How to make non-slip socks

Not all socks come with that grippy stuff on the bottom. So add it yourself!


Illustrations by Grace Cho

1. Lay a pair of socks flat, bottom side up, on a plastic placemat, paper plate or some paper towel.


2. Use puffy fabric paint to create little shapes on the bottoms of the socks—think hearts, polka dots or zigzags. Tip: Work from top to bottom on each sock to avoid smears.


3. Give paint about four hours to dry—and say goodbye to tumbles on slippery floors!

A version of this article appeared in our November 2015 issue with the headline, “How to make non-slip socks,” p. 32.

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