“Just about everyone has seen or had a sock monkey in their lifetime. The traditional brown and white stuffed monkey is always adorable and loved by everyone. Here’s a different take on the sock monkey that will have cat lovers swooning…or purring.
In this YouTube video tutorial, you can learn how to make an adorable sock cat that is beyond cute.
● 1 pair of socks (men’s size large – traditional brown and white speckled looks best)
● Fabric Glue
● Optional Embellishments
Begin by turning a sock inside out with the heel facing upwards. Working towards the open end of the sock, measure 3” from the heel and mark a line going parallel to the end of the sock. Then draw another line from the open side of the sock that is perpendicular to the first line, making a capital “T.” This line divides the sock and makes the two legs of the cat.
Following the video’s instructions, sew a hem 1/8” from the open edge. Stop at the first line and tie off your thread. Repeat for the other leg.
Now draw another line parallel to your first line, that is only ½” away from the heel this time. Sew a hem directly on this line, leaving about an inch section in the middle, through which you’ll use to stuff the legs.
Once you’ve sewn your hems, cut along your lines. Turn your three pieces right side out again and fill them generously with your polyfill. Hand sew any remaining holes shut.
To create the head of the cat on the larger portion of the sock, use a small piece of the black yard to tie off a section about 4-5” down from the top of the sock. Tie it tightly and cut off the excess yard.
To create the cat’s legs, you’re going to use the same sewing, cutting, and filling technique as before. See the tutorial for exact measurements and for how to create feet. Once done, sew the legs onto the cat.
With the remaining portion of the sock, create a tail for your cat that is about an inch wide and as long as you can make it. Fill and sew as you did for the other parts.
For the mouth of your cat, cut off the toe of the sock, leaving a little bit of the brown portion attached. Sew this onto the face of your cat.
Free cut triangle shapes out of the leftover portions of your sock for the ears and sew into place. Sew your buttons eyes on and all you have left to do is decorate the cat – a collar, a bow, etc. If you need help sewing on the mouth and nose, there are some great tips on how to do that in this tutorial as well.
Even though this project takes a bit more time, it is well worth the effort. This sock cat is the cutest thing ever. The cat lovers in your life will be so thrilled.”