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Create a Sock Monkey using your CraftBeez Party Pack. Ideal for an older child's party.

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 monkey plushie. Sock Monkey - Step 1
    Step 1

    Empty out your Party Pack, containing:

    A pair of socks
    Cotton wool
    Thread
    Buttons

    Sissors and a needle are required but not included.

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

    Lie thie first sock flat, with the heel facing upwards.

    Cut up the edge of the heel.

    This makes the body and two legs. The heel will be the monkey's bum :)

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

    Flip the sock over and sew on the button eyes.

    To do this put your hand up the middle of the sock and pass the needle through.

    Tip: Do not sew through both sides of the sock, otherwise the back will be stuck to the front!

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

    Now take the second sock and cut as shown in the image.

    The two end pieces of the sock makes the arms. The heel makes the mouth. The two half circles makes the ears and the left over long piece of the sock is the tail.

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

    Take the heel from the second sock and sew a line across the middle. This is the line for the mouth.

    Then sew this onto the sock, the same way you did the eyes. Folding the edges of the mouth inwards as you do so, making it look tidy.

    Leave a gap big enough to fill the mouth with cotton wool (you will need 3 or 4 pieces), then finish sewing the mouth so their are no gaps.

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

    Turn the sock inside out and sew the legs as shown in the image. Leaving a gap to fill the monkey with cotton wool.

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

    Turn the monkey back out and fill the obdy and legs with cotton wool, until monkey is puffed out.

    Tip: Roll the legs to smooth out all the bumps and make them more sausage shaped.

    Finish sewing the last of the monkey's body, folding in the edge of the material as you do so.

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

    Take the two parts of the sock you cut out to be the arms.

    Fold them inside out and sew up the sides which are not joined, apart from the tops.

    Turn them back out and fill with cotton wool.

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

    Sew the arms onto the body, just under the ends of the mouth, folding in the edge of the material as you do so.

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

    Takes the ear pieces and turn them so that the outside faces the middle. Sew the rounded edge together and then flip the ears back to the right side out.

    Pinch the ear at the bottom and sew so that the ear has more of a rounded shape.

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

    Sew ears on each side of the monkey, just below eye level.

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

    Create the tail the same way as the arms, by flipping the material over, sewing and then filling with cotton wool.

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

    Sew the tail onto the back of the monkey, just above its bum and you're finished.

    Tip: If you want to give your monkey some hair, sew on some thread to the top of the head. You can even give him a hair cut when you're finished!

    Now to monkey around...

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Crafta La Vista
Crafta La Vista · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 33 projects
Hi Cher E,
Sorry it so long for me to get back to you. at the time I used thread (cross stitch thread so its 6 threads, wrapped together) and just stitched it in and out the head to make loops and cut the ends off. I would not recommend this way as the hair can easily be pulled out.

The way I would do it now is to
* get really long piece of thick thread or wool (wool works really well)
* double it over on itself a few times then figure out how long you want each piece of hair to be
* hold the length of hair next to the sock animal and with a threaded needle, sew into the head and then loop over the hair a few times
* once you have done one piece, fold the next piece so it looks like a shoe lace loop, as close to the same size as your first piece of hair
* sew the hair to the head using the same looping method as before and repeat till you have covered the whole head
* then you can cut some of the ends off so it looks more like hair

Sorry I know that's probably quite complicated to read but i'll put some photos up of when I used this method to make a Lion's mane. it works really well and very little hair comes off the head.
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hamsterdance98 h.
hamsterdance98 h. · 1 project
Sounds a little hard but I'll try!
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Cher E.
Cher E.
What is his hair? How do you put it on?
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
aaaaaw he's soooooo cute and adroable , little nauthy too. love him
and woooow you've made a really greate tute, thanks a lot for that and the sharing;-D
love him toooo much.LOL
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peekaboo
peekaboo · 2 projects
i've always wanted to make a sock monkey, thanks for the tut!
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