Sock Top Totes

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Teeny, tiny ones. Draw string bags, actually. Reminiscent of the little sacks with Gold Mine Bubblegum Nuggets inside. Remember that? Ahhh…maybe you’re too young.

If you suffer from cute-sock-addiction, then it is likely that you also have a hard time just throwing them away when your toe starts to poke out the top–or your heel is bare. I mean, seriously–the cute part is still cute, right? Of course right. So here’s one really fun, EASY answer and a great gift idea at the same time!

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Cut off the adorable tops…

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Turn them inside out and sew a sturdy zig zag stitch across the bottom.

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You can even assembly line the process and do a bunch at once.

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Turn the sock right side out again and make a VERY small snip in the top casing. Make sure you are using a sock that actually HAS a folded over casing or this won’t work. Most of them do, but you may want to check first.

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Now, using a small safety pin, guide a shoe lace or cord through the casing, around the whole top and back out the same hole.

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Tie a knot in the cord and–DUDE–you are finished.

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Well, except for the filling it with candy…

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or gift cards…

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or incredibly expensive jewelry part.


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I guess I need to “get me a husband” for that last part.


7 Replies to “Sock Top Totes”

  1. What a great idea. I am loving this one and so easy. Thanks for the great ideas.
    Merry Christmas!!

  2. Seriously, I made 6 of them in like 10 minutes. It took longer to thread the sewing machine than it did to make them! My problem will be in giving them away. Luckily, there are two of each.
    Merry Christmas to you!

  3. I love it!!! So much fun! I should make them for the cute little people in my world… and fill them up with candy!!! So awesome!!! I like things that aren’t too much sewing… I’m still a noob in that department!

  4. Love this idea! I blew out the heels on a favorite pair of socks a year ago and did’t have the heart to throw them out. Now they are the most adorable little pair of sacks! lol

  5. Oh, I’m soooo glad! We just love them at this house and I sometimes wonder if we’re wearing socks out on purpose so that we can the cutest little sacks out of them. haha!

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