This weekend me and the Dude made our first Sock Monkey’s! Here’s my little fella, he’s called Daddy Long Legs. Lessons learnt from making him were –
Stick to normal sized legs and arms (normal sized socks), sewing and stuffing his was a real pain. Get a sewing machine, generally sewing is a real pain.
While I’m on the subject, here’s some Sock monkey links:
- This is where we got our first Sock Monkey from and inspired us to make our our – Sock Monkey Drawer, by Kimlan Cornell. Her better half Kevin Cornell also writes comics and allsorts about his monkey ‘Mojo’.
- A pretty comprehensive ‘how to make’ can be found here, lots of pictures for illiterates like me.
- Lots of Sock Monkey variations can be found here at sockit2me.
- General history at Wikipedia’s page.
- Massive Sock Monkey’s!