Sock Monkey!


No, it is not a strange pet name for my little darling, it is in fact a retro homemade stuffed toy! All you need is a pair of socks and the will to sew!


Turn the socks inside out.
Sew a seam (A) 1/2 inch on both sides of the center of sock starting three inches from the white heel and across the end of the top.  Cut the sock between the seams and to within 1-1/2 inches of white heel.  This leaves an opening in the crotch.

Then turn the sock so the seams are on the inside and use the crotch opening to stuff the head, body and legs.

Cut the upper part of the sock into two pieces.  Seam, rounding the ends and stuff the arms.

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.

Cut a one inch strip, taper to end of cuff on length of front of sock.  Seam and stuff.

Cut the ears from the remaining brown part of the sole of the sock.

Sew on moving eyes, buttons, felt, or embroider with black thread.  (For very small children embroider the eyes.)

CAP: (Optional)
Cut off toe of another sock, leaving 1/2 inch of brown to roll for a brim.  Sometimes a fez is used for a cap.

17 responses »

    • Knee high aren’t ne essay (but do make a very gangly, fun monkey). You can really make them out of any sock size, just not anklets perhaps! Kids socks would obviously make small ones than mens socks. Different thicknesses of socks also create different characters.

  1. hey this is so kool i tried to make it so many times but i always screw up and i was wondering if you can send me one i mean i’m pretty sure you hear this all the time but i really want one and i looked for one everywhere and they dont have the sock monkeys well e-mail me back[:

    • Don’t give up!!! But if you really want one made for you, try There is bound to be someone on there making them.

  2. I was wondering where you bought this sock to make the lime green monkey. I have been looking online to try and find lime green and white knit socks to do it and im having troubles…Any Thoughts?
    Thnaks Nicole

    • I got it at a little pop-up sock and scarf stall in the middle of my local shopping centre. The kind of place that is there for a few weeks and then goes somewhere else. Keep looking!

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