How To Sew Sock Lion

sock lion
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. πŸ™‚

sock lion

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.

sock lion pattern

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.

sock lion tutorial

{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 πŸ™‚
    A friend of mine is expecting and this would be such a darling gift to make her baby. Thanks for sharing!!

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

  4. 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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  7. 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!!

  8. 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 πŸ™‚ Such a cute pattern – thanks for sharing!

  9. I love his cute face. Great idea!

  10. Hi there! This is sooo cute! I am expecting my first baby in March and we are having a sock animal theme for the nursery. I have one question, under materials you list one pair of socks however in the photos it looks like you used four socks to make the lion. Should I get two pairs of socks, or maybe I’m overlooking something? Thanks so much!

  11. im just making my sock lion now, struggling with the mane of all things? im not quite understanding how to put it together on the card? any suggestions? ((love this by the way!)

  12. This is simply ‘Adorable’! You are so creative! Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing!

  13. Love him!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  16. ADORABLE!!! I just love him!! and so fun and easy to make. Kudos to you, and thank you for all your wonderful tutorials ❀

  17. In the first picture where you have all the supplies laid out it looks like you have 4 socks. I’m not really an experienced crafter so I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this photo for it to only be 2 socks. Are you cutting them in half?

  18. Where do you get these lovely socks from? I’ve looked everywhere and cannot find any like these to make my lion!

  19. I made this for my middle son for Christmas. He has been in LOVE with lions. I didn’t follow very well the mane how to so I am going to have to fix it. Your skeleton tutorial has a much better description that I think would work a LOT better. I made this one, a rabbit, a dog that I kind of cobbled from what I learned on the other two and 3 cobbled Olafs for niece and cousins. All in all I learned a great deal from the your tutorials. Thank you so much for the ideas and inspiration.

  20. I can’t believe no one has mentioned this… but how does one “sew on” safety eyes? They have to be put in before the animal is sewn up. How did you manage that? Am I missing something?

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