Earlier this week, I decided to take it upon myself to fix my favorite pair of socks. Yes, my favorite pair. And my roommate (who has a similar sock problem) asked me how to fix them without having them get all weird and uneven.
So here is a step-by-step, pic-by-pic how-to of how to fix your socks. It's super simple and easy, though it can take awhile. Use this technique on anything you need to mend, whether it's a hole in your jeans or if you're losing the eternal battle between long fingernails and thin, cheap gloves. And please ignore my less than stellar mani.
Step 1: Put It On
Put on whatever you're mending, if possible. This makes it so much easier to see what you're doing, and you'll be able to get the proper shape and setting of your mend. It also gives you a pretty stable area to work on (though I did find my hip cramping from the odd way I had to sit!).
Step 2: Supplies
(More after the jump!)
Step 3: Vertical Stitches
Thread your needle, using about a yard of thread (more or less, depending on what you're mending). Pick a starting point (I find the top left corner works best for me) and sew underneath the edge so the end of your thread will be under the mend when you finish.
Step 4: The Mend
Step 5: Finish
And you're done!
Let me know if you try this out and how it works for you. Hopefully, the tide will turn in your Holey Sock War, though I still need to figure out where those damn solo socks are disappearing off to. It's neverending! Anyway, I hope you guys find this useful and I'll see you in a later post!