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MAKE YOUR OWN SOCK MONKEY

Finished Sock MonkeySUPPLIES:
• Sewing machine threaded with neutral-colored thread
• Scissors
• One pair of Original Rockford Red Heel Socks (1)
• Buttons for Eyes
• Hand Stitching Needles for thread and floss
• Heavy Thread, Floss, Red Yarn
• Fiber Fill
• Permanent marker

MAKE A MONKEY:
(Click numbered link for photo of that step)
• Turn both socks inside out (2) – Lay one with hiney up (A), lay other like a Christmas stocking (B).
• Draw lightly on both socks following the illustrations below.
• Sew on the lines of both socks by machine (3, 4)
• Cut body piece up center of sock between stitching (5) up to about 1” away from where the brown meets the white.
• Turn body piece right side out and with your sewing machine, sew along raw edges of opening to prevent a run in
your sock (sew separately; don’t sew this closed yet ) (6)
• Stuff* body to desired fullness, plus a little extra where the hips meet the legs (7)
• Stitch opening closed by hand (7)
• Determine where the neck is and use a rubberband or tie floss or yarn in place to identify neck (8)
• Cut apart other sock, (9) leaving approximately ⅜” seam allowance – Turn parts right side out (10) – Stuff arms and tail
• Place mouth onto face and pin (11) – Whip stitch, leaving an opening; stuff, stitch closed (12)
• Place, pin and stitch on both ears (some people like to stuff the ears). (13)
• Place, pin and stitch on tail (place tail where the white part of the hiney meets the back). (14)
• Place, pin and stitch on arms. (15, 16)
• Then with one long-ish length of 3-ply black embroidery floss, sew on eyes, (try a variety of eyes to see
which you like best: 17, then sew: (18)
• then stitch eyelashes, (19)
• and finally, stitch smile, then nostrils. (20)

You can make pom-poms with yarn and tie them on to your monkey.
Stuff parts like you’re putting on pantyhose or use a wood dowel to push the stuffing into the legs, arms and tail.

Sock Monkey pattern

PDF version of Instructions, with pattern.

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