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14 Clever Ways to Reuse Old Socks


Who doesn’t have some mismatched socks lying around? How about holes in your socks? Instead of throwing them away, upcycle them into clothing refashions, toys and home decor. Here are 14 clever ways to reuse old socks that I know you’ll love! {squeal}

These old sock projects include fingerless gloves, leg warmers, coffee cozy, coin purse, rug, stuffed animals, sock rug and so much more.

14 Clever Ways to Reuse Old Socks

The women I’m featuring today have mad crafting skillz! You won’t believe the cool stuff they’ve made.

Easy Sock Crafts

14.  Finger-less Gloves Made from Old Socks.

We Lived Happily Ever After 
Learn how to make fingerless gloves the easy way by recycling old socks! No Knitting or Crocheting required. You don’t even need any yarn. All you need is an old pair of socks, fabric scissors, needle and thread and minimal sewing skills. Find the tutorial here.

13. DIY iPhone Armband.

The Art of Doing Stuff


Follow this clever tutorial to turn an old sock into an iPhone or iPod armband. It’s really easy to make, and great for working out or pushing the stroller around! See the instructions here.

12. How to Convert Socks to Leg Warmers.

Tonya Staab


Have a pair of knee socks you’d like to refashion? In 10 minutes your little lady can be stylin’ some new leg warmers! Find the step by step tutorial here.

11. Easy to Make Boot Cuffs.

Rustique Art


Don’t throw out those old socks! Just add a few buttons, and sew up the bottom edge to make fabulous boot cuffs. These would make a really inexpensive gift idea! Find the tutorial here.

10. How to Make a Sock Bun.

Seven Clown Circus


Buns have become a stylish hair-do these days.  You can put them up high, down low or off to the side.  This fantastic video tutorial will show you how you can make this beautiful bun using a mismatched sock.  Your hair will appear fuller and you don’t need any bobby pins. Find the tutorial here.

What to Do with Mismatched

9.  DIY Homeopathic Hot Packs.

Lil Blue Boo


This pint-sized heating pad is perfect for little ones with growing pains. They can heat them themselves in the microwave. Socks are filled with rice and are super simple to sew up.  You can also add some essential oils for a little aromatherapy. See the step-by-step tutorial here.

8. Swiffer Reusable Pad.

One Good Thing by Jillee


Put an old sock to work to save you money on the one-time use pads, by creating these reusable swifter cloth pads! Easy to make using this tutorial found here. Use, wash, repeat!

7. Sock Coffee Cozy.

Diana Rambles


These cup cozies are so adorable and so easy to make! Pair it with a coffee/latte cup and a coffee shop gift card and you have yourself the perfect gift. Find the tutorial here.

6. Baby Sock Coin Purse.

Repeat Crafter Me


Make a cute little coin purse using this easy step-by-step photographic instructions. Would make a great gift for a friend or for Mother’s day. Find the tutorial here.

5. Sew a Sock Snake.

Grosgrain Fab


Here’s a super easy craft you can do with any age of child or make it as a homemade toy for a birthday party or Christmas stocking stuffer. See here for detailed instructions.

4. How to Sew a Sock Monkey.

Craft Passion

@ CraftPassion

Download the free pattern to make your very own sock monkey.  The pattern includes the eyes, ears and pattern for drawing the sock. Find out more here.

3. How to Make a Stick Hobby Horse.



Bring back memories from the “good ol’ days” with a cute homemade toy that can be made using things you may already have around the home. Perfect even if you don’t have a sewing machine, you’ll just need a needle and thread. This would make a lovely gift for a young child! Find out how here.

2. Make a Sock Snowman.

Use an old sock missing it’s mate to make a snowman. It’s an easy no-sew project that anyone can make.

Sock Rug

1. Rug Made from old Used White Socks.

Making Do with the Not So New


Upcycle old socks into a gorgeous braided rug. Find out here.

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We’d love to see YOUR old sock projects!  Be sure to upload them to your craft room.  {squeal in delight}

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