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How to design socks

Having your own customised socks is awesome! But how can you make custom socks? There are some key points that you should know when creating them. We have summarised practical information in this article.


First of all you need a design to start creating your own socks. Your design or pattern gets woven into the sock, so there are a few things to keep in mind when creating it. Like making sure that your design isn’t too detailed and doesn’t have more than 6 colors in it. If you take these things into account, almost anything is possible!

Take a look at the custom socks we designed and made for Engie, Facebook and Duvel. Ready to add your socks to the list?

Custom Socks - inspired by Engie Custom Socks - inspired by Facebook Custom Socks - leopard style Custom Socks - inspired by Vedett Custom Socks - inspired by Duvel

Still hesitate if your design is possible or don’t how to make a design? Contact our design service.

But how to make custom socks?

Your design

You can choose to weave socks with an image or a pattern. It’s possible to weave your design if it’s not too detailed. Small lines or figures may be difficult if you want quality socks. We always check the design to find out if it’s possible to weave it. Thereby, you have to know that the width of our standard pair of socks is 168 stitches. This means that 1 side has 84 stitches. The length depends on your size. Based on the stitches, we translate your design into the pixels. This means that your design is stitched in 168 pixels. To explain it mathematically: 1 pixel = 1 stitch The design is okay? Let’s go to the preparation of the production.

We prepare the production once your design is transferred into our program. The colours of your design are being matched with the thread colours. This means that every colour is possible, as long as there is a matching thread colour. The toes, heel, and ankle can have another plain colour. If the thread colours are chosen, the machine can be prepared. Your design or pattern is digitally transferred into the machine. The machine weaves the sock in a few seconds. We always do a sample first to check if it’s okay. The colours and the result of the design are being checked. If we approve the sample, we can move on to full production. After the production, the socks are finished manually. The top is being cut off properly. We prepare your design with our sock template. To have an idea, check out our template below.

Type of socks

Depending on your style, you have the possibility to create standard socks, short socks, cosy socks or sport socks. For every season, you can create your own pair of socks.

Sock Cardboard

Here comes the coolest part: the cardboard of the socks. The socks are attached on a brown or white cardboard. The presentation of the socks depends on the creativity of the card board. You can leave a message on it, add the size, or just put a nice design on it. A brown cardboard with a black print is more vintage. You can have a multi-colour design on a white cardboard.

Attention points

Besides the possibility to weave socks, you can also choose for sublimation print or embroidery. We always advise to weave your socks because of the quality and the best result. It’s possible to embroider a design on socks. With embroidery, it’s not possible to have a pattern. I mean, you can do multiple embroideries on a sock to have a pattern, but that would be very uncomfortable for your feet and it will cost you a fortune. You pay for each embroidery, and that would be stupid to do.

The perfect solution is to weave your socks. Don’t choose for a sublimation print on socks. If I have to be honest: it’s ugly and bad-quality. Your feet would be desperate I think…   You can even have burgers on your socks! Awesome, isn’t it?

Custom Socks - burger style

Are you ready to design your own socks? We can help you with that, don’t hesitate to contact us and we can start right away!

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  • Chris Kiser

    To whom this my concern my name is Chris Kiser and I’m starting my own clothing brand could you please send me info on what y’all are capable of doing

  • Cherriell Zachery

    My name is Cherriell Zachery I’m starting my own sock and tie line. Could you please contact me on pricing.

  • Tiffaby Fenwick

    Hi looking for a manufacture to make your custom knee high socks if this is something you can do email me at

  • Angel Ocasio

    I was hoping for a response for my request on how to start my sock business .
    My time frame would be asap if that is possible. There are some funds available to begin the process.
    Please let me know if there is anything else you may need .

    Thank you

  • Michèle

    Hi Angel.
    Thank you for your comment, we are happy to help you.
    For a request, you can contact us via e-mail:
    Enjoy your day!

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