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