How to: Bobby Socks

Karen here, from The Bald Dragonfly.  I’ve got a quick tutorial on how to dress up plain socks into something cute and unique! I don’t often get to make things frilly and fun as I have two boys of my own, so the little gift today will be going to my cousin’s daughter.

You’ll only need four items to complete this project: a new pair of socks and one foot of  May Arts Elastic Plaid Ruffle. I’ve used purple: 359-34-05), along with a sewing machine and matching thread.

To begin, uncuff the sock and fold the ¼ inch of ribbon onto itself. The edge of the sock should meet the start of the ruffle in the ribbon. Stitch the ribbon to the sock, pulling to stretch both the sock and ribbon as you sew the ribbon around the perimeter.

To finish the trim on the sock, fold ¼ inch of the ribbon under and stitch to meet the beginning on the ribbon. Cut the excess ribbon.

Fold the sock cuff over to reveal the ruffle! How cute is that! Since most socks come in sets, you can embellish the other socks with different Elastic Plaid Ruffle Ribbon! May Arts offers seven different colors to choose from!

Blog post by: Karen Baker


  1. AliceW.

    such a cute gift idea! thanks for sharing, Karen!

  2. Lisa L.

    so cute and easy!!!!  I makes me want to redo all of my little girls socks! hehehe!

  3. NWFlamingo

    How sweet!

  4. Kristie Maynard

    These are adorable! When my daughter was little I would have loved to dress her in these, now at 22 I don't think she'd go for them, but they are so darn cute!!!

  5. Amy Jones

    Very cute.  Love this idea.

  6. Charlene

    I have done this and love them…thanks for the great pics.

  7. Sharon Gullikson

    What a cute idea. Since you have offer so many different colors, a mom could make those to match many different dresses.


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