Dec 11, 2013 | Post by: Meghan 1 Comments

Dollar Store Gift Challenge: A Cute Little Sock Monster

Socks aren’t normally cute. They are usually smelly and typically have a hole or two (at least mine do!). Well, not this sock! This little sock monster is oh, so cute!  I mean, look at him. He is ready for the Chicago Winter with his adorable plaid scarf.

I took one of my socks from the Dollar Store and added a little piece of my Dollar Store Scarf to make my sock monster. This would make a great gift for a kid. Could this sock monster be your new “Elf on the Shelf”? Imagine all of the mischief this cuddly little monster could get into!

Do you partake in the Elf on the Shelf? If so, what’s the funniest thing your elf has done?

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

Supplies:

– Dollar Store Socks

– Dollar Store Fleece Scarf

– Batting

– Felt

– Thread and Needle

– Scissors

– Sewing Machine (or you could hand sew)

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 1}: Cut up one of your socks. You need to make two cuts at the top of your sock. As you can see, I made “ears” on the side of my head by cutting two triangles. I also cut two arm holes in the side of my sock. I initially cut “legs” at the bottom, but then realized I didn’t want the legs. So, you don’t have to make the slit at the bottom like I have in my picture.

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 2}: Cut out 2 small black felt circles and 2 larger white felt circles as well as a thin strip of black felt for your monster’s mouth. Sew the black circles onto your white circles. Then, Sew your eyes and mouth onto the face of your sock monster.

{Step 3}: Take your two arms and fold them so they are inside out. Sew the longest opened side. Leave the shorter side open.

{Step 4}: Turn your arms so they are right side out. Then, place them inside of your arm holes. Pin the opening of your arms and the arm holes together. Sew around the opening. Make sure you do not sew the opening shut. If you do you won’t be able to stuff your arms!

{Step 5}: Once your arms are sewn, turn them so they are right side out.

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 6}: Take your batting and fill in your arms. Then, fill in the top of your head, working your way down to the bottom of your monster.

{Step 7}: When you get to the bottom of your monster, tuck in the end of your sock so you have a nice finished edge. Then, hand sew around the bottom edge.

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 8:} Once you have gone all the way around the bottom, pull your thread tight, pulling in the bottom and closing it up. After it is completely closed, do a quick stitch and tie a knot.

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 9}: Cut a small piece of fleece. Take your scissors and cut small slits at both ends. Then, tie your scarf around your monster’s neck. You are finished!

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

Make this adorable sock monster out of a sock and scarf from the Dollar Store!  www.happinessiscreating.com

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