Picture of Goodbye Sock Monkey, Hello SOCKTOPUS!
This is my first instructable, so bare with me if it's a little rough. :]

If you have feet, chances are you wear socks, and if you wear socks, you probably wear them out, particularly in the heals and toes. This instructable will show you how to turn a pair of unwearable old socks into a cute, cuddly, weird socktopus! (that's an octopus made out of socks). ^_^

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Step 1: Gathering Materials

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2 Socks (preferably a matching pair) Knee socks work best
A pair of scissors
Needle and thread/ sewing machine (you will need to hand sew a bit)
Stuffing (I used the insides of an old pillow)
Pins (optional)
Pencil/ chopstick (for turning the tentacles out after sewing)
Buttons or plastic eyes

Step 2: The Initial Cutting and Sewing

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Cut off the heels of your socks (and the toes too; you're not really going to need those)

Then cut a straight line on the left side of one heel and the right side of the other (like a mirror image)

Sew the gaps of each heel back together, making sure to keep right sides together.

After that you're going to put both rectangles together, pretty sides facing eachother, and sew all along the edges you cut, keeping the elastic band part open. You're going to want to sew in a curve at the toe end of the socks, as this will be the socktopus' head.
That is -so- cute, and I love the name! Good job, I think I'll make one too. Thanks for the great idea! :)
Ha! The new star of the Pier 1 commercials has been born! Love it!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
So cute! I love it.
MayCauseMadness (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Oh my goodness! Thanks so much! That means a lot coming from the notoriously awesome scoochmaroo! ^_^