The “Sock Monkey Project”
“And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons” – Even Adam and Eve sewed lol
Have you ever seen a sock monkey? I see them all the time and marvel at how adorable they are but never think to make one. Well, yesterday I wanted to sew but didn’t want to make anything too intense. I was browsing the Internet, looking through my pattern books, eating an apple while singing so I have no idea how I fell across a blog all about sock monkeys!! I just had to make one!
I have 3 nieces (all under the age of 10) with birthdays this month. What an inexpensive, personalized yet very cool gift idea! Right?
I went on a quest to find instructions for making sock monkeys and found some pretty good sites. The instructions that proved to be the most helpful however were from theeasydiy on You Tube.
This was the best starting point for a person like me. Some people can just look at something and figure out how it’s made, not me, I need visual instructions. Well, she takes her time and shows the process step by step! I had 2 pairs of socks and decided to try my hand at sock monkeys! My first sock monkey I call “Buzz” because he’s yellow and black like a bumblebee.
My biggest concern with making Buzz was attaching the limbs and having them look sloppy.
As I was working on Buzz I thought of a better way to make Sock Monkeys, which explains why I never added Buzz’s other arm. ☹
I started to work on Martha…
By making holes in the position for Martha’s arms, legs, and tail I was able to give her a cleaner look.
I like how Martha was turning out but was still discontent with her face. Again, I am having trouble with the sloppiness of attaching her mouth & I don’t want to use buttons for the eyes (chocking hazard). This is why the “Sock Monkey Project” has come to a halt. I don’t want to give a gift that looks raggedy.
I’m not sure if I will take another shot at this or just buy the girls gifts from the store. If you have any suggestions please share knowing that you will be saving both Buzz and Martha.
~Till we meet again