My mom knits me socks. They are awesome. But the socks from her first batches may have been a tad too small... and I may have worn holes in them. I know that it takes A LOT of work to make them, so when they became unwearable, I couldn't throw them away. I added them to the pile of clothes made from good fabric/patterns that I don't wear anymore that are stashed in my craft room because I know I can use them some day....
That "some day" was this week, when my little one looked me in the face and said "Craft, mama?" I almost died of happiness.
The (clean) socks are almost felted, because of being washed so many times, so when I cut them open to make useable fabric, it didn't unwind.
This is what I did:
1. Made heart shape from magazine paper as pattern.
2. Pinned to flattened out sock. Cut 2 hearts out of sock material, using pattern as guide.
3. Put Right Sides together and pinned.
4. Sewed around 3/4 of heart.
5. Turned right side out.
7. Hand sewed shut.
8. Gave to baby to play with. :) :) :)
This took less than an hour.