Time for the follow up on yesterday’s Ribbon Sock Topper Tutorial! This version is held on with elastic instead of ribbon and it has some very soft netting. I made these ones to go with a tulle skirt I have… The good part about elastic sock toppers is that you don’t need to be afraid of the ribbon coming undone and getting lost, the bad part is that unless you’re precise with measuring the elastic they might be too tight and cut off circulation or too loose and fall down. They are also less versatile as they can only really go where the elastic allows them.
Cut a piece of tulle which is at least twice as long as the eyelet lace. This will create a nice ruffle.
Cut a piece of elastic using the measurement around your calf. These are the pieces you should have…
Using your needle and thread, running stitch along the top of the tulle, if you pull it tight as you go this will create the ruffle.
Tie it off when you reach the end and you should have something along the lines of this:
Place the eyelet lace on top of the tulle.
Stitch the eyelet and the tulle together in two rows, one at the top and one at the bottom. This will form a channel for the elastic to be threaded through.
So you should having something along these lines:
Now you need to thread the elastic through the channel, I used a safety pin to guide it:
Make sure the other end of the elastic doesn’t slip through! Once it’s all gathered on you should have both ends out the sides.
Stitch the elastic’s ends together securely.
Then it’s just a matter of threading some ribbon through the eyelets. I used a bobby pin to do that because the eyelet holes were too small for the safety pin.
Make sure that you leave enough ribbon so that you can completely stretch the elastic without it being pulled back inside. That should give you enough to tie a bow on the end since you don’t want to have to rethread the ribbon every time you wear them!
Stitch the ends of the eyelet lace together so it closes the gap, tie the ribbon in a bow and you’re all finished!
Taadaa! Pretty cute ^_^ I like these because the tulle makes them a little difference to standard sock toppers. When you wear them with over the knee socks they look a little more grown up too!
Hope that was useful and as always let me know if you have any questions!
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