A friend of mine asked me if I would make her a fuschia sock monkey. Since she is one of my biggest fans when it comes to my sock monkeys and her birthday was coming up, I agreed.
Never again will I use these fuzzy socks.
I am sure that they would be soft and cozy on a pair of feet, but my sewing machine HATES them. However, everything turned out great in the end!
I started with a pair of fuzzy socks. Only grey worksocks from now on in my monkey making carreer!
I marked out my pattern directly on the socks and sewed them up before cutting. I use the same directions that come with Red-Heel socks. They are all over the internet. The reason that there are pins in the socks is to keep them from shifting. I find the pins to be very helpful.
Here are all my pieces sewn up, cut out and turned right-side-out. That little pile on the right is all the scraps. I am always amazed by how little of the socks gets wasted!
Then I stuffed him up, sewed his limbs on and gave him a scarf. All my sock monkeys have a scarf or necklace to hide the neck stitches. They also have a red button heart and a numbered tag at the base of the tail that says "Handmade by Ange". I didn't think to take a butt shot. I think this one is #25.
I almost didn't give him away!!
While roaming the internet one day I saw an adorable quickie-craft that I also did for my friend. The original (to me) was for a 30th birthday, so I added ten since my friend was turning 40. I'm two years older, and don't really agree with the sentiment, but it is funny!
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