It is easy to make dolls from old socks.
These cuddly fellows can be made large or small just by using
different sized socks.
There are so many varieties of socks to choose
from; big woolly work socks, fuzzy socks, nylon socks, bright colours,
pastels, stripes, geometrics.
Vary the buttons to create a unique
doll; try rhinestone buttons, animal shapes, flowers. There are eye
buttons which can be purchased.
For little ones, larger dolls with
embroidery is usually advised as buttons can come off and be
For older children, by using
children's socks, these buddies can travel in pockets or tote bags.
Make a family of dolls of different sizes or start a collection. Wonderful for loot bags and stocking
bottom (not including the heel) of the foot of the sock in half.
Use the toe piece to make arms. Cut the remainder of the foot up
the middle to the heel to form the legs. With the sock inside out,
stitch as shown in the diagram to form the arms and legs. Sew the
arms to the body. Turn the sock inside out and stuff the body with
batting or with old, clean nylons.
To make the neck, tie a bow of yarn
of ribbon above the arms. Place balled-up stuffing inside for the
head (It is advisable to make small gathering stitches first and
draw tight). Make small gathering stitches at the top of the head
and draw tight. The remaining sock can be rolled down to form a
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