Wednesday, January 13, 2016

DIY LACEY BOOT SOCKS



One of my granddaughters sent me a photo hint as she often does of those lacey boot socks we are seeing everywhere but when I started pricing them they were running anywhere from $15-$25 a pair-I don't know about you but that is a great big nope for me.

Finding nice boot socks sure wasn't as easy as I thought it would be to put lace on either. I looked through several stores before I found the right ones at Sam's Club and when I went back for more, they were almost sold out. I only bought one pack of four pair to try and liked them enough to keep them for myself with no intention of putting lace on them but a week or so later the socks were almost gone but I got 3 more packs for the girls.

I had to buy lace when there wasn't enough in my collection. I bought several rolls of 3 yds. each at Joann's thinking I should be able to get 3 pairs out of each roll.

My calculations turned out to be a little short. Two pairs were completed from one roll and then the first sock from the third pair when I discovered there wouldn't be enough for the second sock so had to unsew the lace on the first sock since, of course, there was only one roll of that lace. So, it takes a little more lace than I had anticipated. It's a good thing it wasn't too pricey. 

For the socks you will need:
almost 1 1/2 yds. gathered lace per pair of socks
buttons [optional] 

Use a zigzag stitch and stretch the top of the sock as the lace is sewn on.

Here is a quick video just in case my explanation is clear as mud:



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