Sewing Instep Adjustment


Sewing Instep Adjustment Tutorial

Learn how to do a sewing instep adjustment to add extra space and get a better fit on socks or bootie sewing patterns with this free tutorial.

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What patterns can I use this Sewing Instep Adjustment tutorial with?

This sewing instep adjustment tutorial is perfect for anyone wanting to make fitting changes to a sock or bootie sewing pattern.

Difficulty Level = Beginner

We originally designed this tutorial to show how to do an instep adjustment with the Rain Boot Liner pattern, however you can use this with nearly any sock or bootie sewing pattern.

The instep is the part that goes over the top of your foot. If you are sewing socks or booties and it feels snug or tight along the top of your foot, that’s a good indication that you have a high instep need to adjust the pattern piece.

Sewing Instep Adjustment


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