For a lot of us, winter has come, and so has the time for socks and stockings. I have created a simple tutorial for you to make your own. Just pick fun, colorful, stretchy fabrics, and with my simple directions, soon enough you will have a collection of wonderful socks and stockings to match your BJD’s every outfit!
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- Pencil (not pen)
- Sewing needles or sewing machine
- Prewashed t-shirt, knit fabric, or stocking material (8×8 to make stockings, 8×4 to make socks)
- Thread (color matches fabric)
Create the Pattern
4. Add (1/4-inch or 6mm) seam allowance to the bottom of the foot, heel, calf, and sock cuff.
Tip: If you add too much allowance, and the sock is too loose, you can tighten it by re-sewing the seam later. If the sock is too tight because there wasn’t enough seam allowance, you have to start over.
Repeat this process for the second sock.
5. Sew the seam along the bottom of the foot and back of the leg. Don’t sew the cuff opening shut!
- Straight stitch looks better for small socks. The zig-zag stitch is more elastic and forgiving.
- Match the type of needle with the type of fabric.
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