I've been making Sock Monkeys lately. They're so soft, cuddly and really easy to do. I thought I would share how I did them hoping to inspire anyone to make one. There are lots of Tutorials out there, so I thought I would add one to the mix..
First gather your goods, I used the Red Heel socks, sewing machine(or you can hand sew), scissors, thread and needle, stuffing, eyes (buttons, safety eyes, google eyes etc.) a ruler, pins..I pin everything.
Turn your socks inside out and with your sharpie on the first one. Measure three inches from the heel and make a fine line down the center. Round off at the ends like the picture. These will be your Sock Monkey's legs.
On the other sock, starting about an inch above the top of the heel, draw a straight line. This will be your arms. In the middle of this section draw a line and round off the ends where the white/cream is. On the legs and arms, sew 1/4 inch away from the line and don't forget to round your ends.
On the body, after you've sewn up the legs,with your scissors cut on the line past the line you drew for the legs about 1 1/2 inches and turn it right side out. On the arms, sew up the center, round your ends and using your scissors cut up the center,on the line, and cut them out on the line you drew across.
Turn them right side out. Stuff the body and arms.
Now on the piece that's left over, after cutting out your arms, you're going to make your tail and ears and cut out your mouth. Do the tail first. You want to draw a line one inch from the mouth and about half way in. (make sure and look at the picture) Draw on a tail. Draw on your ears and draw 1/2 inch away from the cream color for the mouth.
Cut them all out making sure you leave half and inch seam allowance, except for the mouth, cut on the line there. Sew your tail, cut it out, turn it right side out and stuff it. Cut out your ears sew wrong sides together, turn them right side out. Sew the little hole closed.
Here is everything drawn out then sewn and cut...
I like to pin everything on before I hand sew it on by hand. The mouth can be a bit tricky, make sure you leave a good half inch seam allowance and stuff it a bit, pin where you want it and tuck in the edges as you sew it on. I use safety eyes with the shank cut off and glued on. If you make for a young child, make sure you use the safety eyes with the back. Here it is stuffed and ready to sew..
I hope the instructions were easy enough to understand and I hope you'll try it!