With the holidays just around the corner, I’m hustling trying to get gifts made. Hand made gifts are something I truly enjoy to not only make, but to give. But I tend to get carried away and end up having to figure something else out at the last minute….after already spending the money on the first idea. At this point I frantically search for scrap buster patterns that seem meaningful. Something that I can give someone that they will appreciate and use. This year I’m skipping straight to the scrap buster.
The ‘90’s socks by Made for Mermaids are the perfect scrap buster! It has options for ankle, crew, and knee length….FOR ALL SIZES!! That’s right! You can make socks for the whole family and all your friends with this pattern! Who doesn’t love homemade socks?!
The Polartec fabric from Phee Fabrics is perfect for these socks! It’s a breatheable lightweight fabric that will keep your feet warm and wick moisture away. I used the scarlet Polartec powerdry for the sock and circular knit for the bands. I hate when my socks slide down but the circular knit works well to prevent that. If you had some supplex scraps lying around, that would work great too. You could even put some puffy paint on the bottom to make them not slippery.
Let me tell you, these socks are perfect!! They are warm but still breatheable and I can wear them with my sneakers! I will definitely be making more. For all those reading this that get gifts from me….act surprised!