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Is there a way to mend socks?

Ellis in Tacoma, WA
Oct. 16, 2017

I never learned how to fix socks. Is there an easy way to mend socks?

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I always used an orange down in the sock and use semi heavy thread. Eorks great!! They are worth saving!

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Why? Just buy fresh and possibly a better brand. 

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Vicky in Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 29, 2018

yes, if you are good with a needle and same thread as the socks. If they are thicker use thicker thread and so one. the Easiest way is to use a ball inside the sock (like the elderly used to do) possibly a hard one, and create an intersecting weave, like on a loom. Hard to explain without visual. Kinda like a spider web, first north and south, then weave through from east and west direction. This is how my grandma taught me.

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No there is no easy way . You have to thread a needle and mend it.

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Hello, You can turn the sock inside out and sew the tip. If you can't do that, then you can get fabric clue and mend it that way.

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Mend as in sewing up holes? Or are they stretched out at the ankel? Holes can be fixed with your basic sewing of in and out

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Yes! The best way to do this is to get a tennis ball, needle and thread. Thread the needle, stick the ball in the sock where the hole is and stitch the hole together with the needle.

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User in Allen, TX
Oct. 16, 2017

Yes , I don't know if its easy for you ,but you get a darning needle and some yarn, preferebly the same color as the socks and you get a smooth ball or darning egg and you start darning your sock.

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I've never even tried to mend socks. If you try something that turns out to be easy let me know!

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I am not good at sewing at all.

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User in Fishers, IN
Feb. 7, 2017

you can put a tennis ball down inside the sock which helps when you start sewing them closed

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So cheap nowadays...just purge and replace.!

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