For those who like to make toys and other sewing crafts, the sock toy sewing patterns may be a fun way to spend time doing your favorite hobby. The free sock toy sewing patterns can give you a project to make while watching your favorite television show.
You could make the sock toys to give as gifts. For instance, if you have several kids who have birthdays close together with another pertinent holiday, like Valentine’s Day or Christmas, the sock toys can be a way to give a gift of love and from the heart. You can add the sock toy to another small gift. The sock toys could make great stocking stuffers for Christmas.
Where to Buy Socks for the Free Sock Toy Sewing Patterns
When buying socks needed for any of the free sock toy sewing patterns, try Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, dollar type stores, and farm and home stores. In some cases, the only place you may be able to find the same kind of socks for the sock monkey is at a farm and home store like Orschelin’s and Atwood’s.
You may want to try local flea markets too. Some vendors at flea markets specialize in clothing.
Tips for Making the Sock Toys
Read through the patterns before making. This will help you better understand how to make any of these toys from the free sock toy patterns.
Make a list of items needed for the sock toy you are wanting to make. Check to see if you have any of the items needed before buying. This will help you save money on your sock toys.
Look for sales on the socks you are going to buy for making the toys. Look for various sizes and colors of the socks for the kitty sock toy. By using various colors for this sock toy, you will have an array of colors for the kids to choose from.
Why Should You Make Sock Toys?
By making sock toys from the free patterns, you can have toys for your cats and dogs to play with. One word of warning, be careful with items they can tear off, like button eyes, like kids pets can swallow the buttons and choke.
By making sock toys, they are washable once they become dirty from the kids or pets playing with them.
The sock toys can be given to homeless shelters, abuse shelters, to the local police and fire stations for officers and firemen to hand out in case of a disaster or other incident where toys are handed out, to children’s hospitals for the kids, and other similar places. These types of places often depend on toy donations.
Free Sock Toy Patterns
There are three different free sock toy patterns listed below. There is a sock toy pattern for a skeleton couple, kitty, and monkey. These three sock toy patterns would be a great way for those who are wanting to learn how to sew. You will learn the basics of sewing stitches.
Sewing: Sock Skeleton
With this how to sewing tutorial, you will learn how to make a skeleton couple from white socks. Be sure to read through the information to get the pattern for the sock skeletons.
Sewing: Sock Kitty Tutorial
This is a simple how to for making a kitty from socks. This would be a great sewing project for beginners and children.
This is the sock monkey sewing pattern most people may be familiar with. My aunt made several of these sock monkeys for fun and just to give away to her nieces, nephews, and kids at her church.