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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homemade Gift: Sock Animals



I'd never made a sock animal before
and I wasn't sure how to proceed,
so I just made it up as I went.
There are probably better directions
out there than mine...



but... I did end up with two finished animals
(a sock bunny and a sock kitty) 
when I was finished!


Stuff a child's sock to form a body.
The heel looked like a good little 
snout/nose/face to me.


I saved all of my sock bits
as I cut them up,
you never know what you're going to need!

I mixed and matched socks to make 
them more "patchwork-y" (new word!)
and interesting : )

I used the skinny long pieces 
(from the toe end) to make 
arms, legs, kitty tails,
and bunny ears. 


Inside out the skinny bits 
to sew skinny little 
tubes with rounded ends
for appendages. 

Then right-side out them, 
and stuff them before you sew
them to the body.


Sock Kitty starting to 
come together....


Pin on those arms and legs
(bunny ears!)
and start sewing.


Sew on some button eyes
and a nose.


Sock Kitty's Tail.

(just like an arm but with 
less stuffing a bit skinnier)



Sock Bunny's 
Pom-pom tail.

(how fun would HE be 
in an Easter Basket?!)


They'll need 
BELLY BUTTONS
of course!


Finished Sock Kitty.

(Do you see the little pink 
felt paw pads
I sewed on her paws?)


Now make sure you give them a 
good squeeze and a cuddle
to fill them with love!


Happy Sewing!

13 comments:

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

These are so cute! I hope you'll stop by & link up:
http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/tot-tuesdays-2.html

Alone in Holy Land said...

Even though I am the most un-crafty person in the world, I think that with your detailed instructions I 'd be able to make my daughter a sock - bunny for Easter.
And did I say that I think you're great and your blog is fantastic?
Lots of love from far away,
Ramona

EntertainingMom said...

Adorable!!!!

I must learn how to sew... do you think it ridiculous if I asked for a sewing machine anyhow?

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

love it.

Jen said...

adorable!

Jen

Kyrstin said...

They turned out great - very cute.

jlbee said...

these are adorable!!! i just love sock animals - i have a great book with patterns for making all sorts of them. check it out - the zebra is my fav!

Monica Crumley said...

Oh my goodness, those are adorable! My 5 year old has more socks than one can count in her drawer, mostly singles and mostly ones that don't fit anymore. Thanks for the lightbulb moment.

Melodie said...

This has got to be the cutest Easter or anytime craft I've ever seen. How ingenious to use old baby/toddler socks. I have a friend who made me a doll out of scraps of upholstery 10 years ago that I love! These are just as sweet.

Meghan said...

My favorite project you've ever done, and that's saying a lot! What? You want me to come over with as basket of socks? I'll be right there! ;)

Susan said...

I just love your ideas! Everything is so creative and colorful! Thanks for the ideas. My grandchildren are the recipients of your creativity! Now I know what to do with the mismatched and left over socks!
Susan

Carrie said...

I featured these on my blog today. Hope you don't mind I borrowed a few photos... I linked up to your post, of course! I love this sweet idea!

LissaMe said...

they are soo cute. my daughter would love these

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