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I struggle to let things go. For this reason I will wear clothing within an inch of its life, even when the elastic has gone or there are large gaping holes.
With the resurgence of ‘ visible mending‘ I do enjoy giving my clothes even extra life by repairing those darn (ha-ha) holes with decorative stitching and patches.
Although, until now, I have struggled to save worn out socks with large holes. My efforts at mending socks have not been very successful.
In the past I’ve tried using standard sewing thread, and different sewing techniques to repair those ever expanding sock holes. But unfortunately they would come undone after being worn and washed.
Luckily, I have recently stumbled across an easy and decorative sock darning technique that ticks many boxes:
- effectively closes large sock holes
- still makes the socks comfortable to wear
- washes well and is a durable repair
- and (for bonus points) adds personality to your knitted footwear