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Make a Sock Monkey Stuffed Toy
Article by Karens Variety.com

Sew a cute money stuffed toy for boys or girls from a pair of men's work socks. If possible, use a pair of brown socks with red heels, or grey socks with white heel and embroider the mouth red. One sock is used to make the legs, body and head. The second sock makes the arms, tail, hat and mouth. The sock cuff resembles the neck; the heel becomes the muzzle, and the toe is made into a cute cap.

Pair of work socks (use men's brown work socks with red heels if possible)
Embroidery Floss
Stuffing (batting or old clean nylon stockings)

Legs, Body and Head: (First Sock)
Turn one sock inside out.
Lay it on a table with the foot flat and the heel on top.

Mark the centre of the sock, lengthwise, with a row of pins from the top of the sock down.
Measure 5 inches from the tip of the heel up toward the top of the sock.
Mark this point on each side of the centre row of pins.
Sew a seam 1/2 inch to the left of the centre row of pins, starting at the 5-inch point and sewing to the top of the sock.
Sew another seam 1/2 inch to the right of the centre row of pins from the 5-inch marker to the top.
Sew across the top of the sock from each row of stitching to the edge of the sock.
Take out the pins.

Measure 3 1/2 inches from the tip of the heel. Mark with a pin.
Cut down the centre of the sock, between the rows of stitching to the 3 1/2-inch marker. This leaves an opening in the crotch
Turn the sock right side out.
Stuff him.
Sew up the opening.

Arms, Tail, Cap and Mouth: (Second Sock)

Cut the heel from the second sock 2 inches from the tip on either side.
Embroider a line down the middle.
Pin the mouth onto the lower part of the face.
This side of the mouth should be about 2 1/2 inches from the tip of the head.
Turn under the bottom edge and sew in place.
Stuff the mouth.
Turn the upper edge.
Sew in place.
Cut along the folded edge of the remaining upper part of the sock.
Fold each part in half lengthwise, right sides together.
Sew the side and bottom edges, leaving the top open.
Turn right side out.
Sew onto the body.

Mark a 1-inch strip with pins along the entire length of the front of the second sock.
Cut off this strip.
Put the two right sides together.
Sew the sides together, leaving one end open for stuffing.
Turn right side out.

Cut off the toe of the second sock 2 1/2 inches from the tip.
Put a little stuffing into the top of the hat.
Sew onto Mr. Monkey's head.
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