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How to Repair Holes in Socks



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You just bought a new pair of socks and they've already got a hole. What to do, what to do? Well, this article is going to teach you how to repair those holes we all find in our socks from time to time. It isn't a difficult process and it is something you could probably figure out on your own but if you'd like help, here it is. 

First you'll need some very thin thread, preferably the color of your sock that you are mending. For example you wouldn't want white thread with a black sock because it would show up. Of course, some people think that this gives a sock character and if it isn't a business or dressy sock I suppose it doesn't really matter. It might be fun to use red or purple thread for a green or blue sock. 

Next you'll need a needle. Now at this point it may seem fairly obvious as to what I'm going to tell you and that's because it is. I'd like you to sew your sock back together. It is truthfully the best way to repair a hole in a sock. Some people think that it can be helpful and can turn out well if you decide to repair the hole in your sock by using a system of patches. If you put a piece of fabric over the hole and then sew that together onto the sock. This doesn't work well and it feels funny when you wear the sock. Trust me, as a frequent sock-hole fixer, it is much easier and works much better if you go ahead and decide to use a needle and thread to put the sock back together. 

All you need to do is sew. If you don't know how to sew, then continue reading. First you'll thread your needle. This means to put the thread through the tiny little hole at the top of your needle. Then you will weave the needle in and out of your sock. You'll be going back and forth between the two sides of the sock and it's two holes. This is how you will be able to repair holes in your socks.

I hope that this article has proved very helpful to you in repairing the holes in your own socks. Remember it doesn't take much time and it isn't hard to do, you only need a needle and a thread and of course the sock with the hole in it!

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