Finished size: 9″ H
Download and print separately: Sock Beaver Pattern Template
Bob the hoodie sock Beaver is a big fan of Alan Walker, not only the music Alan Walker is producing, they has the similar passion over the hoodie sweater that makes them feel secure and comfortable. Besides Bob’s nature behavior as a lodge builder, he has a big dream, his dream is to become the world’s famous acoustic architect. Bob wants to design and build a perfect auditorium for his idol with all the skill his has, will he be able to pursue his dream?
1. Microfiber chenille sock & plain cotton sock, 1 of each.
2. Button eye 6mm dome-shaped, black, 2; or equivalent button (as eyes)
3. Button eye 10mm dome-shaped, black, 1; or equivalent button (as nose)
4. White felt – 1″ x 1″
5. Light Brown felt, 3″ x 3″
6. Brown embroidery floss
7. Poly-fill stuffing material
8. Sewing threads (matching colors)
9. Sock Beaver Pattern Template
1. Sewing machine, or, you can hand-sew without machine
2. Long sewing needle (at least 2″), tapestry needle and pins
3. Water Soluble Fabric Marker
5. Blunt point tweezers
6. Spray bottle filled with water
7. Printer and card stock for templates
Seam Allowance: approx. 1/8″ – 1/4″ (loose-knit and thinner sock material need to have bigger seam allowance as the loose knit can be ripped off easily.)
Since the sock is stretched after stuffed, thick sock with close-knit yields better quality than thin sock.
Always massage the stuffing to loosen the lumps. Roll any long tubular parts with both hands to smooth out the lumps, it will also help to make the parts longer and firmer.
Secure the knot
Secure the knot by inserting the needle between the 2 threads.
The knot is locked with the sock and it won’t slip away through the knits when you pull the thread during sewing.
Gather and get ready all the supplies and tools as listed above to sew Bob the hoodie Sock Beaver.
Follow the Sock Beaver pattern template to trace the pieces on the socks. You might need to adjust the size of the templates a little so that they fit into your socks.
Sew and cut the pieces out from the socks.
Turn all pieces right-side out.
Turn the “sweater” piece to right-side in.
Rotate the sweater and insert the body into the sweater, align the raw edges just like the next picture.
Pin and sew around the yellow dashed line .
Turn the sweater right-side out. This is the body of the sock beaver wearing a sweater.
Stuff all parts with stuffing materials, except the ears.
Stuff the head very firm, shape it round.
Stuff the feet firmly and shape it round. Stuff the bottom of the body firmly and shape it round. Try to limit the stuffing at the groin line, ie. between the feet and bottom body, so that the sock beaver can sit firmly. Stuff the upper body loosely, shape it slender towards the top.
Stuff and shape the tail flat.
Sew to close all openings.
Fold the raw edges into the ear, sew to close the opening.
Fold the corners together and sew the bottom.
Repeat the same to the other ear.
Trace and cut out the muzzle and the teeth of the sock beaver from felts respectively. Muzzle needs about 1/8″ seam allowance but cut teeth without seam allowance.
Trace the muzzle template on the head.
Pin and sew the teeth at the bottom of the muzzle.
Pin the muzzle on the head, turn the raw edge in and sew around to attach the muzzle.
Pause sewing and stuff the muzzle firmly when you are about an inch away to finish the sewing.
Continue to sew to close up the opening of the muzzle.
Mark the philtrum line at the center of the muzzle and draw a vertical line down to the center of the teeth.
With 6 strands of embroidery floss and tapestry needle, knot the floss at the bottom center of the head securely, insert the needle and come out from the bottom of the muzzle. Insert the needle into the head again from the center marking of the muzzle. Pull to make a dented line that resemble the philtrum. Repeat again if necessary to add another secure stitch. End the sewing with a knot at the bottom of the head.
Sew to attach the eyes and nose to the beaver head. Pull the thread tight enough to sunken the buttons. Again, all sewings should begin and end at the bottom of the head.
Project a straight line from nose to eyes and extend it to the top of the head, this is the ear position. Pin and sew around the bottom of the ear to the head. Repeat the same to attach the other ear.
This is another view from different angle.
Cover the head with the hood cut out from the microfiber chenille sock.
Mark the ear position on the hood.
Stretch out the knit on the marking and cut the closest strand of yarn to the marking. This is to create a hole on the hood for the ear.
Check to see if the hole is big enough, you may use your finder to stretch the hole to make it bigger. If the hole is not big enough for the ear to pass through, snip another strand of yarn next to the first one you have snipped.
Wear the hood over the ear.
If you’ve accidentally cut the hole either too big or cut at wrong position, just mend it up with matching color thread. The chenille yarn will cover up the mistake you have made.
Repeat the same to the other ear.
Apportion the body into 4 equal width, mark the arms of the beaver as shown in the picture. Mark the back as well.
Sew ladder stitches between this 2 lines, don’t pull the thread yet. Besides making loose sewing, leave longer thread in between stitches along the loop.
Pull the thread gently but firmly from the long thread loop, the sock will bump up and the “arm” of the sock beaver will form.
Knot the thread.
Repeat the same to the other arm. Front view of the sock beaver.
Sew the tail to the sock beaver.
The tail is the “support” that makes the sock beaver to stand on its own without tumbling down from behind.
Place the head to the body, find the best position to your liking, be it looking straight, looking up, looking down or even looking sideway, mark the circles on the head and body respectively.
Pin and sew the attach the head to the body.
Spray the sock beaver with water to erase the blue markings. Shape it while it is still wet if needed. Set aside to let it dry.