Repair Week – Old Socks to Hand Warmers

It’s day 2 of London Recycles, Repair Week and do we have a treat for you. Today the super creative Handmade By Holly has the perfect up-cycle idea for old socks. Yes, you heard right, old socks. Check out the video below and the easy 5 step guide. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get creative!

This is a super easy upcycle turning some old socks into cosy hand warmers. All you need is some thick socks, a needle and thread and some extra detailing you’d like to add, this could be buttons, beads, lace, embroidery thread etc.


  1. Cut off the toes of the socks so your hands can fit through.
  2. Fold the sock at the heel and snip off the point. Only cut off a bit as this is where your thumb will go through.
  3. Set your machine to a zigzag stitch and sew a lettuce hem. Remember to pull on the fabric so you get the ruffle/lettuce effect.
  4. Cut and measure the fluff to size and sew on by hand.
  5. Hand sew on the beads to add on the final finishing touches!

This is a great way to repurpose your old socks and would make a great present for someone. Get creative!”

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