Sewing: Sock Kitty Tutorial {Guest Tutor}

How to Sew Sock Kitty

I wanted to try sewing sock plushies since months ago but keep on postponing due to my long craft lists and ideas, until I saw Brenda of KrafteeBee posted her long ear sock cat, Gumbo, I can’t resist for not asking her to guest post in Craft Passion. I want to share with you how to sew sock plushies while I learn from her!!!

Brenda, who is also known as Sweetee Bee in KrafteeBee blog is a working mum with 2 lovely 20 month-old twins, Aiden and Caileigh, twins! TWINS? Yes, TWINS!!! How astonishing that she can handle both of them, yet, work and craft at the same time!!!! She told me she craft while her twins are having their naps. Looks like sock plushies is the perfect sewing craft for some quickie projects during kid’s naptime, moreover, when they wake up, they will have a brand new soft stuffed toy to play with.

Besides the sock plushies she made, I like this tutorial too.

Let’s see how to sew this cute little sock kitty, Brenda called her Lenny, after this jump.

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Guest Tutor: Brenda of KrafteeBee

When I shared pics of Gumbo and Gummy, I received a pleasant surprise one day…. an offer to be a Guest Post in Craft Passion site!!! I was so thrilled and practically jumped up in the air as it’s a huge compliment to me and all the hardworks I had been putting in.   Thanks so much for giving me such a great opportunity to share.

I spent a lot of time doing research and perfecting my skills on making sock plushies. It’s quite a new craft that I’ve picked up recently. The more I do, the more I like it. Actually, the journey of sock plushies was quite hilarious. When I made Checkie the sock Bunny, Aidan saw it…. took it…. and ran away with it. He looked so cute holding the bunny and running away from me. When I tried to get it back, he just hang onto Bunny even tighter.

Then, when I made CoCo the sock monkey, Caileigh took it into her hands and tried to sit Coco down….very gently. After CoCo sits down, she sat next to CoCo and talked to her… how sweet…. my princess!

Since they love it so much, may be I should make a few more for their birthday. What animals do you think I should make? :p How about sock fish?

Materials for Sewing Sock KittySock dolls or plushies are getting very popular amongst crafters, it is  easy and fun.
Items needed
1. Socks
2. Scissors
3. Polyfill
4. Thread and needle
5. Buttons and yarn for deco

How to Sew Sock KittySteps of instructions:
Step 1: First you will need to cut up the sock to the length that you like.  I cut the sock shorter for a short and stout kitty.

How to Sew Sock KittyStep 2: Stuff the body and the head of kitty with polyfill. Do ensure that the ball of polyfill for the body is bigger than the head.

How to Sew Sock KittyStep 3: Once stuffed, fold the opening inward and pin them down for a smoother and tougher finishing. The raw edge of the cut frays easily.

How to Sew Sock KittyStep 4: With slip stitch, close up the opening and remember to tug the ends a little bit to shape the kitty’s ears.

How to Sew Sock KittyStep 5: Mold the body and head into a nice round shape with hands. Do tug the ears too to make it pointy.

How to Sew Sock KittyStep 6: To do stitches on kitty’s face, slip the thread in via the opening end. This way, you can hide the stitches nicely.

How to Sew Sock KittyStep 7: Draw kitty’s face using a fabric pen and then start stitching.

How to Sew Sock KittyStep 8: Finally, take Lenny out for a walk in the bright sunny afternoon :)
As you can see, making sock plushies is not very difficult. Just some imagination and needlework and I hope that you like this.

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  2. Ohhh, he’s a SWEET little kitty!!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sweet-sock-kitty-softie/2010/09/10/

    –Anne

  3. What a cutie! I love how you can read the no-slip on the bottom! Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

  4. So very cute I had to make some for my kids over the holidays!! Since I don’t sew (learning very sloooowly!!) they weren’t near as cute as this one, but still, my kids cuddle them, so hooray and many many thanks for helping me keeping my kids busy during the spring holidays!!! XOX

  5. i just noticed they are made of baby socks, so cute. Do you think a mahoosive one made from ski socks would look good?

  6. its a cutie …..
    i have been following your posts ..
    can you please give me more ideas to make out of socks , as the face book links are no more valid
    thank you

  7. Thank-you so much this info was great !

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  11. SO excited I found this website! I’m going to make this kitty. My husband is extremely allergic to cats, and I’m pretty sure this is the only cat I could ever have! :)

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  15. hello my name is kira and i am 12 i have been into makeing yarn dolls and and any thing that includes sewing and string and i was wondering if you can make a sock into a sea turtle ?

  16. Why do you have a pin on the bottom of the sock on the first pic? I’m working on a couple today, & noticed when I filled them, the bottom is round.

    • Hi, this is Joanne, the owner of Craft Passion. I would like to answer your question on behalf of the guest tutor, Brenda. Pinning the sock at the bottom is just to make sure that sock is well align before cutting it.
      Squeeze and mould the bottom to make it as flat as possible so that it can stand (at least for a while). If you really want to let it stand without support, perhaps you can cut a small round cardboard and insert into the bottom, fill it with some polybeads or rice then follow by the polyfill.

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  17. Ok, that’s what I was hoping you’d say. While waiting on an answer, I restarted my sock cat, & used one of my daughter’s socks that had a missing mate. I happened to have a bag of polybeads, I put about 4tbsp in the bottom of it. So far, its sitting up on its own. I tweaked it a little, so my ears looked like ears. I snipped the top, like she did, but I just pulled the top back, & sewed it shut. The ears look better then on my first. I wish I had a way to upload so you could see…but don’t at the moment

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