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A fun and easy project with unlimited variations!
I originally made one of these as a prop for a play. With only a stray fuzzy sock, tennis ball, a couple of cotton balls and improvised stuffing from a plastic bag (talk about short notice) I cranked out a doll in about 3 hours.

The great thing about this project is that it's inexpensive and fast, and using the design as a base you can create infinite variations. Happy stitching!

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  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by shoving the tennis ball (stress balls work, too) down into the toe of your sock.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Shape the face by stuffing cotton balls into the forehead, cheek and chin areas.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make a loop around the very bottom of the face for a neck
    . Stitch the head onto the shoulders. This keeps the head from flopping around.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stuff the body up to the heel part of the sock. Then, divide the remaining loose end of the sock into half. Remove the last few inches for arms. This should leave you with room for legs. Divide them up the middle and cut.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Roll the rough edges inward, using small stitches sew the legs. You can use stuffing if you want sturdier legs.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Gather the fabric to close up the feet. Stitch closed securely, hiding your knot.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 7
    Step 7

    The arm prices should start out like this. The top most part of the sock where the hem is will be the hand.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Roll the raw edges inward, fold the arm in half and sew shut. Once again, you can use more stuffing, but you don't have too if your sock is thick enough.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make a loop around the hand side and cinch tight.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stitch the arms to the body, rolling the raw edge under.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Ta-da! You have a body. You can stop here and make it your own, or continue to see how to make a face and mowhawk.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Embroider an eye where you like.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Feed the needle through to the other eye. You can easily conceal knots along the neck line.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stitch on a mouth.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 15
    Step 15

    To make a Mohawk, lay your yarn flat across the head and stitch up the middle.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 16
    Step 16

    Stand it all up, sew across it back and forth to make it stay up.

  • How to make a food plushie. Sock Martian  - Step 17
    Step 17

    Make clothes out of other mismatched socks, and there you go! I call him Theremy. Look out for my many variations on this! Hope you liked my first tutorial :) can't wait to see other people's creative variations!

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mcr_zombie
mcr_zombie · 10 projects
im so gonna try this he is sooo cute !!!
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mcr_zombie
mcr_zombie · 10 projects
im so gonna try this he is sooo cute
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Kammy
Kammy · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
this sock martian is adorableee!!!
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