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.
CUSTOM SOCKS WITH A DESIGN
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?