Everyone knows the classic sock monkey. They've been around for decades, and just like these ones by craftknowitall, they are very, very cute. The pattern to make a sock monkey is very simple, but the product is something that has been done so many times before - so I decided to make a remix!
Inspired by craftknowitall's methods, I converted this monkey design into another tree-dwelling friend - a sloth! He's super cute, and would love to come and hang out with you - though he doesn't go anywhere very fast.
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All instructions and visuals are featured in the video tutorial, but I've added the text instructions here, too. :)
Step 1: Pin your sock
Turn your sock inside out. Pin the leg area of your sock flat, with a row of pins down the centre.
Step 2: Sew the back legs
Sew from the heel of the sock up, foot-width from the row of pins. Round the end just before the end of the sock. Repeat on the opposite side.
Step 3: Cut the legs apart
Cut down the centre of these strips, separating them, and cut off the end area of the sock. Turn the sock right-side out from the small hole between the legs.
Step 4: Cut a felt face
Cut out a piece of felt for the face. Add two holes for safety eyes.
Step 5: Add eye patches
Add brown patches around the eye area.
Step 6: Add nose and mouth
Add a nose from felt and stitch on the mouth.
Step 7: Attach face
Stitch face onto toe of sock.
Step 8: Add eyes
Add the safety eyes.
Step 9: Stuff sock
Stuff the sock with stuffing of your choice and then stitch the stuffing opening closed.
Step 10: Sew front legs
Repeat steps 1 - 3 on the other sock, cutting the sock off at the heel and turning and stuffing each limb separately.
Step 11: Attach arms to body
Sew the arms onto the sloth's body.
Step 12: Add velcro
Add patches of velcro to each of the sloth's paws.
Step 13: Add claws
Add claws to each of the sloth's paws.