Project one: baby socks. After getting a lot of grief both from grandpa ('his feet are cold! if he gets a cold I'll chase you all the way to the land of black snow!') and from numerous of his friends we ran into during our outings ('his legs are blue!'--they were not, really), I decided it wouldn't hurt to wrap his tiny little feet in something warm, and so get some peace of mind. However, the socks I had bought for him were quite small and tight, and as I am a big proponent of freedom--I've never seen a happier bunny than my naked little baby flailing arms and legs in the air on the changing table!--I wanted something loose and comfortable. So here's what I did:
1. Find an old T-shirt--colour not important.
As my sewing machine is not very good with elastic fabrics, I needed some fabric with a finished edge. How about an old T-shirt?
2. Lay the T-Shirt on a flat surface and cut the socks.
I laid the T-shirt on a flat surface and made sure the bottom edges of the front and back sides are aligned. Then I cut the first sock--simply a rectangular shape with a round edge--and then used that as a template for the second sock (see pictures below). Note that each sock consists of two pieces of fabric, one from the front and one from the back side of the T-shirt. I made them about 10cm long, but they could be longer.
|Cut first sock. As simple as that.|
|Lay first sock on the fabric and cut the second piece--this way they will be the same size.|
|Here are the socks, four pieces of fabric right sides together.|
3. Sew around the socks.
Now, right sides together, sew around the socks and turn them over. Ready!
I have to say, they are not as easy to keep on (Iasonas kicks everything off and away) but they are comfy and soft, and hell of a lot easier to get on and off than conventional socks!
Here is our model :)