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Sock monkeys!

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RustyFlangeRustyFlange Forumite
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These adorable sock monkeys are super easy to make from socks, buttons and stuffing. Just follow some instructions online. Scroll down for tons more suggestions, as well as pics of forumites' efforts.

Here's a beauty by Sharon_1970 to inspire.

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Have sat with my shiny new sewing machine tonight (xmas present of my dad) and after spending over an hour trying to figure out what goes where on the machine I have sewn up my first sock monkey ... it is all still in seperate bits at the moment as I have no stuffing (forgot to buy it and need to go out tomorrow and get some).

However following various destructions (instructions) and plenty of swearing i am now at the stage of how the hell do you do the mouth??? and does he really need a mouth or can i just stitch some felt in the shape of lips?

I used knee length socks which I think was wrong :rotfl: however I am happy with all my seperate bits ready to stuff tomorrow and then hand stitch the other bits together.

Any help appreciated. I think it may have been sethsgran that made them fairly regular?

Help please :)

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  • rainmacrainmac Forumite
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    Can't really help (ok, can't help at all :rotfl: ) cos haven't made one but can't wait to see yours finished :D
    :wave: If you want the rainbow, you've got to put up with the rain :wave:
  • RustyFlangeRustyFlange Forumite
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    rainmac wrote: »
    Can't really help (ok, can't help at all :rotfl: ) cos haven't made one but can't wait to see yours finished :D

    You could be waiting a bloomin long time :rotfl: Todays task is to do the pink one now ... well get it all stitched up and I need to pop into town and get some stuffing :) ... also have to make 2 nappy caked for friends and get them posted down to the midlands ... oh joy oh joy!

    If you hear any screams then please don't worry its just me :D
    Raising kids is like being held hostage by midget terrorists
  • ceebeebyceebeeby Forumite
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    Sock Monkey??

    Sounds fab - would also be grateful for pattern / instructions? Sounds like something the kids would love to make as Xmas prezzies.

    Tx

    Ceebs x
  • RustyFlangeRustyFlange Forumite
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    ceebeeby wrote: »
    Sock Monkey??

    Sounds fab - would also be grateful for pattern / instructions? Sounds like something the kids would love to make as Xmas prezzies.

    Tx

    Ceebs x

    Hi Ceebs, personally I would say a bit too hard for kids. I struggled with bits of it and the instructions I used were not completely clear.

    I flitted between 2 lots of instructions
    http://www.supersockmonkey.com/catalog/howtomake.html
    http://www.santaspostbag.co.uk/how-to-make-sock-monkeys-christmas-toy.shtml

    I found the second ones the best to follow on the whole.

    Pic so far -
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    And thats as far as I have got. I have a pair of pink and black stripey knee highs aswell to do so that both my children will have one each for christmas!
    Raising kids is like being held hostage by midget terrorists
  • I made a sock monkey out of a pair of football socks and it came out massive. I think the normal ankle sox are best. The mouth is quite tricky and you have to be patient to get the effect. Mine isnt the neatest handstitching around the mouth and my arms turned out too long and need to be stitched down a bit near his sides. When I get home from work I shall post a picture of him if you promise not to wet yourself laughing!!!
  • RustyFlangeRustyFlange Forumite
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    A picture would be brilliant please Dopey all of the ones on the net just look so perfect and mine already has a deformed arm so I might sticth a plster on it ad tell my son he was fighting lol
    Raising kids is like being held hostage by midget terrorists
  • natzininatzini Forumite
    561 posts
    I made sock monkeys with my Guides on camp and now am obsessed :) I use the Craftbits instructions here but don't have a sewing machine so do it by hand.

    Un sou est un sou
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    sorry posted this in the wrong forum-my brain is easily confused lol
  • Rusty-mr chimp is definately deformed but adds to his character! my son uses it to throw round the house when he has his mates over!!!!

    cant wait to see your completed one.
  • They are FAB! Am going to the local market tomorrow to get some socks now to knock some up for Xmas pressies.

    Nice username by the way Rusty....made me spit tea all over my computer screen!:rotfl:
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