reuse toe socks arm warmers
I love toe socks and have quite a large collection but due to years of wear and tear a few have developed holes in the toes and heels making them difficult to wear comfortably. I love how they look but didn't want to scrap them so one cold winter's night I was inspired to reuse a pair of socks to keep my arms nice and warm. You can use these instructions on any pair of socks.
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You will need to find scissors that will cut through the fabric of your socks. Fabric scissors work best. If you think your socks will fray, if you want to add a deocrative trim to them or spice them up in your own fashion, or if your socks have holes a sewing needle and thread will be needed as well as scrap fabric to make a patch for the holes.
Once your patch is the size you need place it on top of your hole and sew it to the sock. For a prettier appearance you can turn your sock inside out and line the edges of your patch with the edges of the hole so the seam will not show on the outside of your arm warmer. Or if you're like me and just don't care you can sew it on the outside. I suggest using a whip stitch but other stitches can work too. I used a pin to hold my patch in place while sewing.
Now you are free to hem the raw edge of your arm warmer and add decorations to it as you see fit. I liked mine as is so that's how I wore it. And you're done! I find that wearing them with the elastic band on my arm keeps the arm warmer from sliding down past my wrist.
Enjoy having warm arms while not wasting good socks!