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Cute & Cuddly Sock Dog

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Turn a pair of dollar store socks into a stylish, updated version of the traditional sock monkey. These toys are adorable and are not cheap in kiddie boutiques, but I will show you how easy it is to make one quickly and inexpensively!

I would say this is a beginner project that you can complete in about two hours.
 
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Step 1: Gather your supplies

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I got this 3 pack of socks for $2.50 and had some stuffing left from another project.  The polka dots were really talking to me. The cats & fishbones...not so much.

I also used some embroidery floss (but regular thread would work too) and you'll need scissors, a couple of buttons or pieces of felt for eyes & nose and a knitting needle or some other long pokey thing for stuffing the limbs. I used a sewing machine as well, but you could definitely do this by hand and it wouldn't take too outrageously long.

Step 2: Start the body

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Turn one sock inside out, lay flat with heel facing you and cut to within one inch of the heel.

On your sewing machine (or by hand) starting at one corner of the foot, sew across the bottom of the foot and up the inside of the leg, stopping about an inch from the crotch. Repeat on the other side, leaving the crotch open.

Turn right side out.

Step 3: Cut out your other body parts

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With your second sock laying flat, cut out the following pieces:

two arms
two ears
a tail
(in my picture, I've marked the heel to be cut out as the mouth, but the sock toe ended up being perfect, so I didn't need it. Your sock may vary, so as needed, cut out the heel for the mouth.)
lkitts2 years ago
Too cute, love the tie, great idea.
Really enjoyed following along and doing the project with you.
jessandstavro (author)  NaturalCrafter3 years ago
That's great!!
Fanny Fink3 years ago
really cute. thanks for sharing
This is one handsome dawg!
adidame3 years ago
I love it!
ChrysN3 years ago
Cute, and he has a tie too!
mary candy3 years ago
ohhhhhhhh cute cute!!!
jessandstavro (author)  mary candy3 years ago
Thanks! :) I think he's super cute too!