Mr. Sock Gobble, the sock turkey is here to say hello to all Craft Passion’s fans, followers, readers and visitors. Welcome to the season of Autumn / Fall, where turkey theme is flooded all around, especially in many social media platforms, Pinterest for example. I am glad to create a turkey sewing craft to share with you this year. I hope to seeing you sewing Mr. Sock Gobble as gift or home decor for the upcoming Thanksgiving festival. All details, including downloadable pattern (in PDF), where to buy the socks and some of the materials can be found in next page.
This sock turkey is able to stand with a support at it’s back as the legs are filled with densely rolled up batting. You may add wire to the legs for better support but make sure the wire is properly sealed up and won’t protrude and pierce out from the batting and sock.
Besides standing up, this sock turkey is able to sit down nicely as well, just prop it down and it is sitting like a baby with the legs open up widely.
The white of the eyes and snood of the sock turkey are made from felt. I used domed button eyes for the sock turkey but you can always substitute them with felt if you are sewing it as toys. The wattle was sewed from the unused elastic ribbing of the socks instead of letting it to waste. I also included the pattern and tutorial of the top hat that the sock turkey is wearing. It is sewn from felt as well.
Oh… and the colorful tail of the sock turkey, guess what it is sewn from? It is from a pair of toe socks!!! The colorful rainbow striped toe socks are just perfect for Mr. Sock Gobble. I think he is very happy and proud of it’s charming tail 🙂
Part of the toe socks were being used for the legs and beak. I gave Mr. Sock Gobble a pair of big feet so that it has a wider base to stand up steadily. Does it resembles the foot of the Tweety Bird? This sock Turkey has 3 toes instead of 2 toes of Tweety Bird.
I added an iron-on decal (cut from Brother’s ScanNCut machine) for Mr. Sock Gobble with the message “Happy Autumn”. You may personalize it with other messages for example “Happy Thanksgiving”, “I Luv U”, “Happy Family”, even name of someone or the year of the celebration etc. If you do not have iron-on decal, you can always made a small card with the message and hang it on the neck of the sock turkey. Oh yes, if you are throwing a Thanksgiving Dinner, perhaps you can sew a bunch of sock turkeys as table placement card holders and let your guests bring them back as souvenir.
I hope you love Mr. Sock Gobble, the sock turkey and start sewing it soon. Please share this free sock turkey pattern and tutorial with your friends and family as they might want to sew it too.
Till then, I wish you all happy sewing and enjoy every moment of crafting!