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
You will also need:
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.....
Step 2: Pay Attention....
You will need to flatten the sock so that the heel can be kind of folded up. Don't flatten it like socks are usually flattened. Then draw a line on the sock kind of like the purple one in the second picture. You will sew to the SIDES of the line NOT ON the line because you will be cutting on the line. The first picture shows how it will look flattened out, just ifnore the stiching.
It may help when you are sewing to remove the elastic at the part of the sock that goes up your leg.
Step 3: Cut the Line
Step 4: Next Sock!
Now you will flatten the other sock the way socks are usually flattened. Like it's profile.
Then draw the line you will sew on to make the tail or arm. Also when you sew it make sure that one end is open so you can stuff it. Then cut that section out. I accidently used the wrong part of the sock, the one that should be used for the ears.
Be careful you don't cut the heel because you WILL need it.
Then make the arms and cut the part you want to be the ears out. Be sure to look at the third picture in this step!!
Step 5: Arms and Tail
The second picture is of all of the pieces. The ears haven't been made yet, they're just a piece of sock.
For your tail you can either stuff it or make a small strip of material. When I made mine I stuffed it but made it to fat and short and when I sewed it on it didn't look, er, right. So I made it a strip of cloth.
Step 6: Stuff It
Step 7: Ears
Step 8: Sew on His Appendages
Step 9: Eyes, Ears, Knees, and Toes
Step 10: What Do I Do With the Heel?
Step 11: Now for His Heart
Cut a heart out of red felt and sew it on the monkey, you can sew it so that it looks like he's holding it or just sew it onto his body somewhere.
Step 12: Now You're Done!
If you make one of these I would love to see pictures!
Also, if you need help, feel free to ask.