Sometimes the greatest things come in the littlest packages. Kid President. He is my new kid crush, in the best possible way. Not only is he adorable, but this smart little cookie speaks truth into our every day lives. With a following of over 1 million people on YouTube, I am sure you have already seen one of his messages by now. His popularity has gained so much, that my daughter came home from school this past week talking about a kid president video she had seen in class. (That alone gets a hallelujah and an amen, that they are showing kids in school kid president videos – something they can RELATE to and LEARN from!)
Kid President is using his popularity, at such a young age, for good. He is giving back to his community, and to those in need. To whom much is given, much is expected. And kid president gets that, or at least…his parents do.
Now, I am not nearly as popular as Kid President. But I do know that WE can make a difference.
We are an army of faithful seamstresses, that can make a difference in the community around us with the talents we have been given. If you are like me, you have an over-flowing pile of thrifted clothes sitting in a corner somewhere. Of clothes needing to be mended, of clothes with holes in them, or things that you just haven’t been able to bring yourself to part with…yet. Now imagine you can make a DIFFERENCE with those clothes. In under 10 minutes, you can make a pair of socks for someone in need. For someone whose feet might go cold this Winter without them. They don’t need to be pretty, they simply need to be warm.
Here is an old upcycled sock tutorial I posted nearly 2 years ago showing you how. All you need is an old sock to use as your template to get going. I even revisited the step-by-step photo tutorial and made a pretty graphic for today’s post…
- Lay your sock out on the fabric, with the front center of the sock on the fold. Pull down the toe area of the sock, making it as straight as possible. Make sure you are using a knit fabric with a lot of stretch, with the stretch of your fabric going from left to right.
- Cut around the sock, adding seam allowance along the top and back edge. For the toe area, add an additional 2″ seam allowance.
- Fold sock right sides together, and sew outer curved edge. Fold down the top edge towards the inside, and hem or sew around using a stretch or zig zag stitch.
- Lay the sock flat so that the back seam is on the top center. Press to seam flat, and sew a line across. Trim seam.
- Repeat for other sock so that you have a pair of socks, and not just one :).
For a more in-depth sock tutorial, you can visit HERE. As well as see other ways for making the sock without the seam on the bottom center of your foot. This is simply to get you going, and show you just how easy it can be to sew a pair of socks for someone else! They don’t have to be pretty, they just have to be warm.
Go ahead, make a difference.
Kid President says so.