Monkey Madness!

June 15, 2009

I made my first monkey in February. He came in a “sock monkey kit”and my son named him Max.

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Max was the beginning of a hobby/obsession.

Since then I made Dora and Trixie for my girls:

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Lu Lu was a baby gift:

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Wanda and Rocko were made for my niece and nephew:

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And Cordelia and Penelope were birthday presents for 2 more nieces:

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You can bet there will be many more monkeys to come! They’re just so fun to make! Plus, who could resist that monkey face?

What? You want to know how to make one?

Well, the monkey kit instructions are long gone, probably in a pile of papers on my craft table, who knows?

However, I found that  www.youtube.comhas some awesome how to videos. The crafter’s name is Amanda Claire on behalf of Expert Village. No, I don’t know her personally, but I feel like I should really give credit where credit is due if I’m going to post links to her videos on my blog.

 There are quite of few steps, it’s really not too difficult to figure out but if you’re anything like me it really helps to be shown how to do something rather than read about how to do something.

I’ve tried to put them in order but it’s not rocket science, you can mix it up a bit.

Guide to Making a Sock Monkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXsj17uUwFM&feature=channel

Video #1. The Anatomy of a Sock Monkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kf_1V0pHyM&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=11

Video #2. How to Make Leg Cuts on Monkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxpNWr2B4sE&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=0

Video #3. How to Cut a Snout on Monkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0OC4BESi3U&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=2

Video #4. How to Cut Out Monkey Arms:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiL9b6Zd2Vc&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=1

Video #5: How to Cut Out Monkey Tail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN-fyHgZ0Xw&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=7

Video #6. How to Cut Out Monkey Ears:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smtzl-H7dvI&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=4

Video #7. How to Stitch Legs on Monkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDw_dXnNij0&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=10

Video #8. How to Turn the Monkey Inside Out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFU7ZideNUA

Video #9. How to Stitch Monkey Arms:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8717V-kv1fE&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=12

Video #10. How to Sew the Monkey’s Body:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Evtw6i53R4&feature=related

Video #11. How to Attatch Monkey Snout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzkJSgb-ZAc&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=16

Video #12. The Whipping Stitch for the Monkey Snout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbK52_V1kEk&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=9

Video #13.  How to Sew on Monkey Ears:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rc6_VKYf9U&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=18

Video #14. How to Make Monkey Eyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krtfnYaRhBw

Video #15. How to Name your Sock Monkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0zuVDY7gLE&feature=PlayList&p=BB3CAF466C388845&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=54

Video #16. How to Stuff the Monkey’s Body:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crmhmhYv8UY&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=8

Video #17. Limb Placement of a Sock Monkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo4pVz1YUyI

Video #18. How to Attatch Arms and Tail:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Cs8Yh0I1A&feature=PlayList&p=5F7DC3501D68125E&index=17

Video #19. Finish Stuffing your Sock Monkey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouKBM1JpWbQ&feature=PlayList&p=E76561F63741EFAC&index=3

#20. Sock Monkey Accessories:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1KZy_Mif5E&feature=PlayList&p=E76561F63741EFAC&index=16

So there you have it! Happy Monkey Making! 🙂

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