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marymay 10-21-2014 03:26 AM

I use old socks to clean my stove top and fridge.

madamekelly 10-21-2014 08:53 AM

Originally Posted by elnan (Post 6936400)
If they are the white athletic socks, I cut the tops off and use the foot part for rags, then stitch the raw edge of the cuff closed and use it to store everything from safety glasses to cords. If it's a good stretchy synthetic or wool, the top parts I use for cuffs on jackets and long sleeved shirts & sweaters, doesn't matter if the shirts are knit or woven. Sometimes I stitch just the raw edge to the garment, other times I stitch both edges to the sleeve to get a thick cuff. My down coat sleeves let cold air enter at the wrist. A heavy sock top in a dark color takes care of that. I began using the sock tops when "Stretch & Sew" patterns were so popular and it seemed that my children grew only in length. Eventually, I stopped buying the ribbing for cuffs, and used just socks.


dotcomdtcm 10-21-2014 09:17 AM

I am so impressed! So all all smart and inventive!!

QUILTNMO 10-21-2014 05:42 PM

i have put rice in them for rice bags!!

maryfrang 10-22-2014 04:32 AM

I have a friend that restores old cars and he uses old socks to cleaning small parts. I also use them to dust, clean the bathroom sink and tub and even whip down the toilet. Then I just throw them out.

Onebyone 10-22-2014 05:02 AM

I was stuffing them in a big bag and then I had to store the bag. I thought how silly is this! I gave them to the library for kid crafts. They make sock puppets.

gmcsewer 10-22-2014 05:20 AM

My husbands athletic socks usually wear out in the toe area. So I split them top to bottom going through the heel area and they fit real nice on my swiffer. Just wet them down at the bathtub, swiff around and rinse them out. Nice suggestion about using them for wrists of coats etc. Never thought of that.

Ellageo 10-22-2014 05:30 AM

Found a GReAT idea for OLD socks!
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Aren't these the cutest!

Ellen 1 10-22-2014 09:32 AM

Originally Posted by jetayre (Post 6936256)
Does any one hate to throw away old socks (clean). They seem to grow around here I hate wasting things so I was wondering if anyone has used some for stuffing for animal beds? Are they too lumpy for comfort?

I think you could cut the socks "flat" and layer them for the padding in a dogs bed. I would stitch them down so they did not shift inside the dog bed. I think the dogs would like lumpy also.

tlpa 10-22-2014 11:46 AM

Originally Posted by Diannia (Post 6936329)
No I haven't but they work great for dusting!

This is what I use them for....

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