How to Make and Rock the Fanciest Pair of Socks Ever
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How to Make and Rock the Fanciest Pair of Socks Ever

Post holiday blues got you like :( ? Come January, when we’ve returned from traveling, have attended all the holiday parties, had all the festive cocktails, danced to all the greatest songs of the year and given and received all the fancy gifts, it can feel like there’s a lack of things on the calendar. Don’t despair! Fill your time with a DIY that you’ll want to wear out on the town to keep the party going. (That’s two evenings filled!)

January is the time for fresh perspectives and to reinvent or revamp your style for 2017. Put a little pep in your step with something a little different like these super glam DIY socks. Pair this fancy footwear with heels, loafers or your fave flats for a look that’s chic AND lets you keep a little bit of NYE style in your wardrobe.

Materials and Tools:

Instructions:

  1. Make a pattern and cut the pieces out of cardstock. We used one large, abstract shape (think butterfly wing) and three small teardrop shapes.
  2. Cut a section of black fabric. You won’t need much material — about 1.5 x 1.5 feet will be great!
  3. Cut the flexible interfacing fabric the same size as the black fabric.
  4. Follow the instructions on the interfacing packaging and fuse the interfacing to the black fabric with a warm iron.
  5. Fold the fabric in half and cut your patterns out so you get two mirror-image pieces in each shape.
  6. Take your precision fabric cement and create a base design and pattern with your multi-color sequins. We used gold, pewter, blue and pink! You may want to use tweezers for the sequins for more precise placement.
  7. Once the fabric cement is dry, add more dimension to the appliques by stitching more sequins on top of your base design for a layered look. We used gold thread to match our gold sequins :)
  8. Add gold beads around the edges for some variety. Then, voilá — your appliques are finished.
  9. Let all the fabric cement dry before applying the appliques to the stockings. Place parchment paper inside the socks to keep them from sticking together on the inside.
  10. Use fabric glue (or a hot glue gun on a LOW heat setting) to apply the appliques to your stockings. Press firmly.
  11. Add some optional elastic trim to the top for some additional flare and you are ready!

Make a pattern and cut the pieces out of the cardstock. We used one large, abstract shape (think butterfly wing) and three small teardrop shapes.

Cut a section of black fabric. You won’t need much material — about 1.5 x 1.5 feet will be great. Cut the flexible interfacing the same size as the black fabric. Follow the instructions on the packaging and fuse the interfacing to the black fabric with a warm iron.

Fold the fabric in half and cut your patterns out so you get two mirror-image pieces of each shape.

Take your precision fabric cement and create a base design and pattern with your multi-color sequins.

You may want to use tweezers for the sequins for more precise placement.

Once the fabric cement is dry, add more dimension by stitching additional sequins on top of your base design for a layered look! We used gold thread to match our gold sequins. Add gold beads around the edges for some variety.

Your appliques are finished! Let all the fabric cement dry before applying the appliques to the stockings.

Place parchment paper inside the socks to keep them from sticking together on the inside. Use fabric glue (or a hot glue gun on a LOW heat setting) to apply the appliques to your stockings. Press firmly. Add some optional elastic trim to the top for some additional flare and you are ready!

These are some seriously glam socks!

Pop them on under some shoes that won’t steal the show, and be sure to wear pants that you can roll up to show off the design. Better yet, pop on a gold skirt and pretend it’s NYE again!

Whether you’re making these the statement piece of your next fashion-forward party outfit, wearing them to the office or to dinner with friends, these sassy, sophisticated socks will make you feel as good as you already look!

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DIY Production and Styling: Hayley Bramble

Photography: Tory Putnam

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