Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Uses for Old Socks

Crafty Green Boyfriend finally got his special office chair delivered to our flat a few days ago so he can work from home more comfortably. Once we managed to manoeuvre it through the slightly too narrow living room door, we noticed that one of the arm rests was starting to crack. I realised that it would be quicker to make a cover for it than to order a new arm rest so I pulled an old sock over the arm rest, secured the elastic round the back of it and then cut and sewed the toe end of the sock round the front of the arm rest:


It looks okay and will prevent the armrest cracking any further.

It's always worth keeping old socks, you never know when they may come in useful.

The next repair challenge is to make a cover for the seat of another chair, I hope to be able to share the results of that soon, but it will be a more challenging project.

6 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

What a great idea and re-use of material. Have a great day!

Jeff said...

A quick and good fix!

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Rabbits' Guy said...

I've seen some folk using big socks with toe cut out for face masking ...

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hey if you have any more arms that need fixing I have millions of one socks left in the laundry, whatever happens to the other one? I would love to know!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Eileen and Jeff

Rabbits Guy - I've seen that too

Little Wandering Wren - yes the mystery of the lost socks is enduring....

Lowcarb team member said...

That's a good idea :)

All the best Jan