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Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na... BATMONKEY!
I started my crafting a few years ago when my boyfriend bought me a sock animal book for valentines day (and a pair of man's socks which he got me to open first). Since then there has been no turning back and now I try my hand at as many new crafts as I can find. So in tribute to him and my sock animal beginnings, I created my very own tutorial for BATMONKEY!

Posted by Crafta La Vista from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Crafta La Vista's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 1
    Step 1

    The colours I chose were based on a traditional batman suit:
    Grey/silver - I used shiny tights but grey socks would work as well
    black
    yellow
    brown - for the monkey

    You also need enough stuffing to fill it all. if you don't have a shop near you that sells that, head to your local supermarket and pick up a cheap pillow

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 2
    Step 2

    We will start with the head - cut a large square panel out of your brown sock and sew a gathering stitch in a circle shape around the end

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 3
    Step 3

    pull on the stitch and fill with stuffing as you do so

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 4
    Step 4

    pull it as tight as you can and put a few stitches across the opening before tying a knot so it doesn't come undone

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 5
    Step 5

    do the same again but with a smaller more oval shape

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 6
    Step 6

    stitch the two together and pull the thread tight so you can't see it. I used a sort of mattress stitch

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 7
    Step 7

    I then cut a tube section from the black sock and gather up one end of the tube and knot it

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 8
    Step 8

    flip that inside out, put it over the top of the head and stitch it round the end to attach it to the head.

    Then take small pieces of black material and stitch them to the sides of the head

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 9
    Step 9

    glue some googly eyes to the front on top of the black hat

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 10
    Step 10

    stitch a button between the two eyes for a nose

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 11
    Step 11

    take some red or black thread and stitch a mouth on the face, in whatever shape you would like for it.

    I like this cheeky half grin

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now to start on the ears - Cut out a small circle of the brown sock and cut it in half. Sew the two halves together on the rounded side, leaving the flat side open.

    Knot the end and then flip the ear inside out

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 13
    Step 13

    fill the ear with just a tiny bit of stuffing and then pinch the middle, sewing the open end together as you do so - this creates the ear shape

    repeat this again so you have 2 the same

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stitch the ears to the side of the head - I lined up with the eyes

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 15
    Step 15

    Take a large section of the grey sock and stuff it, before sewing it at the end to form your body

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now lefts get this monkey walking - cut off a long rectangle, and fold it over on itself, before stitching up the side.

    Flip it in on itself, stuff with filling and sew the end to the bottom of the body.

    Repeat for the other leg

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 17
    Step 17

    take two small pieces of black sock and stitch them round the bottom of the legs

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 18
    Step 18

    cut to small circles and fill them with stitching while sewing, as per the head and then stitch them to the bottom of the legs to form the feet

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 19
    Step 19

    take the toe part of your black

    The open end of this piece will be the top of your pants, and you will need to cut two small holes at the sides of the other end

    pull the small holes over the legs, up to the stomach and then sew each of the openings to the body and legs

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 20
    Step 20

    cut a ring off the yellow sock and sew it round the top of the pants

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 21
    Step 21

    use a pen to draw the belt buckle on the middle

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 22
    Step 22

    For the arms, repeat the same process as the legs, but make them a bit shorter

    Then sew them to the side of top part of the body

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 23
    Step 23

    Take two small pieces of black sock again and sew them onto the end of the arms for gloves

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 24
    Step 24

    Take an oval shape of the sock and sew it on the top half of the body on the front and then cut out a bat sign from your black material and stitch or glue it on

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 25
    Step 25

    Using a thick piece of black material and cut out a cape shape

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 26
    Step 26

    Sew this onto the top of the body and then sew the head on top of that

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 27
    Step 27

    For the tail take a rectangle of the brown material - use a similar style to the leg but make it shorter and thinner

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 28
    Step 28

    Then take your tail and sew it to the back of the pants

  • How to make a food plushie. Batmonkey - Step 29
    Step 29

    The final step is to find a building to hang your BATMONKEY from and you are done!

    He will be ready and waiting for you turning on that bat signal

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ale_corason
ale_corason · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 49 projects
Awwww, how lovely!
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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
Love this for my nephews!
Crafta La Vista
Crafta La Vista · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 33 projects
I'm sure they will love you for making it Happy
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Our Nerd Home
Our Nerd Home · Los Angeles, California, US · 12 projects
This is awesome! Great tutorial too.
Crafta La Vista
Crafta La Vista · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 33 projects
haha thanks love! he was lots of fun to make Happy
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