For some reason, when I think of sewing clothing, socks never come to mind. Socks have always seemed firmly on the knitting side of the craft world, but it's not true! I've recently starting sewing up a few pairs of socks for myself, and it is so incredibly easy!
I don't remember how, but I recently stumbled upon the Gubbins No-Show Socks pattern by My Golden Thimble. It's simple, uses a small amount of fabric (apparently Gubbins actually means "scraps") and best of all, is free!
I used some scraps leftover from sewing up a drapey t-shirt for this first pair, along with some fold over elastic that I'd picked up from Recraft a few years ago. The construction is super simple, just two bits of serging followed by putting the elastic around the top.
The pattern is unisize, and I'm sure it does require some tweaking for people with very large or small feet, but they fit my size 9 feet just fine. I will say, I had my doubts about the fit. I tried them on before sewing on the elastic, and they seemed so small that I doubted they would stay on my feet. But I finished them anyway, and I'm glad I did. They fit, and they stay on my feet, even though they are the most no-show of the no-show socks I've ever worn. These yellow shoes have given me trouble before, with still showing my no-show socks on the sides, but not with the Gubbins!
This pattern is definitely going to be getting a lot of use with my scraps. And I'll be that super cool person who secretly matches her socks to her outfit. (and mask, and underwear)
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