Friday, December 4, 2009

Sock Monkey

In one of my earlier posts in September, I mentioned that we became first time grandparents. Our little grandson Jackson is such a sweetie.
His nursery is decorated with monkeys, so for Christmas, I wanted to make him, his very own sock monkey.
I went on the inter-net and found a site that teaches you how to make a sock monkey.
They are so easy and fun to make.
You just need a new pair of men's work socks and some batting.
There is some machine stitching, and the body parts are stitched by hand.
He just needs some eyes and a mouth. You can use buttons for eyes, for older children, but because he is still young, I think I will embroider them on along with a mouth.
The site also directs you to other sites for different embroidery how-to's, which I haven't done in years, but will give it my best shot.
Hope he likes it.

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nannykim said...

I did the same thing for my grandchildren. We all love sockmonkeys here. Check out my sockmonkey blog!

niartist said...

I think that those sock monkeys are too cute! Yours turned out GREAT! Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

You have an award waiting for you on my blog. Merry Christmas:)