Sock Monkies are a lot of fun to make because you can really change their look and get creative. Recently I made a few of them using a pattern I got at Hobby Lobby. If you are ever in need of inspiration, just take a walk up and down the aisles of Hobby Lobby and look for the free patterns. There are so many to choose from that I know you will be able to find something no matter what your crafting skills. I had never tried sewing little monkies before but once I did, it became clear how easy they really are. You can use the same body pattern but change up the face very easily. I live in the "Roll Tide" state and thought this little elephant would be really cute. The only thing I did different was I made her face long and thin and put a pipe cleaner inside so I could bend her trunk up. Her ears were sewn on low and I added yarn hair with a bow. When I sewed her button eyes on, I left the thread long so she would have eyelashes. Her hounds tooth dress with the Alabama "A" finishes her off.
My last little friend actually found me. I love visiting the book store and I saw a craft book about Star Trek. In the book they had "Spock Monkeys" Get It?Spock instead of Sock. Whoever thought of that was pretty "swoof" as they say in the south. I didn't use their exact pattern but took inspiration from it and made him my own. He has a high place in my craft room and keeps me grounded with his little Live long and prosper sign and raised eyebrow.
I also made another little monkey using green socks and camouflage material for clothes. She harkens toward the classic style but just look how changing the color of socks and adding the button nose can make her special. I love using the white background for the face and the little button eyes to make for a sweet expression that little ones won't be scared of.
These little guys are very quick and easy to make and you may have everything you need at home already. I hope you enjoy this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you make. Someone will enjoy your hard work!
What is a Lagniappe Peddler?
ˌlanˈyap,ˈlanˌyap - something given as a bonus or extra gift