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« on: April 13, 2009 08:15:28 PM »

Out of the blue, I decided to make a series of sock monkeys for various birthdays/Easter this year.
I'd never made a sock monkey before, and thought I should probably practice before I went out and got a few pairs of really awesome looking socks.
I found this fabulous sock monkey tutorial:  http://www.web-goddess.org/writing/tutorial/Image0.html 

After reviewing the tutorial, I went through my drawers for a suitable pair of socks. I came across a pair of my son's socks that no longer fit him. In fact, these socks were the size he wore when he was first born! They're TINY!
Perhaps it was a little extra insane of me to practice on such a tiny pair of socks, but I did it, and it turned out pretty good!
Due to the size of the socks, I figured it would be easier to just hand sew the entire thing, so I did.
I also didn't add any button eyes, just a few strategically placed stitches Cheesy

Here's how my very first sock monkey turned out!:

And though I have decided to keep the sock monkey in a box somewhere for safe keeping (sentimental value and so on) I did let my son see it when I was done. He had, after all, put up with a few minutes of me sewing when his nap ended early lol:
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009 08:49:24 PM »

What a wonderfully contageous smile your little one has! And great job on the monkey. I would have not considered making them baby size. Very cute.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009 09:29:47 PM »

Awesome! I think I will have to try a few of my own - I have a dollar store across the street, and their baby socks would be too cute! Thank you for the inspiration AND the tutorial link!
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009 09:44:53 PM »

Very cute! I know how hard a big sock monkey is to stuff so I am really impressed with your tiny sock monkey. Great job! And, as mentioned above, your son's smile is adorable!
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009 10:24:21 AM »

Aww thank you all!
My son is starting to learn that his dashing smile is of great use when trying to get away with just about anything lol
Stuffing it was easier then I anticipated, probably because the fabric was so very stretchy. Hooray stretchy! Cheesy
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009 01:41:06 PM »

Awww...adorable little guy and sock monkey.

« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009 05:03:21 PM »

hehe thank you!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009 09:36:53 PM »

Too cute!

« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009 09:38:05 PM »

hehe thank you!
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