How to make a sockmonkey with embroidered eyes. Full instructions are below for these eyes, they are child friendly and can be used
when making any sock animal toy.
How to make this sock monkey
Things you need:
modern sock monkey pattern.
A pair of small blue striped socks
White embroidery thread
Black embroidery thread
Follow the basic sock monkey pattern and instructions to make the body, arms, legs and mouth of your sock monkey toy.
Eyes: First cut two oval shapes from white felt.
Embroider black thread in the center of the felt to create the pupil.
Then add a few stitches of white on top of the black thread.
The white felt is then attached to the sock toys head using large black stitches.
Ears: The ears were purposely cut so the stripes on each ear went in different directions.
They were sewn together and embroidered with black thread.
TIP: If you are wanting to make small sock toy monkeys or other sock animals for small children you can use small socks.
The smaller the socks the smaller the toy.
Using small socks create extra skinny arms and legs, which are great for little hands to hang onto.
I used the modern sock monkey pattern to make this particular monkey but if the
vintage sock monkey pattern
was used the monkey would have a longer tail and have even skinner arms.
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