Oh gosh, I just can’t stop myself from sewing sock animals. Please meet Bob, the hoodie sock beaver who loves music and has a big dream. Similar to the hoodie sock sheep and sock reindeer, this time Bob’s hoodie is detachable, yes, now the hood can be taken down. Follow the instruction at the pattern and tutorial page to sew one soon.
Bob is wearing his favorite chenille sweater while playing with his siblings by the river. When he feels warm, he can always take off the hood to chill out and unwind. Beaver is born to be a great lodge builder, they collect logs and branches to build a home for their habitat. Besides their natural behavior, Bob has a big dream, he wants to be a famous acoustic architect and build a great auditorium for his idol, Alan Walker, the hoodie DJ music producer who was made famous by his song “Faded”.
Sock Beaver – Free Sewing Pattern
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Bob, the sock beaver is about 9″ tall, sewn from a set of star sock set (buy the sock set here). The hoodie is sewed from microfiber chenille sock while the body is sewed from a cotton sock. The muzzle and teeth are sewed from felt, eyes and nose are black domed button of 6mm and 10mm (buy button eyes here). I have prepared the pattern template for you to download, however, you might need to adjust the template sizes according to your sock size.
The trio brothers sitting together to discuss their next building project.
Hello, I am Bob, are you looking for me?
Do you like my new specky look?
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 have a similar passion over the hoodie sweater that makes them feel secure and comfortable. Besides Bob’s natural 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 he 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 the eyes)
3. Button eye 10mm dome-shaped, black, 1; or equivalent button (as the 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
10. Optional accessories, wire glasses, 3 3/4″ wide.
1. Sewing machine, or, you can hand-sew without a 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 a 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.
How to secure the knot
Instructions with pictures to assist in sewing 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.
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.
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.
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 resembles the philtrum. Repeat again if necessary to add another secure stitch. End the sewing with a knot 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.
Check to see if the hole is big enough, you may use your finger 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 a wrong position, just mend it up with matching color thread. The chenille yarn will cover up the mistake you have made.