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This is an easy project for someone with minimal sewing skills. And it's super cute and cozy for chilly trick or treating!
Start with a package of 6 pairs of work socks. I used 4 pairs for a toddler sized 18-24 months. You may need more or less depending on the size of you...
I started with a sleeper that fits him well. This will prevent the scratchy socks from irritating his skin. Also, I can take the costume off the sleep...
I started with a printout as well as a mini sock monkey, so I knew what I was kind of aiming for.
Lay the socks out roughly where you want them. I wanted to use the red stripe on the cuffs, as it would be four less hems to sew. The width of the soc...
Cut off the sock toes and the inside seam of the legs. Don't throw anything away! You'll use it to stuff the tail later.
Fill the gaps in with pieces of sock. I tried to keep the body to mostly the ribbed part of the sock. I thought it would be forgiving when it came to ...
Slice from the top down on the shoulder where the sleeve will join on. This is the armhole, and in the next few steps, you'll sew on the sleeve...
Turn body part inside out and sew the shoulder seam. Both sides.
Turn the top of the body inside-out, then tuck the sock 'sleeve' (right side out) into the arm hole and put one pin at the shoulder just so you don't ...
Fill in the gaps and sew it all together. This stuff is pretty forgiving, but you don't want to stretch it too much when you sew or it will pucker a b...
Fill in the gaps on the bottom and sew the rest of the body together. Leave the gaping hole at the crotch and down the legs.
Turn the top half inside out and with 'right' sides together, sew the top half to the bottom half.
Tidy up the collar area and shoulder seams. Mine were gaping and too big, so I took them in a bit. I still kept the collar big enough for him to put h...
Find a willing participant and give it a test run.
I added a little gusset on the crotch, as it wasn't going to cover all of it. The bum was a little short too, but I didn't bother adding to it. Most s...
I used the foot of the sock, sewed a long seam and made sure it wasn't going to hang on the floor when the costume was worn. Stuff the tail with your ...
I sewed it on by hand. You could use a machine.
I basted (large, handsewn stitch) the sock legs to the sleeper legs, because I didn't want this costume to be permanent. After Halloween I want to be ...
I made a simple tube with two and a half socks, then chopped the top off and secured it with an elastic band. I made ears out of the toes of two socks...
Try it on your little one and oooh and ahhh over how darn cute they are!
The back view! The vest and bow tie were simple but you could dress your monkey however you want.
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Posted:Sep 28, 2008
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