25+ Things To Do With Old Socks

What can you do with old socks? Most of us have lonely, mismatched socks or a few socks with holes. Check out what to make here!

Updated October 10, 2022
25 Things To Do With Old Socks

There are so many reasons to love old socks crafts: it's resourceful, inexpensive, and easy to make. Plus, who doesn't have a drawer full of single, mismatched, or holey socks?

This page of 25+ Things To Do With Old Socks provides innovative and fun ideas for your unwearable socks. So, if you're wondering what to do with old socks that have piled up, look no further!

How is it that we all have socks go missing after random washes? That sock eating monster that lives in all of our washers and dryers will not win when we have these awesome DIYs out of socks.

This page includes both easy sewing projects and some no-sew projects, too! No matter your skill level, you won't have any problem finding a fun and creative way to spend an afternoon, all while using up your stash! It's a great way to go green without a lot of effort.

So, whether you're looking for holiday projects like snowmen or skeletons, a stunning scarf or gloves that no one will guess was made from used socks, or a sock animal to gift to your little one, there's a sock project for you.

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Sock Snowman Crafts

Making a sock snowman is one of the most popular things to do with old socks. It's a fun project for both adults and children, requires very little or no sewing, and allows for so much customization. Think of all the buttons, markers, fabric, and additional elements you can use for your cute little snowmen. More stashbusting! Plus, you can make a whole bunch of these little guys to display during the winter season.

Sock Animals to Sew

Who can resist cute animals? Even better when you can upcycle old socks. Use stripey socks, fun colors, or keep it simple with solid sock colors. Whatever look you want to go will work for any of these "furry" friends. Below, you'll find classic monkeys, owls, sheep, giraffes, sloths, dogs, reindeer, and even bonus skeletons at the end. It's an interesting zoo of creatures and we think you'll have trouble narrowing down your picks.

Wearables From Upcycled Socks

The socks with holes may not work for your feet anymore but that doesn't mean you can't still wear them! This section has so many creative uses for old socks including scarves, gloves, bracelets, slippers, baby bloomers and leggings, doll socks, and even the trendy thrifty face mask you can make in minutes! It's amazing what you can do with old socks.

Useful Crafts Using Socks

One more set of things to do with old socks and this time it is accessories that will help you out in different ways. Simple sock cozies for your phone or other electronic gadgets, a pet bed, donut toys for kid playtime, and a reusable sweeper cover that will save you money and additional trips to the store. All brilliant upcycles that will provide help in your life.  What a fun way to go green with your sewing!

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