The Morning Room, by Jan Frederick Portielje, Belgium, 1829-1908
These cotton socks for ladies and girls are easy to make. All you need is cotton socks in your size with a fold over cuff, and some flat lace. It takes one yard of flat lace for a pair of socks.
On the sewing machine, with a regular needle and stitch, stretch the cuff of the sock, as you sew the flat lace on it. A small zig-zag stitch works well.
Begin sewing at the back of the sock and sew around . Then stitch the edges of the lace together.
The socks shown above, were tinted with Rit Dye. Some laces will not take dye. Try a cotton eyelet flat lace if you want it to be dyed the same as the socks. Flat lace is best to use, since the lace will ruffle automatically once sewn on a stretch sock. If you use ruffled lace, you might find it two ruffly. The cost of making these is about a dollar apiece, depending on how much your socks and lace cost.