Introduction: Sock Cat DIY. Handmade Gift for Kids

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Here is my sock cat project. This cat is not just a simple soft toy, it jingles and crinkles!

I made it for my little son when he was 11 months old. Now he is 15 months old and still loves this plumpy little friend. I think such a toy can be a nice handmade gift for kids of different age. I made another one for my six-year-old daughter and she was happy :)

You will need:

  • A pair of socks (the bigger the sock size the bigger a toy will be);
  • Thread and a needle;
  • Stuffing (polyester fiber fill/ hollow fiber or similar);
  • Embroidery thread for the face;
  • A piece of a plastic bag;
  • A jingle bell (not necessary if a toy is planned for a kid older than 2-3 years).

Below you will find my video tutorial and step-by-step photos.

Step 1: Video Tutorial

Step 2: Take a Pair of Socks, Turn Inside Out and Cut According to the Scheme

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Step 3: Sew the Open Edges With a Back Stitch

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I recommend to use the back stitch because it is strong and the analog of a machine stitch. If you have a sewing machine you can, of course, use it for this step.

Step 4: Turn the Details Right Side Out and Stuff With Polyester Fiber Fill (except the Tail)

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Step 5: Insert a Jingle Bell Inside the Body Detail

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Step 6: Take a Piece of a Polyester Bag, Put Some Polyester-fiber Stuffing on Top of It and Wrap. Than Insert in the Tail Detail.

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Step 7: Embroidery the Cat Face

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I embroidered the face because I made this toy for a little kid. If a kid doesn't put everything in the mouth :) , buttons can be used for eyes.

Step 8: Sew the Opening in the Head Shut

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Step 9: Ladder Stitch (invisible Stitch) the Head, Arms and Tail to the Body

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Step 10: A Handcrafted Sock Cat Is Ready

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Hope this tutorial will be useful!

Comments

camcam1080 (author)2016-12-14

This is SOOOOO cute ;-)

ucandoitcraft (author)camcam10802016-12-15

Thank you! :)

SondraM3 (author)2016-01-25

Excellent tutorial. I make sock monkeys, cats, snowmen, penguins and cows. I love your sock cat for babies! I am finishing a sock monkey (using knee high socks) for a 4 month old baby girl now. She will also receive one of these. I love the bell and bag idea. Thank you so much for sharing!

ucandoitcraft (author)SondraM32016-01-26

Thank you for your comment! I'm in love with sock toys myself and glad to meet a person who share the same hobby!

reiser1225 (author)2015-12-21

wow its really cool but can you make somthing for 11 year olds i am making christmas preasants for my friends!

SondraM3 (author)reiser12252016-01-25

I realize it's after Christmas, but I made several quilted and zippered throw pillows for children from 6 yrs to 22 yrs (my son) both girls and boys. I used fabric from the movies Frozen and The Avengers. The boys loved the pillows as much as the girls.

ucandoitcraft (author)reiser12252015-12-22

For an 11year-old girl I would recommend DIY accessories, such as bracelets, hair bows, a hand bag. But not actually sure what an 11year old boy would like, my son is much younger :)

Redstone Kitten (author)2015-12-18

That was very cool. I love the idea and I would love to make one for myself.

I'm so glad that you like the idea! Thank you!

LovelaffinCrafts (author)2015-12-17

A super cute idea. I voted for it because it's amazing!

Thank you so much for your nice comment and support!

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Bio: Hi! My name is Irina. I speak English, Russian & German, have two kids & very little free time. But I don't give up my hobby ... More »
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