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December 15, 2013

Embroidered Knee Socks

I feel like it has been forever since I've posted a DIY...

I have seen socks like these all over the place, but was not about to pay $20+ dollars for a pair.  I knew if I could find some cheap socks I could give it my best shot and I think they turned out super cute!

I picked up some knee high socks at Target that were on clearance for $1.50.  Then I headed over to Michael's and bought some jewel toned embroidery thread and needles.  I didn't know what I was doing at all when I started but I love how they turned out imperfect, gives them a neat look in my opinion.

You can basically pick your colours and just go for whatever you want.  The only tip I have is to make sure you keep the thread VERY loose, because it won't stretch and your socks will stretch a lot over your calf.  You could use an embroidery hoop to keep it pulled tight or just use your hands like I did and keep the thread as loose as possible.

Ya I know, I'm squinty in most of these pictures but I couldn't help it!

The purple thread didn't really show up in the pictures, but you can see that the socks are different.  I'll just pretend I planned that... in reality I didn't leave enough space above the one so I had to put it below. Oh well!

Scarf: Handmade, Coat: (old) Forever21, Tights: (old) Lululemon, Boots: (old) DSW, Socks: DIY
Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Lovesick, Nails: Essie Sable Collar

I have another idea for boot socks, just waiting for the time to make them! Hopefully over the break.
What do you guys think?

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1 comment:

  1. Those look super cute. I would not have the patience to make them myself. Awesome job :)