A Super Easy Tutorial on How to Sew Socks

Sew Anastasia
by Sew Anastasia
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1 Hour

In this super easy tutorial, I'm going to show you how to sew socks. This fun DIY makes sewing socks simpler than ever. So, without further ado, get your materials together and let's make a pair of cozy socks!

Tools and materials:

  • Thread
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Snips
  • 4 piece pattern that you can get here
  • Fabric
Fabric for DIY socks

1. Let’s talk about the fabric

I am going to be using a purple sweater knit fabric, but you can use any fabric that has a bit of stretch to it.

You need to be aware of how the grain lines and the stretch works so that you get the perfect dimension. I will list more tips later on.

How to sew DIY socks

2. Make the pattern

Download your pattern and cut it out. As you can see, mine is on cardboard and your pattern will probably be on printer paper- that’s totally fine. As long as you have a pattern to work with!

Cutting out pattern for DIY socks

3. Cut out the fabric

Lay the pattern out on your fabric, and let's double-check our grain lines. Make sure the stretch is going across the pattern on the skinny side. The band should be laid out lengthways, as shown.

The fabric is stretching across the pattern, and the grain lines run through the fabric, lengthways.

Cutting out pattern for DIY socks

Grab your rotary cutter or scissors and cut it out.

Cut-out pattern for DIY socks

You should have two of everything.

Marking the notches

4. Mark the notches

Grab your chalk and mark the notches. Go ahead and mark on both pieces. This is indicating where we need to sew the heel. Remember to flip it over and mark the other side.

Marked fabric for DIY socks

5. Use the serger

Now that everything is ready go ahead and use the serger. If you don't have a serger, don't worry! You can use the zigzag stitch too.

The first thing you are going to sew is the bottom and the back top together. Place your fabric right sides facing, and make sure to line up the little notches. Then, sew the pieces together- notch to notch.

Placing the toe curve on the top of the curve

Next, grab your front sock and place the toe curve on the top of the curve, as shown. Next, start from the top and serge all the way around the entire sock.

Tip: When you get to the heel part you just serged in the previous step, fold it to the side so that it doesn't get caught.

Making the top band

6. Sew the top band

Now that the sock is somewhat complete, there's just another step to do, and that's sewing the top band. Take your top band, fold it in half, right sides together and sew the edge.

Folding the top band

Next, take the tube, fold it wrong sides together, and that way, you have the right sides facing out.

Assembling sock and top band

Now, attach the band to the sock by layering up all three layers and lining up the side seams accordingly.

Next, sew the layers together, and keep lining up all your layers as you stitch around the circumference.

Completed DIY sock

7. Repeat the process

Don't forget to sew the other sock, because there's no use in just one sock, right?

How to sew socks, DIY socks

How to sew socks

And here they are, a lovely pair of socks that you made yourself! Thanks to this tutorial, sewing socks has never been easier.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, leave a comment down below.

How to fold socks

Want to learn the best way to fold socks? You may want to check out this tutorial on How to Fold Socks: 4 Easy Ideas + Storage Tips!

Suggested materials:
  • Thread
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
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