This classic American sock monkey is affordable, easy to make, and a ton of fun for crafters of all ages. We made ours with the Red Heel sock - but of course you can make them with any sock! This sweetie was featured on Creative Juice in the Monkey Business episode.
One pair of Rockford Red Heel Socks
Hand sewing needles
Black embroidery floss
Diagram is from The Rockford Red Heel Company.
The rest of the steps are working with sock #2. The Rockford Red Heel sock monkey diagram is included here.
ARMS: Cut the upper part of the sock into two pieces. Seam, rounding the ends and stuff the arms. Hand-stitch to the body.
TAIL: Cut a one-inch strip, taper to end of cuff on length of front of sock. Seam and stuff. Hand-stitch to the body.
MOUTH: Cut the heel from the sock, leaving a brown edge around the white. Fasten on lower part of the face, whip-stitching around the bottom; stuff and finish sewing around the top. The mouth can be improved by a running stitch of either black or white across the middle of the lips.
EARS: Cut the ears from the remaining brown part of the sole of the sock. Hand-stitch to the head.
EYES: embroider with black thread.
The monkey is finished at this point, but you can continue to sew costumes for her or him!
Rockford Red Heel sock