instead! Take a pair of thick socks to keep your feet and ankles warm and decorate them with something that reminds you of spring!

socks2Embroidering is really easy. If you can use a needle and thread, you can also make these socks! Decide what design you want to embroider. Are your socks very thick and fluffy? Then we recommend to use wool. You won’t see the embroidery very well if you use cotton. Scroll down to see how to do some simple stitches.

socks3Stitch 1: French knot

We used french knots for the centre of white flowers (see picture below, right).

Step 1: Begin by pulling the needle and thread through your sock from the inside. 

Step 2: Hold the string taut and place the needle in front of the floss

Step 3: Wind the floss around the needle twice (or once if your floss is very thick) while holding the needle still

Step 4: Push the needle through your sock close to the exit point. Do not re-insert it into the same hole, because your knot will go all the way through and disappear. carefully tug the floss all the way through the fabric until a knot forms. Easy peasy!

socks5-2Stitch 2: Split stitch

The split stitch was used to make stems (see picture above, right).

Step 1: Pull the needle and floss up through the fabric and create one straight stitch.

Step 2: Next, bring the needle up through the center of the stitch you just created and make an new stitch about the same length as your initial stitch. Repeat.

socks4We used these two simple stitches and the basic backstitch to create our embroideries. Combine them to make your own design, like these cute bumblebees. Good luck!

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