Hate when your favourite bamboo socks are nabbed by your significant other, then why not guard them with your very own sock draw sock monster?

Made from an old or new pair they will instantly guard their brethren!

What you need

– Some soft BAM Bamboo Socks

– Craft stuffing, something natural or helping the environment, like wool, recycled or corn fibre

– A few 2p coins or similar

– Needle and thread (colour of your choice)

– Fabric scissors

– Some old buttons

How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 1

Take one sock

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 2

Cut off the toe and put to one side.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 3

Measure approx. 9cm from the base of the heal up.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 4

Cut from the top centre down to this point.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 5

Turn the sock inside out and pin the cut inside edges.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 6

Sew a running stitch from the outside edge to centre of cut and up to the opposite edge to form a V as shown.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 7

Turn the sock back the right way around.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 8

Make two low knots at the base of the ears.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 9

Stuff the head firmly.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 10

Sew a running stitch along the top of the heal, gently pull and secure off to make the nose more prominent.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 11

Sew a running stitch around the ankle area of the sock

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 12

Draw together and secure off to form the neck.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 13

Firmly stuff the body leaving approx. 5.5cm to tie a knot to form the tail. Sew 3 or 4 two pence pieces into the tail for weight by placing them in the gap and sewing it closed.

You may need to tac the very base of the head directly back to the body close to the neck if you feel the head is not looking up enough when your beastie is lying on its tummy.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 14

Take the toe section from earlier, flatten out and cut in half as shown above.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 15

Fold each section in half inside out. Sew around the open outside edgeleaving a small enough gap to turn the correct way around and continue to sewto end. You should have two fins.Place on each side of the sock body and sew in place as shown.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 16

Sew two old buttons or similar onto the face for eyes. Embroider crosses for nose. Or embellish any way you please.

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How to Make a Sock Monster - Step 17

Think of an appropriate name for your new beastie friend.

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