I love rainy days. They are the perfect excuse to stay holed up inside doing crafts for hours on end. Yesterday we finally got rain, which I took full advantage of to finally make these cute and easy lace trim ankle socks!! They are so soft and absolutely adorable on + super inexpensive!
Lace trim (purchase at any fabric store)
Fabric Dye (purchase here)
White socks (I purchased mine here)
Pot (purchased from a thrift store)
1. Fill an old pot up about three to four inches full of water. Put in on the stove on high heat until the water is hot, but not boiling.
2. Put about 1/4 cup of the dye in the water and stir. Wet your socks under cold water and submerge the bottom three-fourths of each sock into the water! Let them stay there for 10 seconds then pull the socks out so that only half is submerged.
3. Continue to stir the water for around 2 minutes. Pull out the socks so that only the tips are in the dye. Continue to stir the dye and keep the socks until the tip (or toe) of the socks are to your preferred darkness.
4. Hand wash, rinse, and dry your socks!
5. Pull the sock over a mason jar, that way when you sew your lace on you can still put the sock on! (Had to learn that from experience- lol)
6. Tuck the lace inside of the sock, so the desired amount is peaking out.
7. Sew the lace trim on using a whip stitch at the base of the lace trim. For easier application, put the sock on the mason jar inside out and secure the lace using fabric glue!
Rock em' with booties and a cute dress, or solo for lazy days at home!
Let me know what you think of this DIY in the comments below!