Shorties, footies, pomp socks…whatever you call them – they are the tiny socks that help keep your feet warm when wearing dress shoes while protecting you from annoying blisters. These little socks have grown in popularity over the past few years as our love for ballet shoes has increased. Some have even managed to use the right amount of elastic to actually STAY ON YOUR FEET while you are walking – which is a Christmas miracle all in itself. But I have yet to see many pomp socks that have the cute embellishments on them that boot socks come with now days.
I don’t know about you, but having cold feet (literally) almost always makes my mood sour. So in an effort to keep my attitude up, while having cute feet that show off a little bit more character – I decided to make my own pomp socks. Although I tend to call them footies. You say tomaeto, I say tomahto.
How to make pomp socks, embellished with lace or fabric.
Footie sock DIY
Skill level – advanced beginner
Time needed – 30 minutes – 1 hour
- Old pair of socks
- Pen or marker
- Knit fabric or elastic lace
- Basic sewing essentials
HOW TO MAKE FOOTIE SOCKS
Step One –
Put your sock on your foot, and your shoes on. Trace around the edge of the shoe.
Step Two –
Carefully cut out your traced line. Repeat for other sock.
Step Three –
Measure around the upper circumference of your sock, subtract 3 – 4″ (this will be your width measurement). Determine how big you want your embellished sock to be peeking out from the top of your shoes. If using knit fabric, then double your desired length. Cut (2) piece of knit fabric OR lace your desired length x that width.
Step Four – (*knit fabric)
Fold knit fabric in half, wrong sides together, matching up the long raw edges. Press.
Step Five –
Unfold, and match up short sides right sides together. Pin and sew. Fold again and press. Repeat for other knit fabric embellishment.
*If using lace, simply match up short ends and sew.
Step Six –
Match the seam with the back center of the sock. Pin raw edges together in the front, back, and 2 sides. Sew using a serger, knit stitch, or zigzag stitch – stretching the fabric or lace to match the width of the sock while you sew.
Press fabric embellishment up, and you are finished!
To help them stay up better – consider sewing some elastic thread around the upper circumference of the sock OR using a small strip of puffy paint along the upper heel portion of the inside of the sock.
My goodness, I have never seen so many pictures of my own feet in my life. It’s like a bad Instagram account!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…