I’ve always wanted to make a pair of these and when I found a great deal on knee high socks I decided why not! It chilly outside and my hands are always cold during the winter. What’s great is they are easy to make and personalize! Below is my tutorial and a few examples of ones I made.
- A pair of socks
The best lengths to use are between “crew” to “knee high”. The “ankle” or “low cut” socks are too short and anything higher than the knee will be too big
- Fabric Glue
- Fun accessories to flare up your hand socks! Be creative and hold true to your style!
Step 1- Cut the foot off!
Cut the sock right above the heel. The foot part of the sock won’t be used unless you want to use them as ankle socks. The remainder of the sock will be your hand sock.
Step 2- The thumb makes an appearance
Next fit the sock over your hand how you would like it to fit over your fingers. Once situated mark where your thumb should protrude. I just made a small dot with a sharpie. Make the cut for your thumb to join his digit fingers.
Step 3- Protect from fraying
Remove the socks and turn inside out. Fit sock on your hand. To make a seamless edge and to protect it from fraying, fold over the fabric that goes over the fingers. Glue this small fold. If necessary, you may need to clothes pin while the glue dries. Also I suggest gluing around the thumb hole to reduce chances of fraying.
Step 4- Style
Once your sock is dry you can accessorize your hand sock. Add lace, flowers, patches, gems, sequins, buttons… be creative!!! Use glue that will keep a tight hold to the object and the fabric. In most cases fabric glue will work.
Do you have an old sweater that you love but just need to get rid of? Instead of using socks, use the arms of your sweater to make cozy hand socks!
Disclaimer– This is a DIY project and you are responsible for yourself if you decide to try this project. I am not liable for your actions. Always read labels for safety and proper instructions.
written by tiff