Oh My Socks! I Have to Save Those!

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Sometimes, socks needs new life!

Never happen your socks needs some patching? Me too. But what if it’s too late for a patch?
Well, i will show you what to do with some unused socks with a breath of new life!

1. Take your socks and make sure to trim the mat at least 10 cm.

2. Mine was 15 cm. which was perfect to put my pocket camera inside.

3. Now that you have the sock trimmed, give it to your mother. She knows how to stitch and close one end ;)

4. Here is one end of the sock stitched. Now your sock-pocket is done! The more socks you have, the more colors you can choose! I use them to carry in my bag a pocket camera, and one lens for my SLR without them getting scratched!

Hope this is useful! And remember, never throw away used socks!

written by yayoboy on 2013-02-14 in #gear #tipster #socks #italia #yayoboy #tipster #lens #camera #handicraft #tutorial

12 Comments

  1. dida
    dida ·

    with my grandma's help i have done exactly the same :D

  2. yayoboy
    yayoboy ·

    @dida these socks are really useful!

  3. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    I've been using old socks to protect camera and radio equipment for years. Always a good idea.

  4. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    @clacli!!

  5. ikia2034
    ikia2034 ·

    good idea. . . . :) Thanks for sharing.

  6. clacli
    clacli ·

    Anche io Lo faccio :) ma senza tagliare il calzino

  7. stouf
    stouf ·

    I've started doing this about 3 months ago, and I felt very smart. So here it is: you are very smart! : )

  8. yayoboy
    yayoboy ·

    @clacli io ho dovuto tagliarli per forza perchè erano bucati xD

  9. yayoboy
    yayoboy ·

    @ikia2034 thanks!
    @stouf thanks, but you were smarter before me :D

  10. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    Great idea. Thought step #3 is hilarious if you knew my mother!! :'D I really need to learn some basic stitching...!

  11. yayoboy
    yayoboy ·

    @saidseni some stitching skills are always useful :D

  12. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    haha - very funny because I use my socks to protect my camera's when I travel. They are perfect for the spinner ;)

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