Saturday, 16 November 2013

Le Challenge ....link in the side bar...go and take a look at how everyone interpreted this month's theme and perhaps join in the next one.

I'm a month late for the Thriller theme....I so wanted to make Bubbles, but suitable socks were not to be found in Biarritz! Then when the next theme was stripes....I thought I'd make Bubbles come to life.


There are lots of tutorial on line for making sock monkeys but the two I found most useful were these ones, the first for the clear pictures and the second for the excellent way that was suggested to stuff the tail with a piece of wadding to make it smoother.
Tutorial one
Tutorial two


Carefully select your socks, as the heel and toe colour will make a big difference. Some tutorials used the heel for the nose and others used the toe section. I tried both ways and I thought the heel section worked better.
There isn't that much sewing and could easily be made by hand. The hardest part was attaching the nose section.


I pinned all the bits in place first to get the right look.


I used Google images to see lots of different monkey expressions and I think he looks quite cheeky.


He was definitely grumpy when I asked him to wear his hat though!



Location:Bubbles the sock monkey

18 comments:

  1. LOL! Very cheeky indeed :-)

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  2. Sock monkeys usually scare the bejesus out of me, but yours is really cute. How did you manage that?!

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  3. Clever make. Mr Monkey is really cute. Di x

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  4. I love it! He is so so cute! Will check out the tutorial as I am sure Baby MiH needs one in his toy box! Thanks for linking up to le challenge.

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  5. oh that is brilliant!!! Fabulous make and a very cheeky monkey! Thanks for linking up :)

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  6. He's fAb! I want one! Thanks for posting the tutorials

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  7. Hilarious! I've never thought about a sock monkey before, but I may have to have a go.


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  8. He's very cheeky and cute. juliex

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  9. can't believe you actually made this out of a sock......a real sock monkey!
    looks great

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  10. Ha, love him! Now I feel the need to hunt down stripy socks...

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  11. What a lovely, cheeky monkey! I'm planning to make these for my teenagers for Christmas. I know, I'd better get cracking! Thanks for the ideas!

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  12. I just adore your sock monkey! Great idea of one of my children's classes! Jxo

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  13. hi Indianna Dreams, I finally made a sock monkey and added a link to acknowledge the inspiration you gave me!

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