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Forget sock monkey make a socktopus!!
Quite easy some sewing involved! ^^

Posted by Martha from United Kingdom • Published August 12, 2008 • See Martha's 19 projects »
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  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get a pair of knee high stripy (For colorfulness) socks but for demonstration purposes (and to save me cutting up my lovely socks) I will be using plain ones!!

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 2
    Step 2

    The yellow pencils represent where you should cut. So to begin you cut lines either side of the heel as shown in picture! ^^

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 3
    Step 3

    You sock should end up n three pieces as shown. Do this to the other of your socks as well.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 4
    Step 4

    The toe section of one of your socks (pictured) will be the socktopuses head. Put this section aside for the time being.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now get the top section of you sock and cut down a seam to make on big rectangle.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 6
    Step 6

    Your rectangle should look like this. Do the previous step on the second sock as well. You should end up with two rectangles. Cut both rectangles in half and then half again (Quarters!) You should now have eight small rectangles.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold a rectangle in half and with right sides together sew along on short side and a long side. Turn inside out, stuff and sew up last short side. Repeat on all eight legs.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pin all eight legs inside the head of the socktopus and then stuff the head

  • Step 9

    Now cut a circle from the toe section bit that you aren't using as the socktopuses head.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew the circle round the opening of the head

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Socktopus - Step 11
    Step 11

    Finally sew on a face with buttons and a smile with Thread and you have made a socktopus!!

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amelia h.
amelia h.

omg

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Samantha R.
Samantha R. · Smeermaas, Limburg, Belgium · 2 projects

Haha FUN idea! Love it :)
Any more sock animals? :)

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Erica V.
Erica V. · 1 project

I love this tutorial! Thank you for posting Martha.

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rockstaaa
rockstaaa · 4 projects

eeee heee hee. an octupus. I lurv it

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pink.mangoe
pink.mangoe

so cute!!!
;3

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Andy
Andy · Prauge, CZ, Czech Republic · 7 projects

I FREAKING <3 OCTOPUS

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Rabe Nacht </3
Rabe Nacht </3 · Corpus Christi, TX, TX, United States

this is so cute, i want one! XD

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Ezme
Ezme · Wantage, GB · 25 projects

typical martha- nicks my idea and then puts it on here! *humph* ^^

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MIHO
MIHO · In the LEMONed Mobile, Belgium · 28 projects

How cute! I will try this when I find some socks XDDd

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Lilim
Lilim · , , · 17 projects

So is this what you do when the dyer ears your left sock, make a cute luffable plushie out of it?

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