Not my project, but I had to share!
I found this creation when I was searching for sock creatures to make. I think it's clever how you only need one single sock to make this adorable puppy too.
To begin get yourself a sock. I like the way that these argyl socks look on the puppy but it really can be any kind
Then cut the sock like so...
The portion to the left is the legs, the middle is the body and head and the right is the tail and ears.
Take the middle section, turn inside out, and gather and sew the right most side closed (the non-stripey side in this photo).
Notice how the heel of the original sock is going to be the forehead of our puppy. Stuff with filling. Because I'm using fibre fill and I don't want to make him too firm I softly sculpt the filling in my hands before I place it inside him. This way I can make three distinct balls, 1 for his nose, his forehead and his body. This is important a bit later when we create his neck.
The easiest method for me is to run some medium stitches all the way around then pull to gather and sew some stitches across the opening to secure shut. Flip right way around and secure on the larger button for the nose.
Gather the bum end closed using the same method as above. Don't worry too much about hiding your rough edges as we'll sew his tail over this area later. Right! Thats the body done. Have a cup of tea and congratulate yourself on a job half done.
When you're ready, take the remaining bits from above and cut to look like this...
Next, cut like so...
Each of the back legs and front legs is folded double. The tail is two pieces and the ears are single pieces to show the shapes.
Placing wrong sides together, sew along the outside of the tail leaving the bottom open, turn right way. (Note, tail can be made out of fleece too if prefer). Sew the bottom edge of the tail around the gather of the bum of the puppy, hiding the gather edges.
Cut 2 pieces of corresponding fleece for ears. Taking a piece of fleece and a piece of sock- turn right sides together and sew leaving only a small hole for turning right way. Turn right way out and slip stitch hole closed. Put aside.
Sew down the long sides of the back and front legs to make tubes. Cut circles out of your fleece that will cap the ends of these tubes and sew 1 onto each of the four legs. To sculpt back legs, fold "foot" up to "leg" section and stitch v closed.
In the photo, the yellow lines are brought together and stiched together and the red line is the crease that is folded into the leg.
The photo shows the effect you're going for with the back legs.
Take assorted body parts and stitch to body. Like so:
To make the eyes cut a circle of felt slightly larger than your buttons and sew behind the button when attaching. I like to put one or two stitches from the eyes to the ears to permanently sculpt the forehead but I'm not sure its absolutely necessary. At this point sew a row of medium stitches right around the neck and gather slightly to add definition between the head and the body.