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Turn a pair of socks in to a Sock Monkey.

Posted by Hank from Wirral, England, United Kingdom • Published See Hank's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your socks.
    Make sure they're ankle socks, ie, they go about 2-4 inches above your ankle.
    It does not matter if they are odd; in fact, you can achive some nice results with ones that don't match.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take the first sock (ie, the one that you want to be the body), and lay it out like so.

    Make sure that it's inside out, and that the heel is flattened down.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin a straight line up the center of the sock; starting at the ankle (bottom), and finishing about an inch below the heel.
    It may help if you draw a line with tailor's chalk or felt pen as a guide.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 4
    Step 4

    Thread your needle.
    alternatively, use a sewing machine.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 5
    Step 5

    On the bottom of one of the halves, draw (or simply imagine) a paw-shape.

    Start sewing from the outside, up the middle, leaving about 5mm from your pinning.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stop sewing at the point shown. Tie a knot, and repeat on the other side.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 7
    Step 7

    Remove the needles, and cut right up the middle of your stitches.
    Cut about 1cm further than your stitches go.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn your sock the right way round, through what will be your monkey-crotch. Ouch.
    Put this aside for a few minutes.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 9
    Step 9

    Take the other sock, and press it out as shown.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut a long piece, from the toe all the way up to the hem at the top.
    Cut out the heel, leaving a little seam allowance.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pin the long piece, as shown.
    Cut the toe away, and cut both of he other piece in half, too.
    Pin as ilustrated.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew it all up.
    I've added labels on the picture, so you can see what the things will be :)

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 13
    Step 13

    Turn them all the right way out.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 14
    Step 14

    Using a little stuffing, pin the heel (now a nose) onto the front of your other sock.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 15
    Step 15

    You can use a slipstitch, a blanket stitch, or hey- why not a running stitch?

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 16
    Step 16

    You can sew the monkey ear on in the same way.
    Yay.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 17
    Step 17

    Sew Mr. Monkey's tail on.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 18
    Step 18

    Stuff the "arms".

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 19
    Step 19

    Make little holes in your monkey where you want the arms to be.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 20
    Step 20

    Go up through the crotch, with the arm still poking through.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 21
    Step 21

    Sew around the hole, sttatching the two edges together.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 22
    Step 22

    Chose two buttons for eyes.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 23
    Step 23

    Take your monkey. Chose where the eyes will be.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 24
    Step 24

    Sew they eyes on. Add a mouth with backstitch. Lovely.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 25
    Step 25

    Grab some stuffing.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 26
    Step 26

    *ahem* stuff you monkey.

    Make sure its even, with plenty in the legs, head and bum.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 27
    Step 27

    Blanket stitch his poor monkey-crotch closed.

  • How to make a monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 28
    Step 28

    Doneee :D

    Why not experiment with clothing, etc for yur new best-friend?

    Lovely ;)

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CO + K User

I love sock monkeys! They're so cute!!!
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Nomycookie^^
Nomycookie^^ · 14 projects
SockMonkeeyyy!! Happy
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Lundora
Lundora · Kokkola, FI · 8 projects
I've been looking for a how-to on these for a while... now I'm going to run out of socks. Happy
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Chuckee
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 14 projects
OMIGOSH!
I'm just gonna hafta make me one, no?
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Hi awesome, i had just bought a book about how to make sock dolls, but the mokey wasn't there=S So thanks a lot fot the tute, you have make me smile. He is adorable.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
I had just bought a book how to make dolls of socks, but this monkey wasn't in it, soooooooo thank a lot for making a tute, he,s so cute. Love it.
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featureandform
featureandform · Whitley Bay, England, GB · 2 projects
"*ahem* stuff you monkey" this made me laugh xD
v cute monkey and great how-to. shall be trying this soon
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cupcake gangster
cupcake gangster · 64 projects
xoxoxoxo
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Lorelei R.
Lorelei R. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
I've been wanting to make a sock monkey with some crazy colored socks for quite awhile. Thanks for the tutorial! I've gotta try this right away! Stepdaughter is visiting today...hmmm
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Andy
Andy · Chicago, Illinois, US · 6 projects
Thank you so much. Your instructions were easy to follow and I think mine ended up pretty well. It is a sock monkey made out of sock monkey socks so it is pretty intense. Thanks again!
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