Meet Bertie, their cousin! She has been very generous to agree to let me show you how she was made. You'll need: One men's sock (the bigger the better!)StuffingRibbon for the collarNeedle and threadButton for the nose (optional)Sewing machine (optional) So, here's what you're starting with. Ears: Cut the toe of the sock off about 1.5 - 2 inches in a slight arch, the more of the toe you cut off, the floppier her ears will be. Now comes the tricky part. Separate the two halves of the toe of the sock and fold them in half with the right sides of the sock facing each other. With your sewing machine, sew along the straight edge, leaving as small a seam allowance as possible. Body: Now let's move on to Bertie's body. Before you start stuffing we need to cut out her tail and her four legs. Stuff Bertie's body. Each time you stuff a limb or her leg I would recommend pinning it like I did below before you stitch it on. Tail: Grab the portion of the sock that you cut for the tail.
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Sock Elephant Sewing PatternInstructions: Cut 3-1/2 inches off rib of sock. Starting 3 inches from the heel, sew a 1/8 inch seam on each side of the center line and across the end of the ribbing. Cut the sock between the seams and about 1-1/2 inches farther to make an opening for the stuffing. Turn sock right side out. Head and Body: To shape the head, stuff foot of sock nice and plump and tie off loosely at the neck with ribbon. Legs: Cut the second sock as shown, about 5 inches long. Mouth: Cut off complete heel from the second sock. Trunk: Open flat strip of sock so it is about 1 inch wide at one end and 6 inches at the other. Ears: For each ear, cut two pieces in the shape of the ears. Eyes: Sew on moving eyes, buttons (my personal favorite), felt, or embroider with black thread. Tail: Make a short roll of the material and sew into place. Trim: Trim is optional.
Sock MonkeyGosh… I am supposed to sew some thing for the Earth Month this April, but I can’t wait to sew these sock monkeys. My hands simply took over my head and see what I did after a few days and nights of sewing…. a house full of sock monkeys!!!! Do you love them? I have seen a lot of sock monkey photos hanging around friends’ photo albums in many photo sharing websites, so envy. These sock monkeys are so cute and so adorable that I would want to hug one, I bet my kids would love to have them to accompany too when mommy is busy with works. Therefore, I went out to shop for some socks thinking that may be 4 to 5 pairs should be enough, I ended up with 20 pairs of colorful socks, simply can’t resist for not buying ;-). …. With different sizes of socks, I made the sock monkey out of a family, from baby, toddlers, teens to adult. 3rd picture in the above album shows the family photo of the sock monkey, from daddy, mommy, sister, brother, triplet toddlers, and a baby. Pages: 1 2
Liczby zabawkiI've never been too keen on math. Words I love, but numbers I loathe. (Although for some strange reason I'm drawn to Sudoku puzzles... try to figure that one out!) Anyway, I'm hoping my little Owen will have more of a love of numbers and math than his mommy, so we're starting early by making numbers into toys! You can see by the impatient little hands in this picture that these have already been a big hit. I made these numbers using the technique I used to make my tummy time mat. After washing them they get these really great frayed edges, then I stuffed them with rice. Do you want a tutorial? Here's what you'll need: 10 different scrap pieces of fabricRiceFunnelPlastic StrawGraph PaperSharp Scissors First you'll want to draw some numbers on your graph paper. Next, cut out your numbers from the graph paper and pin them to your fabric. Stitch around the outside edges of each number, be sure to leave a 1/4 inch seam allowance and at least a 1 inch opening to put the rice in later.
RAWR Creatures: HOW TO MAKE A SOCK TEDDY BEARHi! I came across a cute tutorial last week on how to make a sock teddy bear. He looked so fun and easy, I thought I'd give one a shot. I stitched one up while Tim and I were watching a movie Friday evening so I snapped a few pics along the way and thought I'd share. You'll notice I had the help of a little kitty named Boo, who you'll see makes a couple of guest appearances in the step-by-step photos. :) Boo is a frequent sidekick while I'm sewing my RAWR creatures and does have his own drawer in my desk where he likes to curl up while I sew. On to the tutorial! • 2 socks (1 is the majority of the bear, the other you'll only need a small amount for the bear's nose) • scissors • thread • marker (or something to draw your shapes for cutting) • 3 small black buttons, 1 small white button, and any other little embellishments you want to dress up your little friend • stuffing • needle, stick pins • kitty foot on the left hand side of the photo is optional. On to the fun part! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
The Perfect Gift: Yarn Ball BookmarkCreated by Jane from See Jane Blog . Edited by Amy Christie. Has the weather turned cold where you live? It was actually my daughter’s clever idea to make yarn pom pom balls in the style of a bookmark. Supplies: -yarn -scissors That’s it! *Before you start, cut an 8-10 inch piece of yarn and a 15 inch piece of yarn and set it aside. To start, hold the end of the yarn in your hand, and begin wrapping the yarn around your fingers – snug but not too tight. Cut the yarn after 90 wraps, and carefully slide it off your fingers. To add the bookmark ‘tail’, use the 15-inch piece of yarn, tie it around the same string you used to tie the 90 loops together, as seen in the pictures above. At this point, your yarn pom pom ball should look like the picture above. Next, holding the ball on it’s side, slide your scissors through the yarn loops and start cutting. This is what your pom pom will look like — it will start to resemble a ball, but is in dire need of a haircut! Voila!
CREATE STUDIO: How to Make An Elephant Doorstop (that's too cute for the floor!)Can I show you how to make an elephant doorstop that's bursting with so much cuteness you won't want to put it on the floor? The plan for this sweet thing was to have her hold my little girl Laney's door open, but the thought of kicking it out of the way every time I wanted to close the door made me change my mind... Miss. Elephant is now safely perched on top of Shel Silverstein on the bookshelf and far away from our feet. Are you relieved? Wanna make one? Use the pattern to cut each of your pieces out of felt. Now the fun part! One quirky thing about the elephant pattern is that it didn't include a tail pattern piece so I made up my own. The picture below is how I pieced the tail in. Keep whip stitching around the rest of the elephant. Now for my secret weapon... pull out that freebie can gripper that you got at the fair (the flexible plastic one) and use it to grip your needle when it gets really hard to pull it through two layers of felt and the fabric on the ears.
Single Sock Dog TutorialI love these little guys and think I should spread the love. They are quite easy and are soooo soft and cuddly when they are done its ridiculously difficult to give them away. You will need: one stray sock (OK! Then cut the sock like so: The portion to the left is the legs, the middle is the body and head and the right is the tail and ears. The easiest method for me is to run some medium stitches all the way around then pull to gather and sew some stitches across the opening to secure shut. Notice how the heel of the original sock is going to be the forehead of our puppy. Gather the bum end closed using the same method as above. When you're ready, take the remaining bits from above and cut to look like this: (Note, the remains are in the same order the first cuts we made above if you are uncertain). Each of the back legs and front legs is folded double. Cut 2 pieces of corresponding fleece for ears. The photo below shows the effect you're going for with the back legs. And that's it!
Recyclable Crafts: Carton WalletThis photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age Recycle a milk or orange juice carton into a clever carrying case for change, trading cards, and more. The carton's cap keeps the wallet closed. Download Carton Wallet Template What you'll need Half gallon milk or juice carton with plastic cap, rinsed Scissors Paper towels Tape Wallet Template Ballpoint pen Ruler Craft knife (optional) Butter knife How to make it Cut open the carton so it lies flat, as shown; put aside the cap for now.
Don’t Forget the Classics – Pizho and PendaAfter all the new ideas we come up with at KROKOTAK, we must not forget the eternal classics Pizho and Penda. If you have forgotten how to make them or there’s nobody to show you, Krassi’s step-by-step instructions (www.krasart.com) will be very useful… read the whole article