Introduction: Hand Sewn Monkey Made From Socks

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A different twist on the classic Sock Monkey.

Step 1: Video Tutorial

Step 2: Learn From My Mistakes

Since this is the first time in a long while since I've sewn anything I made a few errors.

I forgot the cardinal rule which is to sew with the right sides facing each other leaving a gap large enough to turn things ride side out.

So for the first couple steps I will be explaining what you should do if you want your sock monkey to turn out neater than mine did.

It took me around three hours to make.

Step 3: Here Is a Cutting/sewing Guide

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Step 4: Allocate Four Fingers Worth of Space for the Head

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Turn the sock inside out!

Step 5: Sew a Running Stitch Around the Foot of the Sock

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Ensure you aren't sewing the two sides of the sock together. Place a piece of foam at the end of the needle and use a different one to continue sewing.

Step 6: Cut a Strip Down the Sock

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To create legs use your scissors to cut off the elastic part of the sock.

Then cut a strip down of material from the top of the sock to make legs.

Step 7: Round Out the Feet

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Step 8: Begin Sewing the Feet/legs Togther

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Use whichever hand stitch you feel comfortable with.

(I'm unsure of what kind of stitching I'm doing is called.)

Step 9: Sew the Legs, Leaving a Gap to Turn Everything Right Side Out

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Your sock should still be right sides facing each other, unlike in the image above.


Sew the legs together leaving a gap to turn it right side out (this ensures your stitching looks neater).

Step 10: Stuff the Head of the Monkey

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Using the gap to turn your sock right side out, fill the head with stuffing and tighten and tie off the ends.

Step 11: Stuff the Rest of the Body and the Legs

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After adequately stuffing, sew the hole shut.

Step 12: Cut Out the Arms and Mouth Pieces From Your Other Sock

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I used the strip of fabric I cut out to make the legs for the tail.

Step 13: Sew and Stuff the Arms and the Tail Pieces

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Step 14: Attach the Tail and Arms

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Step 15: Paint a Face on the Fabric You Cut Off of the Sock's Toe Area

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Alternatively you could sew on button eyes or embroider one on.

I used fabric paint.

Step 16: Sew the Face On

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Snip away excess thread.

Step 17: Enjoy Your New Friend!

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If you make this I would adore to see pictures or videos of it :)!

Comments

Igioteno (author)2015-05-11

I love the monkey. I saw a doll made with socks. You could see it. The author is Sheldy123. It's called handmade doll.

AwayLemonade (author)Igioteno2015-05-12

Sounds awesome! Thanks so much for your comment :) I'll check out the handmade doll!

tomatoskins (author)2015-05-11

Thats a great looking sock monkey! Just a heads up, the video doesn't work.

AwayLemonade (author)tomatoskins2015-05-11

I appreciate you letting me know about the video! It should be view-able now.

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