How To Sew Sock Lion

How To Sew Sock Lion

How To Sew Sock Lion

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You probably have seen the single-sock sock lion and could be already sewed some of them, here is another version of sock lion, his name is “Shimba”. Shimba uses a pair of socks to sew, it is bigger in size with longer arms, feet and body. I have got the inspiration of making the sock lion in this size from my popular sock monkey tutorial, which has received many lovely comments from all over the world. Thank you for telling me that the kids love to hug the sock monkey and how easy it is to make it, not forgetting those who showed me your sock monkey photos, you are awesome! Kindly give the similar affection to Shimba the sock lion as well if you think it is as adorable too. :)

I have received a good number of feedback asking me where to get the sock I am using for all my sock tutorials. I shop at many places but mostly buy the socks from a local (Malaysia) sock shop called Sox World. Their socks are mainly imported from Taiwan and China. I have asked the shop if they have any online shop where oversea customer can order and buy, unfortunately, the answer is “NO”. Up to date, I still haven’t been able to find a decent store that are able to ship all over the world, the closest possible is to buy from Amazon (socks department). I saw a few good ones but you will need to read the reviews to see what others have to say about the sock. To search more, try “men’s socks”, “women’s socks” etc… Upon browsing, I accidentally found this which seems to be a perfect socks to make for the July 4th theme craft.

Shimba is equally cute as the sock monkey, sew some today for your kids, grand-kids, friend’s kids, or even your neighbor’s kids. Please let me know should you need further clarification where you can’t find the answer from any of my sock’s tutorials.

{CLICK HERE to get pattern & tutorial of Sock Lion.}

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  1. He is so adorable!! Brilliant idea for the tail. You get the little tuft at the end and it is stuffed all at the same time.

  2. OMG!! This is adorable… I love it :-)
    A friend of mine is expecting and this would be such a darling gift to make her baby. Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. So cute! Love the yarn and sock colors you used.

  5. He is so adorable! I love not only the colors, but how you did the tail and mane. Tweeted, pinned, and put on my to-do list! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thank you so much for all these wonderful ideas. I’ve already done the monkey and I am now working on the lion :). My baby boy will be very happy with these handmade toys. Thank you again, you are so talented!! I’ll keep on following your web page for more great ideas!!

  9. I’m almost finished with my first one – just the mane to do yet! I used a cute pair of striped knee socks, so my guys has looooong legs :) Such a cute pattern – thanks for sharing!

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