Picture of Make a Valentine's Day sock monkey!
A few weeks ago I got an idea for a new Instructable. It's actually pretty easy to make and doesn't take very long. They also make great Valentine's day gifts!

My sock monkey's ears are lopsided....

NOTE!!!Do step 10 befor step 9. The thingy didn't let me re-order the steps.

Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need
For this you will obviously need a pair of socks.
You will also need:
Red felt
Some sort of fiber-fill
Some sewing skills, not many though, all you need to know is how to sew something toghther and tie a knot.
A needle and thread and a sewing machine
A needle and more thread

Our sewing machine is messed up so I had to hand sew this. You need to hand sew a lot of it anyway because it isn't exactly possible to sew arms onto this with a sewing machine.....
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Bellie141 year ago
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Bellie141 year ago
Here is my sock monkey - Nora! She's ok... Not great but hey, it's my first sock monkey! I've even made her a t-shirt!
zamrin2 years ago
Hey what size socks do you need? Im so glad I found this
craftpro2 years ago
I made a sock monkey before i saw this 'ible and this is almost the exact may i made mine! Only a few differences.

Good job!
Kaiven7 years ago
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

My munkey is sooo cool! His name is Hanes :D

I should post a pic, shouldn't I?
Sunbanks (author)  Kaiven7 years ago
:D Yes you should!
Kaiven Sunbanks7 years ago
Here you go :D Actually, what you could do is take the images from the comments and put them in the last step of your 'ible. As I said, his name is "Hanes," probably because it is tattooed on the back of his head xD I did some size adjustments so that his skinny legs would match his body. I also cut the entire toe part off and sewed it back on so he would have a neck. I didn't really get how you made the muzzle until I finished, so His face is a tiny bit flat. This is the best animal I've made entirely by myself so far, and I have made... 4? My mom helped me sew two of them. Also, since the sewing machine is broke, it's all done by hand :D P.S. enter this in the craft skill contest (I think you can), I'll vote for you!
so cute i love it hehe!!!
Sunbanks (author)  Kaiven7 years ago
He's really cute! :D That's a really good idea, I'll do that later tonight. Haha that's awesome that his name is tattooed on the back of his head :P I thought the instructables had to have been published after a certain date though?
Kaiven Sunbanks7 years ago
Oh... I wouldn't know exactly. I put in my steampunk flashlight, Just posted on the 30th. If you could, could you check it out and rate? :P

I'm surprised my 'ible only has a 2.9 or something... I thought it looks pretty good...
Jent134 years ago
I really like how your monkeys aren't spindly and are more stuffed animal like and so i am just wondering what size/how long of a sock/socks did you use?
Sunbanks (author)  Jent134 years ago
They were mostly girls knee highs, I can't remember what size though.
i am going to make a ninja sock monkey!
F-zero5 years ago
This is really great! I always wanted o know how to do this. I'm going to give one to my girlfriend for christmas :D Ill be sure to post a picture when im done! Thank you!
Sunbanks (author)  F-zero5 years ago
Thanks :D They're so much fun to make!
I can't wait to see a picture of it :D 
PinkyPunky6 years ago
This is him! What do you think?! I haven't done a heart, but I might try and add a little black one!
i love him!! cute! 
Sunbanks (author)  PinkyPunky6 years ago
He's really cute! :D
johnwjones6 years ago
looks like a ninja COOL
Sunbanks (author)  johnwjones6 years ago
Hehe I never even noticed that!
Penguino6 years ago
Did you get the idea off of http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1104 lol they look like the same sock *different wording on directions :D

Love the idea, though. :D I always wanted to know how to make a sock monkey!!!!! :D
Sunbanks (author)  Penguino6 years ago
I think I did lol. I always saw those sock monkeys in stores and stuff and wanted one :D
I made it! It took me like 3 or 4 days to finish it after many errors. I sprayed it with my perfume, put it in a box. My gf really liked it!! Thank you! :)
Sunbanks (author)  Jailhouserock6 years ago
Cool! I'm glad this helped you :D
Fishyfartie6 years ago
I made a sock monkey but it came out HORRIBLE! I'll try again some other time. but seriously it was so ugly! I didnt sew it so good so it arm is like slightly hanging.. :P
Sunbanks (author)  Fishyfartie6 years ago
Aww that's too bad. Hopefully it will come out better next time :D
Fishyfartie6 years ago
Im gonna just cut up an old plushie or something to stuff my sock monkey. No one uses those I have like 2 barrel fulls of plushies no one touches! If not, I'll use some cotton swabs or something :P
Sunbanks (author)  Fishyfartie6 years ago
I used to have so many plushies! I wonder where they all went...
This is awesome! Can I use the inside pillow thingy to stuff it?
Sunbanks (author)  Jailhouserock6 years ago
Thanks! The inside pillow thingy?
Sorry, I mean the 'fillings' in the pillow. Can I use that to stuff the monkey?
Sunbanks (author)  Jailhouserock6 years ago
Oh yeah that would work, if you want to sacrifice a pillow.
shamrock136 years ago
oh my gosh! THANK YOU sooooo much for this! I have been wanting to make my son a sock monkey, but I didnt know how ... Now I can personalize his little monkey for him ... this little project is sooo special and personal for me, you have no idea! Thank you .. Thank you ... Thank you! =)
Sunbanks (author)  shamrock136 years ago
I'm so glad this could help you!!
cutekitten6 years ago
it is hard to sew them on.... :(
Sunbanks (author)  cutekitten6 years ago
It is :( And then it's hard to get them even. But then once you're half way done sewing them on it gets a lot easier :D
I love this project! My sister got one (store-bought) for Christmas and I've wanted one for a while. I had my husband's old ARMY socks laying around and that's how my sock monkey was born!! :-) I put velcro on the arms and then decided to give him longer hair. The heart is an iron-on patch (i got a little lazy) What do you think?
sock monkey #1.jpgsock monkey #2.jpg
Sunbanks (author)  lady_hellfire6 years ago
I love his hair! He's so cute! Hehe I would have probably used an iron on patch if I had one, I don't really like sewing things on to something when I'm nearly finished.
thanks! :-) i'm glad you like him!
Lauramore876 years ago
my boyfriend love it! thank u :)
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