Sewing and Craft

Laziest project ever to solve a lazy habit..

While sorting through drawers on the weekend in an attempt to become more organised I noticed I suffer from sock abyss syndrome* (sas). My solution to help combat sas was to make a pre-washing machine sock bag.

To make a lazy sock bag:

1 x 30cm piece of fabric, the width of the bolt.
1 x piece of ribbon
overlocker, sewing machine
iron and appropriately coloured cotton are optional

1. Fold fabric right sides together so you have a long rectangle. Selvedges will be together. Whip along the long seams with your overlocker whilst marveling at how fast it goes and how easy it is to steer off course..

2. Realise you should have left an opening at the top of one seam- cut roughly 3cm of the seam open with scissors.

3. Fold the opening of the bag down (wrong sides together) the length of the cut you just made. No need to finish the edge, that’s why we left the selvedge on! Just sew it down.

4. Iron if it’s looking a little rumpled.

5. Thread ribbon through, hang. Trimming of stray cotton is entirely optional as displayed in my photo.

Hang near the washing basket, or where you regularly take your socks off and remember to actually put the socks in. Following these instructions will have you well on the way to curing sas.

sas- you definitely wore two socks, however between removal from the foot and putting away clean washing one sock mysteriously disappears while other random socks appear.


  1. I Love Baby Quilts!

    April 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Nice! Love that Amy Butler honeycomb.

  2. CurlyPops

    April 6, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Love it! That’s just my type of sewing project.

  3. KMS

    April 11, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Very nice blog and well organized. Good luck

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