Monday, January 17, 2011

Old Socks = Central Vac Hose Cover

My husband thought I was crazy because I've been rescuing his worn-out socks from the garbage bin for the last few years. Well, now I'm getting a central vac system installed in the house, so I made a Hose Sock.
I know it's nothing fancy, but it's a project and that's what my blog is about. Even humble projects like recycling old socks get a post here!
If you have old tube or crew socks with holes in the feet, making a hose sock is easy. Cut the tops off at the ankle (where the ribbed part ends) and sew them all together in a strip. Sewing elastic on the two finished ends helps them stay in place. I needed 25 pairs of socks to make this tube for my 30 foot hose.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Inside Pockets for a Tote Bag

After making 3 bags (2 were given away and 1 is for sale in my Etsy shop) it was time to write down the measurements of the inside pockets, instead of figuring them out all over again each time I make a bag. 
This is what works for me and hopefully sometime soon I can blog about a bag that I've made for myself!