10 February 2010

Take Care of Your Shoes

Today I've got another idea to re-purpose old socks.

Like these ankle socks suffering from elasticity issues.

Just stuff each sock with fiber fill.

Then sew the ends shut.

Embellish with ribbons & loops.

And use them as shoe trees to preserve their shape!

The loops are especially helpful to pull out the
shoe trees from shoes like oxfords
& boots.

Enjoy your day!


  1. Those are the cutest shoe trees I've seen. I love the bows on the loops... your stuff always looks so finished (I have a problem completing the finishing details on projects so you inspire me to try and get those cute details done) :)

  2. wow this is genius! thanks for the awesome post!!

  3. Holy brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. What a great idea!!! I featured your tutorial out on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  5. I need to make these for all my misshapen flats.

  6. Hi Anne! Thanks for sharing my recycling idea!

    Hello You Are My Fave! Have fun making your shoe trees!

  7. How cool! You have the cutest lil' sock ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  8. So glad you like the sock projects Miss Mad Sewing Love! Thanks for visiting :)

  9. These adorable shoe trees would be so perfect for protecting your shoes when packing for a trip. Does anyone besides me think that shoe tree is a funny word?

  10. Thanks Glenda! I know, "shoe tree" is a funny word :)


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