14 comments on “A Simple Way to Make a Pair of Doll Socks for Your Doll from a Ladies Sock

  1. Love this. My granddaugther is always needing socks and undies for her doll. You make it look, sound so easy. Great instructions.

    • Thanks Sandee. Have you tried my underpants pattern? If you have an old t-shirt or some knit fabric in your stash, it’s a quick and easy pattern to make up. Otherwise, I will be sharing Peggy’s tip on making underpants from a ladies sock in a coming blog. Happy sewing, Rosie.

  2. Rosie, I have used the socks to make a, strapless dress, using the top of the sock for the top of the dress and so far have just left the bottom frayed, I get my socks from the 99 cent store and I also buy baby t-shirts and use them for doll shirts and have the binding I need for neck and sleeves. I also made a pair of leggings from 1 of sheer knee highs, but I made my seam on the inside of the legs. Lots of fun, Gail

  3. Ann Tillotson on Jan 20, 2013 2:04 am | Reply

    I loved the tights from ladies socks and somewhere I saw the directions for socks. I make them the second way described and I am so excited to be able to make socks the color to match my dolls dresses! My 8 year old granddaughter made a pair too! I too get my socks from dollar store. Haven’t sewn since getting your DVD course as I am helping a friend volunteering for meals and transport to chemo! But I will send pictures when I once again get to my sewing machine. Ann keep the tips comIng!

  4. Dianne Dunsford on Jan 20, 2013 3:11 am | Reply

    Thank you Rosie for sharing Peggy’s patterns for tights and socks. I can’t seem to find knee high ladies socks here. I am going to the USA next month so I will try there. I have bought so many pairs that have not been long enough, now I can use them for making doll socks. Thanks again. Dianne

  5. peggy.stirling@ns.sympatico.ca on Jan 28, 2013 6:38 pm | Reply

    Hi Rosie,
    Just thought I would share a discovery I found online recently about belts for dolls. Someone suggested that you can get the most trendy and fashionable belts at the dollar store. Just go to their pet supply department and buy some really cute dog or cat collars to fit 11″ necks.
    Anyway, I just came back from our local dollar store and bought 28 belts that are fantastic. Lots of jewels, and really interesting prints and designs. Since I am in Florida now for the winter I don’t have my sample doll with me, nor do I have a sewing machine here, but I know these “belts” will look great with many of the outfits I have sewn and plan to sew once I get home in the spring. Anyway, I was so excited with my discovery and purchase I just had to share it with you all.

  6. Hi Folks,

    Enjoy reading your tips, and love Rosie’s!! Starting Feb 10. I will be making doll clothes for my doll and also for my Grand daughters Maplelea doll Taryn. Have already made some, and love designing new patterns from old ones. I am struggling how to make shoes and boots, as not sure when reading the instructions what some of the terminology means (for supplies).

    Is there a place in Canada does anyone know to buy small zippers for doll clothes? Right now I use velcro. I use used clothing to make outfits or small pieces of fabric my friends give me. I will post some pictures later, if I can figure out how to do it.

    I would like to learn to knit some hats, sweaters, etc also. (I do knit, not sure of reading a pattern).

    Love the idea about the belts…will be going to the pet dept at our dollar store, and 2nd hand shops. I am really excited on starting these outfits…..thanks again…your tips are encouraging!!!

    Are we allowed to give out our email address on this blog???………………..Marian

    • Thanks for the lovely comments Marian, it is great to see you enjoying my patterns and blog. Zipper that Doll is an online store and has small zippers for dolls – I mention it in one of my earlier blogs ‘Rosie answers your question about Velcro’
      We would love to see your photos when you get the chance, simply email them to me and I will include them in a future blog.
      Regarding adding your email address to the blog, for your own safety I would prefer you didn’t include it as there is no protection on who can see it and therefore who can contact you….sorry Marian. There is no reason why you cannot share sewing ideas through this blog as then we all benefit from each other.
      Look forward to hearing from you again soon.
      Happy sewing, Rosie

  7. peggy.stirling@ns.sympatico.ca on Jan 30, 2013 3:49 am | Reply

    I live in Halifax, NS and have ordered zippers from zipperthatdoll.com. The prices were excellent and I ordered about $50.00 + worth of zippers and thin velcro. They arrived really quickly and there was no duty or other customs problems with my order. They also have little stops to put on the zippers if you want to cut these really short ones to an even smaller size. I highly recommend this web site. Their thin velcro is definitely a must for doll clothes as well.
    As far as the shoes and boots are concerned I googled shoes and boots patterns for 18″ dolls and got all sorts of great ideas, information, videos and instructions. Much of the foam pieces are available at Michael’s Crafts. I don’t know where you live but it is possible that you will be able to find one of their stores within a reasonable distance. If not, I think you can order from them online. Their different kinds of foam pieces are great for doll shoes and boots. Of course a glue gun is a necessity for many designs as well. Pretty well anything and everything you will need to know can be found online if you google it.
    Good luck with it. I hope you do send Rosie some photos of your finished pieces. I’d love to see them too.

  8. Just used this to make a pair of tiny socks for my daughters madame Alexander huggums doll that is impossible to find clothes for. There will be many more pairs of socks made. Got 2 socks out of the top portion of a single toddler sock. Thank you and thanks to Peggy as well.

    • So glad to hear you used this tip from Peggy and that it has solved a problem you’ve had. Yay! Thanks also for letting me know. Happy sewing 🙂

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