Continuing to use up my stash of clothes to be upcycled, I made a start on Christmas presents!
I'd bought a twin pack of socks as a birthday present for a friend last year only to find that they were several sizes too small. I've kept them ever since, not yet finding someone else to gift them too.
So, I decided to make them into something different and gift them to a couple of kids who I know will appreciate these Incredible Hulk Sock Monkeys!
I used this tutorial for making sock monkeys, that is nice and clear and I've used previously.
Making sock monkeys is very simple.
You stitch out the lines on the inside out socks for the legs, arms, tail and ears, and cut off one of the sock toes for the monkey's mouth.
Then cut out the pieces,
Turn them right sides out,
Then all that remains is to stuff the pieces, stitch them together and add a little white felt and black buttons for eyes.
And there he is - the first Incredible Hulk Sock Monkey all finished!
And I made his friend the same way with the other pair of Hulk socks.
His legs actually say 'The Incredible Hulk' if you put them together!
They make a cute pair don't you think?
And hopefully they will be loved by their recipients when given as gifts at Christmas time!
I only have one more pair of socks in my stash to use up.
Do come back tomorrow to see what I make with them!
For lots more ideas and inspiration for upcycling clothes, take a look at the long term linky that has over 600 projects linked up. Feel free to add your own too!