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Winter weather does a number on my skin, my feet in particular. I drink plenty of water, but that has never been enough for me to keep my feet from suffering through the dry, winter air. I’ve found that only through staying hydrated, using an effective Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream, and keeping my feet covered, that am I able to slay winter skin until warmer temperatures arrive.
On the other hand, I still like to have a nice pedicure during the winter months, even if no one sees it. It’s obviously impossible to keep my feet covered while waiting for nail polish to dry, so I made a DIY solution. These DIY Pedicure Socks are easy to create out of store-bought socks.
What are pedicure socks, you ask? They are socks that have an opening in the toes so that I am still able to keep my heels covered while painting my toenails after an at-home pedicure. They are a neat thing to have around for those like me who enjoy painted toenails, even in the winter. These DIY Pedicure Socks would also be a fun addition to a spa gift basket.
- Hand sewing needle
- Coordinating thread
When choosing thread, make sure that it is as close of a match as possible to the sock color. If not, the stitches will stick out like a sore thumb, especially if hand sewing skills are not that great. This is a very easy project, and using coordinating thread will help it turn out great. For the socks, I am using a pair of inexpensive knit socks that I purchased from Target. Target always has a good selection of fun, unique items. I never know what neat finds (including cute patterned socks) that I will find while shopping there.
Cut the toe out of the socks. Below, you’ll see the one sock whole and the one sock cut. This is an example to see where to cut the sock.
Fold under the cut edge of the sock. You may do this all at once and pin, but I found it just as easy to do it as I went along.
Thread the hand sewing needle with a length of thread. Knot the thread at the end. From the inside, insert the needle just below the folded raw edge. Bring the needle up through so that it exits just above the folded raw edge (going through both layers of the sock). Bring the needle back down just below the raw edge to secure the stitch. Continue doing this around the entire folded edge of the sock, working in short stitches from the inside.
Once the end of the folded edge is secure, run the needle and thread through a few stitches and knot. Cut the excess thread.
Below is a photo of what the inside will look like once finished. You can see the slightly darker purple stitches.
And that’s it!
These come in handy during an at-home pedicure. I lather my feet with a great moisturizing cream, slide on the pedicure socks, and then paint my nails. Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream has been a wonderful product to provide intense and lasting moisture for my dry, winter skin. Cetaphil® is gentle for sensitive skin, and I like that it is fragrance-free, too!
Find Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream and other Cetaphil® products in the skincare section at Target, either conveniently on an aisle endcap or in the aisle itself.
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