Monday, April 7, 2014

How to Darn a Sock

Sometimes when we get a hole in our socks, what's the first thing we think about doing? We want to throw those socks away either get a new pair out of the drawer or go and buy new ones. Although this seems like the easiest solution, it is actually the hardest on the environment. According to the USA Today Article, Clothes recycling goes curbside as demand rises, 11.1 million pounds of textiles end up in the landfill each year. By mending and repairing your clothing, you can extend the life of it and save money.
      Here is my step-by-step tutorial on how to darn a sock. http://youtu.be/hV_CEHUrCDQIf you had a hole on the heel of your sock and you fixed it just by whipping the edges of the hole together, it could cause rubbing. When you darn it using my method, it will create a flat, walkable surface and you won't be able to tell a hole was there. This is a great skill to learn, especially for college students who are living on their own.
                                                                                                                                                                                           
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4 comments:

  1. I'll admit, I have never thought to darn a sock! I reuse them as dust rags :)

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    1. I use to do this as well, as I never wanted to wear a sock that had a hole in it. I would always give it to my mother to fix, but I found the necessity to learn since I will be on my own soon. Thanks. :)

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  2. Haha, I was thinking I should learn how to do this! Not because I have to much, thankfully, but just something to know ;)

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  3. Thank you, Meriel! It is definitely a skill that is good to know in case something were to happen. I have many skills that I would love to learn.

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