Sock it to me! Learn how to make a sock monkey with this step-by-step tutorial. All you need is a pair of socks, some stuffing, buttons for the eyes (or embroider them!) and some embroidery thread for the mouth. It is helpful if the toes and heels are different from the rest of the sock to highlight the mouth, feet and hands of the adorable and goofy sock monkey!
Even though the classic style has button eyes, if you are making the sock monkey for a very young child, use pieces of felt or fleece appliquéd or embroider the eyes – buttons can be a choking hazard.
Do I have to use a special sock to make a sock monkey?
No – any sock works! Just use one for the body and one for the other parts. If you have a smaller sock, it will just have shorter legs and arms.
Have fun and play around with different types of socks. Make them big and small – make a barrel of monkeys!
Are sock monkeys washable?
If all of the materials you use for the sock monkey are washable, then, yes, it is washable. Most socks are cotton or acrylic (or a blend). Most fiber fill is poly or poly-cotton. Both of these components are washable. Toss the monkey in with linens and he’ll come out clean from the dryer!
Share your sock monkey with a little one in your life and let them have some fun!
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