Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My first ever sock monkey - another great clothes upcycle idea!



I've wanted to try making a sock monkey for a while now, but since we live in the tropics, we don't wear socks very much and I haven't really had any 'spare' to use!

So when I collected my pile of clothing from the school carnival with the intention of upcycling them all to sell at next year's carnival, I made sure to include some socks in what I collected.


This pair seemed just perfect for a monkey, so I found a pattern to try here and set to work cutting, stitching and stuffing.

This is all that was left over at the end!

I'm very pleased with how he turned out - and I know my girls are going to love him!  
There is such a variety of sock 'creatures' to make - just take a look at my 


for some that I've found so far.

They're quite easy to make too - so I think this is something I'm going to teach my girls and they can help me make some friends for this little guy!


Have you ever made a sock monkey..or other sock creation?

14 comments:

  1. Love it, Jill. Sock monkeys have been on my To Do list for ages. Not sure what it is about them that appeals to me, but I love them.

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    1. Thanks Pam! I'm wishing I picked up more socks from the stall now! I shall be looking for more in charity shops now!

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  2. Very nice Jill! What size socks did you use, adults? I have lot's of socks, junkie socks and want to try this.

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    1. Hi Faith,

      They were adult size crew socks I used. You could use any size and just have different sized monkeys !

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  3. I love making sock animals, there is a fab book called stray sock sewing which gives lots of ideas!
    popping in from creative monday x

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I'll have a look out for that book - this could be quite addictive!!

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  4. Aww this is great :) my daughter would love one of these ...

    Thanks for linking up #CreativeMondays

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    1. Hi Jill, love your sock monkey, thanks again for sharing...pinned and featuring this week at the bloghop #CreativeMondays

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    1. You should definitely give it a go Christy. They're pretty easy to make and oh so cute!

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