Sewing a neck sock – free instructions and pattern
The original is great, but unfortunately too expensive?
I confess I have several buffs * for everyday life, sport, in winter instead of a scarf, for hiking or when I have a cold – these practical things keep my neck warm in so many situations. I especially like that they fit snugly around the neck but don’t constrict. In addition, like a scarf, I don’t have a lot of pounding around 😉
There are also for children *, but for the fact that they are constantly drooling and you therefore need several, they are simply too expensive for me …
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Do it yourself and use leftover fabric!
Then I thought for a moment, looked at my mountains of fabric scraps, examined my buff and then thought:
“There is actually nothing that is faster and easier to sew yourself! It’s just a seam! ”
And indeed: 5 minutes – with everything! And absolutely suitable for beginners! And a leftover piece is completely sufficient for this 🙂
Ok – 5 minutes is certainly a time for advanced sewers, but it is still really quick. And I have to admit, this is the absolute quick & dirty variant, but in my opinion it doesn’t need more.
Here are my instructions – it’s free! for all of you 🙂
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Sewing pattern neck sock for babies, children and adults
The pattern can be used for all sizes – I’ll show you a variant with which you can practically tailor the neck sock without measuring a single time 🙂
If you prefer to measure, you will also find appropriate dimensions below that will help you.
I mainly used jersey scraps for this. It is important that the material is stretchable, otherwise you will either not get the neck sock over your head or it will be too wide at the neck. You need a maximum of 50x50cm, for babies 40x20cm are enough.
There are also nice functional fleece fabrics and other stretchy fabrics that are suitable for sports. Have a look at Extremtextil. I always like to order there.
Instructions without measuring
Tailoring: For the measurements you only need a jersey hat that fits your dwarf (or you or whoever the neck sock is for).
Fold the fabric once in the grain of the thread and use the hat as a guide for the width. Add a seam allowance of roughly 0.7-1cm. The length is up to your taste. I tried different lengths (for my daughter at least 15-20cm, for adults max. 45) everything goes well.
Loosely hold (or measure) the neck size again to check – it should then sit comfortably. In other words: the width of your pattern must be larger than the neck circumference but smaller than the head circumference.
Sewing: Fold inside out (the beautiful side is now inside) and simply sew the outer edge together with a straight stitch or the overlock. The seam does not have to be elastic in this direction, so the normal stitch of any sewing machine is also possible.
Overcasting … With the overlock seam (as in the picture) knot and sew and with the normal seam you can overcast with a zigzag stitch, but you don’t have to because the jersey doesn’t fray.
If you think that’s nicer, then you can sew around the edges at the top and bottom – but be sure to choose an elastic stitch here! E.g. the zigzag stitch. I’ll let it be, you can’t see it anyway and as I said, it doesn’t fray either 😉
Instructions with measuring
If you prefer to measure, I have painted the dimensions and the instructions for you here for a better understanding 🙂
I hope I explained it well! If you have any questions, please let us know! That’s what the comments are for!
Have fun sewing!
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Instructions and pattern for a quickly sewn neck sock. Tailoring without measuring – I’ll show you how it works. Here we go!