Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Instructions For Making The Red-Heel Sock Monkey Toy

One pair of Rockford Red Heel Socks (see bottom of page)
Stuffing - cut up old nylon stockings, cotton batting, kapok, shredded foam rubber or polyester fiber.
Red knitting yarn.
INSTRUCTIONS: TURN THE SOCKS INSIDE OUT Sew a seam (A) 1/2 inch on both sides of the center of sock starting three inches from the white heel and across the end of the top. Cut the sock between the seams and to within 1-1/2 inches of white heel. This leaves an opening in the crotch.
Then turn the sock so the seams are on the inside and use the crotch opening to stuff the head, body and legs.
ARMS: Cut the upper part of the sock into two pieces. Seam, rounding the ends and stuff the arms.
MOUTH: Cut the heel from the sock, leaving a brown edge around the white. Fasten on lower part of the face, whip-stitching around the bottom; stuff and finish sewing around the top. The mouth can be improved by a running stitch of either black or white across the middle of the lips.
TAIL: Cut a one inch strip, taper to end of cuff on length of front of sock. Seam and stuff.
EARS: Cut the ears from the remaining brown part of the sole of the sock. EYES: Sew on moving eyes, buttons, felt, or embroider with black thread. (For very small children embroider the eyes.)
CAP: (Optional) Cut off toe of another sock, leaving 1/2 inch of brown to roll for a brim. Sometimes a fez is used for a cap.


Betty aka Fudgie said...

Hey Auntie...I have been wanting thaat pattern...you came through!

CathyJean said...

I made a few of these when my kids were little - so much fun!! :)

Librarynan said...

Thanks! I've been looing for something special to make for a birthday present... you are such a peach! These would make good Toy Society dolls, too!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Yes they would make awesome toy society dolls.. I didn't think about that.. I just might have to make one for my June toy ... or wait I haven't made my May one yet. Ok it will be a busy weekend next weekend for sure ;)
Thanks for the suggestion :)

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello Aunt Pitty Pat! :-)

Thank you SO much for this sock monkey tutorial - I've been wanting to make one for my daughter for ages... but just didn't know how. But now I do! :-)

I was wondering if you would be happy for me to print this tutorial and give it to the ladies at my cloth doll club? Many are seniors and I'm sure they would be thrilled to make sock monkeys for their grandchildren!

Warm wishes! Vikki :-)

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