Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

Last Updated on January 19, 2022 by Sarina

Shoe-liner socks are socks that act as a lining for the shoes, which covers only a part of your foot- just enough to cover where the shoes touch your skin.

You do not have to spend anything to make these socks. An old knit-top/ t-shirt fabric would do. This way you can make it in all the colors you want. You also need some 1/4 inch wide elastic.

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

Take a piece of knit fabric (cut from old knit tops/t-shirts/Pants- anything which stretches) in the dimension – 8 1/4″(or 8 1/2″ for longer foot) by 8 inches. Fold by the middle and keep it in front of you so that it is now 4 inch by 8 1/4″.

Mark the following dimensions. 

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

It will look like this when you open it. 

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

Cut out an elastic piece 1/4 inch wide and 11 1/2 inches long. 

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

Keep the main piece rightside to the inside and stitch the larger (front) curve together (red line on the picture below).

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

Fold the top edge 1/4 inch to the inside and press in place.

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

Keep the elastic to the inside and stitch together.

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

You will need to make two rows of stitching to secure the elastic.

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

Finish the last seam – that of the back of the foot.

You can trim the seam allowance close to the stitch and finish the edges with a zig zag stitch – this will make the curves look nice and flatter. 

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

My daughter has very very sensitive skin –  She gets rashes when a zipper coil edge or even the fabric care label rubs on her. And to my horror when she wore a new ballet shoes recently she got a lot of rashes on the top part of her foot. A shoe liner socks would have helped, I think. But with a small modification; If you are allergic or have sensitive skin, you will need to stitch the elastic into a casing – for a sensitive skin, even the elastic can chafe skin.

Related post: Different types of socks

 

Make Shoe-liner Socks {Easy tutorial}

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