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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Scissor Sock Tutorial

Hi all!
I've had so many request from friends for these scissor socks that I wanted to share the tutorial with you. I've been sick for a while so this tutorial is well over due. This will be my first sewing tutorial so I hope it's clear enough :) Feel free to make you own or for friends or family, but please don't use it for commercial purposes or make them to sell. It is after all not my pattern. So let's get started :)


You need:
2 pieces of fabric with different print
Interfacing (with ironing option on one side only)
Cord
Ribbon
1 button 
Beads
Cutting mat and ruler
Rotary cutter and scissors
Some sort of circular template (I use a small plate)
Needle and thread

Cut the fabric and the interfacing to a rectangle of 9x12.5 inches (23x32 cm). Decide which fabric you want where, this will influence the next step.

Use your circular template to round one corner. The fabric you want on the top and bottom of your sock will have the top let corner rounded, the fabric for the middle part will have the top right corner rounded. 

Iron the interfacing onto your 'top' fabric, in this case the pink. 
Cut the corner to size if you haven't already (I prefer to iron the interfacing on first before I cut it exactly to size).

Put the right sides together and pin, leaving about a 4 inch gap on the longest side. This will need to fit your hand when turning it inside-out

Don't sew all the way through! Mind the gap.

Cut all three corners like in the picture

And 'fray' the rounded corner. This will help getting the curve into shape properly.

Turn inside-out and press. 
Make sure you get all the corners are square as you can, and the curve as round as you can. Press the fabric in the gap for easy sewing.

Close the gap. This side will be hidden so if the line is not perfect no one will notice.

Press again. 
Place the fabric on your ironing board with your chosen 'top colour' facing up.

Fold the top right-hand corner over to where the curve on the left starts.
Press.

Fold the bottom left-hand corner tightly over to the other side.

Fold the remaining corner back onto itself, finishing the sock.

Cut about 7 inches of cord and choose your beads. The length of the cord already incorporates the knot that you will make.

Make a knot on one end of the cord. String both beads onto the cord. Make a second knot at the other end of the cord. Your result should look like this.

Fold the sock open, and hand sew the cord with the beads onto the sock, about an inch above the lowest point into the centre part between the folds.

I normally just loop the thread around it a few times and once or twice through the cord the ensure it stays put. Try to keep the stitches fairly close to each other as you will see these on the back.

Once you have sewn on the cord with the beads, refold the sock.

Using a matching thread, hand stitch the sides of the sock together. Start with the longest side by hiding the knot of your thread on the inside of the fold.

I use an overcast stitch to do this. I like the result it gives as a running stitch would be too hard on this. Sew all the way down until you read the cord.

Do the same for the other side.

Cut 5 inches of ribbon and get your button ready.

Fold the ribbon and sew it onto the middle top part of the sock, about an inch from the top. Sew the button on top of the ribbon, hiding any ribbon ends.

Your finished sock will look like this.

Ready to be used!

I LOVE these, I made a few for friends and I keep getting asked for more! I totally take this as a compliment on my creation skills as well ;) 

4 comments:

  1. LOVE these little socks MJ - such a great idea, and lovely clear tutorial too!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  2. What a pretty way to store sewing scissors! It looks like a great scrap buster too.:)

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  3. Super cute! Love the idea and the fabrics you used! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have an awesome week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  4. That's pretty cute! Thanks so much for linking!
    Isabelle

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