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« on: May 06, 2008 06:30:43 PM »

Here he is...I personally think he looks like a 'George'.


There are so many great tutorials online for making sock monkeys that I definitely had to make one. I gave this one to my friend's baby boy, but I can't wait to to make another one in brighter colors.

I hope you like him! Thanks for looking

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lil_abi
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008 06:36:51 PM »

For sure, he's a George.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008 11:46:03 PM »

George works - he's dignified enough to pull off George.  Cheesy
Which tute did you use?
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008 05:48:05 AM »

Oh wow, 'George' looks perfect! I really want to make one for my dad for fathers day (inside joke) but I was overwhelmed with all the different tutorials I seen online. Plus I have never sewn sock material (knit) before so I am a little leary. Which tutorial did you use? Any tips on making one?

Thanks ~~Mary
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008 09:05:21 AM »

I actually used the very first tutorial that is on google...ehehm....the small thing that I neglected was the copyright at the bottom that also says "Please do not reproduce without my permission".
http://www.web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html
http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1104 (this link doesn't have the copyright) Wink

The way I see it, there are only so many ways you can make a sock monkey and she did not "invent" it...but it is a fantastic step by step tutorial. I supposed if you do not sell them it would be okay.
here are a few other links to tutorials:

http://www.supersockmonkey.com/catalog/howtomake.html
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51914.new

By the way thanks for all of your comments and I hope you find the links helpful! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008 08:40:52 PM »

He's a cutey.

What kind of socks did you use?

I'm afraid I ruined my last two attempts at monkeys due to my cheap socks.  Embarrassed
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lil_abi
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008 05:09:56 AM »

I've used this tutorial for many years.  It doesn't exactly tell you when/where to attach things, but it does tell you where to cut them from.  I've modified it slightly when I want a shorter/longer tail, but this is where I learned my sock monkeying, and I've made probably upwards of 20 monkeys this way. 

http://lennytaylor.freeyellow.com/Monkey.htm

I use any socks with a high-enough ankle, though I have more trouble with cheaply made socks, usually those with a high acrylic or polyester fiber content.  Try men's socks for your first go -- they're usually better made and you'll have plenty of fabric for fudge room.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008 09:40:08 AM »

They were really cheap socks and they worked out just fine...the threads inside were quite the nuisance though Wink
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008 10:00:19 AM »

Whoa!
This sock Monkey Is Awesome!
i love the fabric you used.
thats a sweet blanket to. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008 10:23:05 AM »

Aww George is very cute! I love him. Great job and I can't believe he's your first one!  Shocked
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