Sock monkey

In any family there is a bag or box where the mittens and socks that have lost their pair are kept. This fun hand-made article allows you not only to sew together with your child a new favorite soft toy, but also to unload your supplies. After all, you can sew a monkey from different socks, and this will make it even brighter and more interesting. I will show a master class on new raw materials.
We will need:
• two socks. Specially bought for this toy inside terry products hosiery industry;
• scissors;
• thread, needle;
• synthetic winterizer or other filler;
• thick rope 0.5 m;
• red yarn 10 cm;
• line, chalk.
hosiery products

Operating procedure.
1. We plot on the toes of the incision line. One of them will be the torso, head and legs. We cut it in half lengthwise from gum to heel.
we cut

2. Put the second sock sideways and first of all mark and cut off the toe. He will become a monkey muzzle. Then we scribble along the entire sock and cut off a long thin tail. The remaining leg from the gum to the heel is cut lengthwise and we get two blanks for hands.From the remaining foot from the toe to the heel, we cut out two ears.
cut two ears

3. Now it is necessary to sew all the details so that our monkey is terry, that is, on the front side. Sewing your legs, leave an uncleared ass. Through this hole you will turn out the product. Sewing paws and tail, leave the butt at the gum, and, while weaving the ears along the top and side, do not sew the bottom.
4. Remove the parts. At this stage of the operation, the most difficult operation is the twisting of the thin tail. Do not worry that the monkey turns out to be small. Knitwear is stretched, and after stuffing inside the filler, our monkey will turn into an orangutan.
in-fill filling

5. Fill the insides of parts with filler. For the tail, you can use a regular rope or thick twine. We pin it on a big pin and, passing through the tail, we insert it as we used to put a rubber band in the pants.
put gum in panties

6. We sew up all the holes and sew the muzzle, turning the edges of the sock inside. It is better to tackle it at two points: above and below, and then to put a secret seam. It is easier to withstand symmetry. If the proportions do not work out well, no big deal. We sew a monkey with its “antics and jumps”, not a Barbie doll.
sew a monkey

7We attach the ears to the place, first slightly pulling them at the open edge.
Fasten to the place of the ears

8. Sew hands, focusing on the location of the nose and at the same distance from the ears. Attach the tail.
We attach the tail

9. Making eyes. To do this, sew two black buttons. The mouth turned out of red wool yarn, neatly picked up thread to match. To our beauty finally acquired a "human" look, tie her neck around the bow of satin ribbon.
sock monkey

This charming craftsmanship was invented in the forties of the last century in the USA. At that time, the country was torn by an economic crisis. Sometimes it was impossible for parents to buy not only toys for their children, but even necessary food. And loving mothers and grandmothers invented this monkey, sewing it from old darned socks. Recently, a toy appeared in Russia. Either it has become a sign of a downturn in the economy, or is it the Anti-Crisis Monkey. So, everything will be fine!
sock monkey

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