DIY: VELVET SOCKS

Get cosy on the couch on New Year’s day in these velvet socks. Because if you’ve got to be hungover, at least you can do it in style. NUÏ explains how to make them yourself.

THE FABRIC
We used a Nicky Velours stretch velvet.

MATERIALS
• Fabric: Nicky Velours – 50 cm
• Thread
• Pattern tracing paper
• Drawing supplies

PATTERN
Measurements for velvet socks: sizes 37-40

Pattern piece 1: bottom of foot
Pattern piece 2: top of foot
Pattern piece 3: front of leg
Pattern piece 4: back of leg

Attention: all pattern pieces include a seam allowance of 1 cm! You can find these pattern pieces here.

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Cut the pattern pieces out of the pattern paper and pin these to the fabric. Pay attention to the direction of the grain because of the stretch!
2. Cut all of the pattern pieces out of the fabric in mirror image. Sew a zigzag stitch all the way around the edges of each pattern piece.

Tip! Stretch the fabric while sewing to make the seams slightly elastic. The stitch length is always 2.5 and the seam allowance is always 1 cm (unless stated otherwise).

3. Lay the short side of piece 3 against the shaped curve of piece 2 with the right sides matching exactly. Pin into place at point A and B. Then sew into place.
4. Lay piece 1 and 2 with the right sides and the points matching exactly. Pin into place from point A to B. Then sew into place.
5. Place the curve of piece 4 against the edge of piece 1 that has not been sewn yet, with the right sides matching exactly. Pin into place from point A to B. Then sew into place.
6. Lastly, pin the longest sides of piece 3 and 4 with the right sides matching (on both sides). Then sew into place.
7. Make small nicks in the seam allowance, perpendicular to the stitch and right up to the stitch at all the curves (points, ankle and heel).
8. Make a rolled hem of 1 cm x 1 cm along the top edge of the sock and sew into place with a decorative stitch at 0.8 cm from the edge (stitch length 3.5).

And you’re finished!

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