It is a perfect baby toy and definitely on my to do list now.
Hello readers of Delia Creates! This is Jessica from Happy Together. Isn’t it so exciting that she’s having a baby? And that the baby is a girl?!?! I have two girls myself and love it. In fact, one of them is still pretty small. I decided to share a project that benefits her play time.
I had a pair of socks with little animals on them that were so cute and fun for baby since she is loving her feet right now. I decided to make some more socks similar to them for her.
These are basically appliques from old stained onesies with crinkly plastic inside. Then they are sewn on the sock to be worn during playtime.
As you can tell by the pics, the girl just didn’t want to do anything but try to get her crinkle toes when she had them on!
Not even big sister coming up on the bed to play distracted her from the task at hand.
Let’s start with what you will need. Grab some clothing with appliques or graphics that you like. Make sure they the “picture” is big enough for this. You don’t want to put something too small on these socks just in case baby was able to get it off (ps….speaking of that, I recommend that these be worn when supervised if concerned about it coming off).
Then cut out the “picture”, making sure to leave as much room as possible around it for sewing. Also, make sure to cut out another piece of the clothing for the back. So for one pair of socks, you should have 4 pieces.
Place the back piece down right side up and place the “picture” piece on top wrong side down. Then sew around the image, but leaving a space large enough to turn the piece right side out. I tried to sew as close to the image as possible.
Then turn them right side out.
Next, grab some crinkly plastic. I used some “trash” from food items we had. Just don’t use sharp plastic, ok? If those sun chip bags are still very loud, they would work great! lol
Cut the plastic into small pieces that will fit inside and stuff it in.
Then turn in the sides of the opening and sew around the whole crinkle piece with a small stitch so there is no way this thing is coming open.
Then place it on the top of the sock and sew in place. If sewing by hand, make sure to sew it on super good. You could also use the sewing machine to tack it in place at a few spots. Another thing is you could even use some fabric glue right on the middle bottom, put it on the sock, then once dry, tack it on around the edges. Fabric glue is no joke! Trust me. I’ve used it plenty of times only to realize I would like to remove what I glued. I have never been able to get anything off that was glued with fabric glue.
Isn’t this so fun? I like how using existing appliques makes it look so professional. I just know my baby is going to love having a pair of these.
Thank you for nesting with me today Jessica!
Fabulous idea! One question: doesn't the plastic melt when you put the socks in the dryer?
nest full of eggs says
super sweet project ~ love that it's repurposing !!!
& what a precious baby 🙂
Lynette @ My Craft Discovery says
um those are so cute! I absolutely love the idea. Another instant gratification project: perfect for nesting. For a boy, cars and dinosaurs would be so fun too!
What a great idea.
Love this, too bad my next one is a boy and all I have are girls clothes. I will have to get creative.
Loving your nesting series! Thank you for doing it. I think I am going to need to re-name a pin board on my pinterest account "if I have another baby or if one of my siblings make me an auntie projects" I am getting so many great ideas here.
oh my heavens, she is just way to cute, and the socks, well they are brilliant!
Happy Together says
XOXO!!!! Thanks for having me 🙂
Bernice: It hasn't with mine, but our dryer kind of isn't the best when it comes to heat (the joys of renting ;). But, if you think it could happen, just let them air dry. They are so small it really wouldn't take long for them to air dry at all. I air dry most of the baby/kid clothes and all anyways to help it last longer.
Delia, are you not showing full posts in google reader from now on?
Nancy's Couture says
What an awesome project!!! I'm sure it keeps baby busy for long periods of time. I have friends with small babies I will be making these for! Thanks for sharing :o)
I absolutely love these! They are adorable and really clever 🙂 I will be making these for my 3 month old soon. Thank you for sharing such a cute project!
I was wondering about drying them with the plastic too. But this is a really cute idea! My son is obsessed with his feet right now!
carol cox says
great idea! and if you don´t have any stained onesies – i am Granma and don´t have any – scraps from fabric stach will do or clothes from garage sale.. just make sure they are clean first…