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Topic: Mr. Jojo Munkles - My Sock Monkey (Updated: New Photos)  (Read 3652 times)
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« on: August 26, 2005 06:08:18 PM »

I've been tooling around this website for a few months now, and I'm finally making myself post something. This is Jojo Munkles, my very lovely sock monkey friend. I made him from a $2 pair of man socks from the gap (I saw them and was instantly charged with the duty of making a monkey). He took me about a day of sewing, which I haven't done in years, and was worth every stitch.

This is the only photo I have of him so far. Sorry it's only of his torso - I'll try to get around to taking a full length so you can get the full monkey experience.

Here's some more photos of Mr.Munkles; I took two full length ones cause I thought his legs looked a little stumpy in the first one (and I don't want to give the poor guy a complex). The closeup was mandatory as Jojo is a ham when it comes to the camera. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2005 06:11:22 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005 09:06:07 PM »

haha cute. he looks winter-y. i'm not sure why, but he does.

« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005 07:24:09 AM »

Oh, Jojo is great! When I first saw him, the word "bohemian" came to mind. haha
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005 02:47:45 PM »

Awww that's so adorable- I love it! Grin Awesome job

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005 02:22:10 PM »

Thanks for all the positive comments! I've never been much of a seamstress, so Jojo was a big turning point for me. I've made two more since I made him, and I have another one on the go presently.

Now that I have monkeys down-pat  I feel like I can accomplish just about anything stitch-wise! It's even given me more confidence in finishing my knitting projects.

Yay for Jojo! Smiley
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2005 10:49:01 AM »

Just thought I'd post the link to the tutorial I used. The only things I did differently are the ear shape (I have a thing for little squishy ears on my monkies) and the method by which I attached the arms and tail (I find pinning produces a straighter result). Happy monkeying!

« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2006 03:23:34 PM »

I searched for Jojo (can I call him that? Or would he prefer Mr. Munkles?) after seeing him earlier today modelling with your fabulous blanket.

He is fabulous, and wonderfully cheeky.

How did you get the lovely shape on the ears?

I like work; it fascinates me.  I can sit and look at it for hours. - Jerome K. Jerome
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006 11:51:35 PM »

He is very cute! I love his confident smile  Cool
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2006 12:06:48 AM »

hehehe.... Jojo's getting to be famous! Thanks for the added compliment of searching for him on the board.  Grin

Basically I cut his ears as half moons, sewed and lightly stuffed them, squeezed them together at the bottom and tacked the fabric of the inner ear together at the bottom edge. Then I positioned them the way I wanted on his head, held them in place with pins (being careful to fold the edges under) and went to town. Hope that makes sense! I'm going to try to make another sock monkey soon, so if not I can try to take some pics that may explain better than my rambling...  Wink
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