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Hi, my name is Caleb and I am ten years old and learned how to hand sew this summer. My moms friend said she had a great idea for me and I quickly got hooked on sock monsters. I have made 10 in last couple months and really enjoy creating them, naming them and now giving them away as gifts. All you need is a sock, stuffing and buttons. A little creativity helps as well. I hope you enjoy making these as much as I have.
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Step 1: What You Will Need

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a knee high sock
good scissors
needle and thread or sewing machine
craft glue or hot glue gun
left over craft / sewing materials for more detail

Step 2: Making the Legs

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Lay the sock flat with the heel facing up. The toe of sock at the top and the opening of the sock on the bottom.

Step 3: Make One Cut for Leg

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Make one two to three inch cut up the center of the sock.

Step 4: Making the Horns

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At the toe of the sock make one cut in the middle about one - two inches. Then cut each side of the toe to make a triangle.

Step 5: Making the Mouth

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Take the heel of the sock and pull it up. Then make a horizontal cut about 3/4 inch. This makes a natural lip when folded back and also where you can stuff your sock monster.

Step 6: Sewing Legs and Horns

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It is easiest to use a machine to sew the legs and horns. I had a friend do it for me and hand sewed some of them too. Sew the horns shut. Sew the legs shut. Using colorful thread is a good way to add detail to your monster.

Step 7: Stuff the Monster

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Stuff monster through the mouth pushing the stuffing all the way down the legs. A pencil helps to get it in there. Fill the belly area then fill the horns last.

Step 8: Close Mouth Opening

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Using a small piece of scrap material (size should be slightly larger than mouth opening), glue it to the inside of the mouth.

Step 9: Fold Back Lips

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Once the scrap piece is glued in you can easily fold back the lips. I like to glue them in place too.
These are so cute! good job!
seamster5 years ago
Sock monsters are the best. Way to go! (And good luck in the contest!)