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    what to do with old socks?

    so i have a strong sentimental attachment to many of my socks. in some cases, my mom and my sister have matching pairs and it's a fun silly thing we do. what can i do when they get huge holes in them? is there any kind of craft i could use the little remaining fabric for? is the fact that they're elastic too much to overcome when trying to cut and sew pieces for quilts, etc?

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    Ooo! Ooo! go look at this guy's site:

    stupidcreatures.com

    It is like giving your socks another incarnation!

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    Hey, they *are* pretty stupid in a cute way!

    How about making drink cozies with the socks? A friend uses a plain old army sock for a water bottle insulator. I'd bet a cute argyle or a holiday themed sock would be great. She uses the foot too, but a lot of cozies are just a sleeve with no bottom. You could cut the bottom off if that's where the holes are.

    And then, with bottom cut off, how about stitching the ends of a bunch of socks together so you have one very long tube? Maybe like a scarf? Or stuff it with wood chips or batting for a draft dodger

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    you could learn french darning and fix them :)

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    You actually could quilt them,maybe using them in an applique would be more practiacal?Or sew the good parts of the tubes togatehr and make sock animals.

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    You could probably quilt them and avoid the elastic thing by backing them interfacing. (I recently re-discovered how amazing fusable interfacing is.)

    I like the drink cozy idea....I have some socks with holes too....

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    great ideas - the interfacing might be perfect. there's also an iron on fleece stuff i could use that would make it really sturdy. and i love the idea of making a draft protector. god knows the houses in san francisco have no insulation on their own.

    and would you believe i actually did try to fix them? but they were so uncomfortable i had to give it up.

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    I can believe you tried to fix them, I have one pair of monkey socks that i love, so my mom reweaved the toe out of thread...moms are great :)

    jt

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    hee hee - i don't know what it is about socks. maybe because i wear my favorite pairs at least two or three times a month, depending on how often i do laundry. i just get really attached to 'em!

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    Maybe you could sew a bunch of them together and stuff them to make a draft dodger for a window or at the bottom of a door?


 
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