Upcycle a Sweater to Make DIY Cozy Sweater Socks


There’s nothing—and I mean nothing—I love better in the winter than hanging out on my couch with a cup of hot tea, reading a good book, and wearing something cozy. This year I was a little low on cozy socks, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and upcycle a few old sweaters into some delicious winter sweater socks to wear around the house. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill socks, guys. These are gonna be your go-to, beyond cozy, perfect winter around-the-house sock champions. Let’s do it.




  • old sweaters with long arms (Head to the thrift store if you don’t have any in your closet!)
  • scissors
  • sewing machine and thread


Step 1: Find some old sweaters that have bitten the dust but still have good strong, long arms.


Step 2: Cut off the arms of a sweater, as long as you can make them. (It may seem too long, but you can always make them shorter.)


Step 3: Turn the arms inside out. On the unfinished cut end, sew a wide zigzag stitch in a gentle arch to follow the line of your toes.


Step 4: Trim away the excess of the sock toe as close to the zigzag stitch as possible without letting them unravel.


Step 5: Turn the socks right side out.


Step 6: Grab a cup of something hot, pop your socks on, and snuggle up on the couch!

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