Sock Lion - more clothes upcycling

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!



  1. These little guys are too cute! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at

    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to stop by your new party too!

  2. I think he looks fabulous Jill! There is something just so loveable about these sock creatures.
    I have also created a new blog for my sewing and would love for you to pop over and say hi!

    1. Thanks Michelle. I'm on the hunt for socks now - next round of charity shops I'm sure I'll come home with a bag full - these creatures can be quite addictive!

  3. Absolutely cute! Love how you created the mane with the yarn - I think if it didn't have the mane it would look a bit naked! :-)

  4. This is cute! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  5. Adorable! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework. I loved your project and featured you today!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    carolyn ~ homework

  6. Your lion turned out cute. Great idea!

  7. Definitely like a lion with his mane on, Jill. Super cute!!!

  8. Hello cute lady! Super cute. Pinned and tweeted. We really appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. It wouldn’t be a party without you. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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