25 June 2014

Quick Darning for Holey Socks

My husband wears the thick explorer socks and due to his job gets holes in them. I used to have trouble darning them until I tried this method. Fill a sewing machine bobbin with shirring elastic and thread the top thread with normal thread. Put the machine on zigzag with the widest stitch width possible and keep going backwards and forwards until the hole is patched. At about $12 a pair for new ones this keeps them going for a while longer.
Contributed by Caroline Deguara

Darning socks is a dying skill, but one that's handy to have. I've put the step-by-step instructions for darning on my blog. Go to  Filling in a Hole (or How to Darn a Sock) for step-by-step instructions on how to darn.

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