Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sock Monkeys

I have had these pictures for quite awhile and just haven't gotten around to posting them.

The girls got interested in sock monkeys after watching "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium". I looked at the red heel socks and they are quite expensive. While at the dollar store, I spotted these socks and figured they'd work:


I gave the kids a choice of colors and Emily picked the green and Sarah the tan, so I choose brown for William and red for Andrew.











Take one of each color of sock.












Flatten it so the heel is on top and sew from the
top cuff to about 1/2" from heel rounding seam at cuff for foot. Repeat for other leg about 1/4" from 1st seam.













Cut legs apart















Turn right side out.


























Stuff.






















Side view.











With second sock, sew arms from top cuff edge (rounding for hands), tail from top of foot, nose from heel, and ears from bottom of sock. Toe portion is extra.


With arms, ears, and tails sewn on. I used a rubber band to mark the neck while I sewed on the arms and etc.
Side view of tail.



All finished!
I used a gathered stitch to sew the neck and button eyes.







4 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a great thing for you to make for your children. I'm sure they will be much loved over the years.

Ladytats said...

yes!! sock monkeys,
I made all 7 of my kids sock monkeys and some of them are still around.
They loved them.
thanks for reminding me.

mattswife1990 said...

Those are so cute, Becky! It was fun when we were at Dad & Mom's house earlier this month to find the sock monkey Grandma Jones made for me. :)

Amy :)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Great job! They turned out really cute.