Apart from housemaids who support their lives by repairing socks, the average person does not know how to sew socks properly. But what if one of your favorite socks has a hole and you can't separate it? So it's good if you read this article.
Part 1 of 2: Choosing Your Preferred Yarn
Step 1. Select sewing thread
You will need yarn that is similar in color and thickness to the sock fibers. You can also use a darker color for the horizontal stitches and a lighter color for the vertical stitch. If you have dark socks, using white yarn will help you see more easily what you've done. The same goes for white socks with dark threads. It doesn't have to be so similar--unless you're a model of the shape of the feet, not many people will see your feet covered by socks.
Step 2. Thread on your repair needle
It's called a repair needle, but it's really just an ordinary old needle. You may need to thread the needle with one or two strands of floss, based on the thickness of the sock. As you may have guessed, for thick socks you will need to use a thicker yarn (or two strands of regular yarn.) Tie at the end of the yarn. You'll start by sewing from the inside of the sock to the outside so that the knot you make is inside the sock.
Step 3. Put the sock on top of the dark egg
This Darning egg is a small, oval-shaped piece of wood that helps push the fold out of the sock so you can see where the hole is in the sock. You can buy it at a craft store.
If you don't have a dark egg or don't want to buy one, you can use anything as long as it's round. A tennis ball can be used just like a light bulb, as long as you are careful. You can use your other hand--insert your hand as if you were wearing your foot. This is the last resort that makes repairing your socks a little difficult
Part 2 of 2: Fixing Socks
Step 1. Cut off the torn edges
Use sewing scissors to cut out any tangled threads or threads stuck to the holes. Make sure that you don't cut so much that the hole gets bigger.
Step 2. Push the needle through the sides of the hole
Now you will sew by sewing the stitch on the other side of the hole. Sewing is the most basic technique of sewing. All you need to do is move the needle and thread up through the inside of the sock and thread the needle back in and out of the sock, then make a stitch to the right and pull the needle up and out of the sock again.
You can also sew with a seam for a few rows up and down both sides of the hole. Doing this will strengthen the seam to close the hole and strengthen the thread around the hole (which may be very thin and almost self-piercing.)
Step 3. Repeat your stitches
You will need to trim your stitches and cover the holes, repeating until the holes are covered with parallel stitches.
Step 4. Now sew perpendicular stitches with parallel stitches (optional
) Making a stitch that is perpendicular to the stitch you made earlier strengthens the patch that is basically made of thread. Weave your stitches in and out with the previous stitch.