After my success a couple of weeks ago making my first sock monkey, I was keen to have a go at another sock upcycle.
This time I tried a sock lion. I followed this pattern which was nice and easy to follow.
These are the socks I used.
I didn't use the whole length - so I still have a section from both socks around 20cm (8") long left over, which I'm sure can be used in another future project!
The sock lion was a little more complicated than the basic sock monkey I made - just for the extra features on the face, and of course the mane!
Before I put the mane on - I was a bit worried. the pattern said that it should now look like a lioness...
I wasn't convinced!
But now that he has his gorgeous pink and purple mane,
He definitely looks more lion-like don't you think?
And I'm sure he and the sock monkey will get along very well!
So which sock upcycle do you think I should try next?
Take a look at my sock upcycling pinterest board for the ideas I've collected so far. Or if you have any other suggestions or links please leave me a comment!
If you're interested in upcycling and sewing - please do take a look at my new e-book too - just released this week, it's great value with 5 detailed patterns for a complete set of eco-friendly shopping bags, including a designer handbag made from jeans to carry them all in!
Thank you! and happy upcycling!
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