Make Your Own Sock Monkey

Instructions and image from LennyTaylor.com

 

“MATERIALS:

  1. One pair of (Rockford Red Heel) socks*
  2. Stuffing – cut up old nylon stockings, cotton batting, kapok, shredded foam rubber or polyester fiber.
  3. Red knitting yarn.

INSTRUCTIONS:
TURN THE SOCKS INSIDE OUT
Sew a seam (A) 1/2 inch on both sides of the center of sock starting three inches from the white heel and across the end of the top. Cut the sock between the seams and to within 1-1/2 inches of white heel. This leaves an opening in the crotch.

Then turn the sock so the seams are on the inside and use the crotch opening to stuff the head, body and legs.

ARMS:
Cut the upper part of the sock into two pieces. Seam, rounding the ends and stuff the arms.

MOUTH:
Cut the heel from the sock, leaving a brown edge around the white. Fasten on lower part of the face, whip-stitching around the bottom; stuff and finish sewing around the top. The mouth can be improved by a running stitch of either black or white across the middle of the lips.

TAIL:
Cut a one inch strip, taper to end of cuff on length of front of sock. Seam and stuff.

EARS:
Cut the ears from the remaining brown part of the sole of the sock.

EYES:
Sew on moving eyes, buttons, felt, or embroider with black thread. (For very small children embroider the eyes.)

CAP: (Optional)
Cut off toe of another sock, leaving 1/2 inch of brown to roll for a brim. Sometimes a fez is used for a cap.”

*Note from GirlTech: Sock monkeys can be made out of any type of socks.


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