Recycled Sock Handwarmers

handwarmers5Now that we are getting some cooler temperatures, let’s think cosy and warm. This craft is an easy no-sew way to turn un-wanted knee socks into hip-hot hand warmers. Up-cycling is a great way to keep unwanted clothes out of the landfill and remake it into something usable. Go through your drawers to find a cool funky patterned pair of socks to use. In a pinch you can get inexpensive fun socks at the dollar store. These make great “stocking” stuffers for your friends. 😉

You will need:handwarmer1

  • Knee High Socks (they are more fun if they have a pattern)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Straight Pins or fabric pencil


  1. First cut the bottoms off the sock at the ankle. Approximately 1-2 inches (3-5cm) from the heel .
  2. Measure with the ruler 2 inches (5cm) starting from the end you just cut and mark with a straight pin or fabric pencil.
  3. At the pin or pencil mark make a very small straight cut approximately 1/4 inch (1cm) into the side.
  4. Repeat with other sock.
  5. Remove the pins and try on your cosy hand warmers!

Write in the comments to tell us how yours turned out.


One thought on “Recycled Sock Handwarmers”

  1. this craft is great, but i had a problem trying to figure out which part of the sock to use after cutting it. tip use long part (not foot part)

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