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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Sock Monkey Tutorial

Now I HATE hand sewing, but these little guys are very cute & don't take too long to make.  Here is how I make my sock monkeys....

Start with a new pair of child's socks, turned inside out. These are size 12 to 2. Of course, you can use different size socks for different size monkeys, but men's socks tend to make the body too long.

For the main body, lay one sock flat and sew the legs (see below

The heel will become the bottom. Snip around the legs & turn right way round. If you are using toy eyes, attach them now, but sewing buttons on after the toy is stuffed will look just as good. Once stuffed, sew up the gap.

Sew the other sock as in 1st photo & cut out. Turn the arms & tail the right way round & stuff. Turn the ears the right way. (No need to stuff) Cut the heel out, stuff & sew onto the stuffed monkeys body as the snout/mouth.  Sew ears, arms & tail onto the main body... & there we have it... a sock monkey!

If you want a sock monkey without the hassle, I thoroughly recommend purchasing one from
Wendywoos' Handcrafted Sock Monkeys

1 comment:

  1. You make it look so simple, but I think I may still struggle.

    Perhaps I could commission you to make me two, if I find some groovy socks?!