I have acquired (rescued) a fair amount of used knitted hockey socks (like leg warmers). They were on their way to the trash and of course I thought there must be something that could be done with them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
How about cutting the foot part of the sock off and oversewing the edge. Add some funky fringing to the top and use them as leg warmers.
Or cut off the foot, turn and sew a hem under thread elastic through, make a hanger for the top and use this to store plastic bags.
Hope this helps.
Could you attach them to mittens, so that they are long glove sleeves for the winter cold? Attach them to a t-shirt and make sleeves.
Are there homeless shelters where you are? Though it is very warm now, in a few months it will start to get colder. And colder! Donate all of them (well, save a pair to make leg warmers) and help keep a homeless person warm this winter!
Here's some of my ideas...
* collect them and take them to the senior centers for those who have poor circulation in their feet and legs. They are usually loose enough to keep from cutting off any circulation plus keep them legs warm and comfy - if they are too loose add velcro strap on to adjust as needed
Craft ideas ...
* make a scarf out of them and of course for gloves just pick a matching solid color. This would make good gift. Just add fringe on end, beads whatever else appeals to you.
* stuff them sew ends to make travel neck pillows.
* sew them to a sleeveless top to add color and style.
* try making turtle like neck thing with those that are stretched out of shape - I done this once and worked as I was able to pull it up over head (made a hood) and over part of face when it was freezing out but not for long.
* one thing I do is wear them on my arms so if I get too hot they are easy to remove in a work place no one will think your weird they will be surprised and think cool what ddid I do with those leg warmers from the 80's / 90's.
* try making a couple of mini purses with it. Just stretch it a little cut in half sew one of the ends together the one you cut is best. Add handle/s you fold the fabric over the handle and sew it on. Handles sold are at crafts stores or just take one off your other purses. Sew on a button and make a loop thing and you can close it. Don't forget belt buckles make great latches and are colorful. Don't forget the emblishments too.
* you can just slip them over an arm rest say in a mini van, makes it a good cover and protects them from wear.
* how about stuffiing them with old panty hoses then add some beans for weight to make a draft thing that you put next to a door or window.
* make a stuff toy doll I think you can figure that one out pretty easy.
* this is cool and fund for kids make a snake puppet. Sew one end closed in a shape of the face or head rather, then just add tongue and eyes. Next let the arm do the slittering.
* makes a good cover over a wine bottle for a gift just add the emblishments like a ribbon or two.
* makes good golf club covers.
I am sure you will have others to share their ideas, enjoy living frugal you save tons for retirement or at least a vacation.
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