Mother’s Day is just a month away, the Mama Sock Kangaroo is so excited and looking forward to this very special day that means so much to her. She can’t wait to celebrate this occasion with other mothers around the world. Please meet Mama Kass, the sock Kangaroo, and Baby Kaden, the felt baby kangaroo. They are delighted to be here to meet Craft Passion’s craft lovers and makers, Mama Kass is hoping to see their mobs growing bigger after her appearance here with the free pattern sharing. Will you make her wish comes true?
Kass, the sock kangaroo, is a folksy humble new mom in her local community. She would greet everyone who she comes across while strolling with baby Kaden in her pouch. Baby Kaden has been living comfortably in Mama Kass’s pouch, safe and sound. Baby Kaden is growing bigger now, soon he will be leaving the pouch and Mama Kass will be missing him a lot.
Sock Kangaroo – Free Sewing Pattern
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The pattern on the next page is a little long but it is worth the read till the end. It has all the details you need to know on how to sew Mama Kass Sock Kangaroo and Baby Kaden Kangaroo. Follow all the instructions well and you will be able to make one yourself. If you have any questions, just let me know.
Mama Kass is sewn from a pair of lady size plain cotton crew socks, she is about 11″ in height. Her long ears are colored with fabric prints and her pouch is flourished with beautiful fabrics too. She is able to stand on her own, thanks to her big hind legs and tail. Baby Kaden is sewn from felt materials which are pretty straightforward.
“What’s up for Mother’s Day?” “We shall organize a charity run/hop to raise funds for a good cause. After that, we will have a craft and chocolate making session with the kids, followed by playing games with them such as mommy wrapping. After a long day with fun and meaningful activities, we shall end the day with some quiet moment watching sunset and hearing birds singing.”
Daddy is back!!! Baby Kaden is happy to watch his daddy hopping back after a long day at work. Daddy must be exhausted, Baby Kaden is going to give him a back rub to soothe out the tiredness. Though Baby Kaden is too small to give a full massage, Daddy’s heart feels warm to be home with Mama Kass and Baby Kaden.
Mama Sock Kangaroo
- Plain cotton sock, crew length, 1 pair
- Button eye 8mm dome-shaped, black, 2; or equivalent button
- Fabric scraps of about 10″ x 4.5″ or 2 pcs of charm square (5″ x 5″)
Felt Baby Kangaroo
- Sewing machine. You can also hand-sew, if you prefer
- Long Sewing Needle (about 2"), tapestry needle and pins
- Water Soluble Fabric Marker
- Blunt point tweezers
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Printer and card stock for templates
- Prepare all materials above. Always pre-washed your socks before sewing them. Turn sock right side in and iron.
- Print out the pattern, cut out the templates, and trace them on the materials. Draw pattern on the sock. Sew then cut. Turn sock pieces right side out.
- Stuff parts with poly-fill stuffing materials and sew as instructed below.
- Sew to close the opening. Massage the parts to even out the lumps of the stuffing.
- Sew the eyes and ears to the head. Sew to form arms from part of the body. Lastly, sew the legs, tail, and the head to the body to complete the sock kangaroo stuffed animal.
- Trace baby kangaroo pattern on felt, cut, and sew.
- Turn all piece right-side out, stuff, and sew to assemble.
Seam Allowance: give yourself approximately 1/8” or 1/4” (you need bigger seam allowance for loose-knit and thinner sock materials because they can be ripped off easily)
Tip: How To 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.
MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO SEW
KASS & KADEN SOCK KANGAROOS
Gather the materials and tools needed to sew the sock kangaroo.
I used a pair of beige color cotton socks in lady size and 2 pcs of charm pack size fabric which is 5″ x 5″. Always prewash your material before sewing them.
Download, print and cut out the template for the sock kangaroo.
Optional: Take out the elastic strings from the ribbing on one of the socks.
DRAW, SEW & CUT
Turn the socks inside out, align the socks as shown in the picture. Pin.
Sketch and trace the pattern templates on the socks.
The left sock is the one with the elastic strings taken out.
Sew and cut out the pieces according to the dashed red lines and blue lines respectively as stated in the pattern template.
STUFF, SEW & ASSEMBLE
Turn the pieces right-side-out and stuff firmly with poly-fill stuffing material, sew to close the opening.
Shape the head so that the nose is pointy while the back is round. Stuff the bottom half body densely and shape it round at the bottom and slender at the top, just like a pear. The feet should be flat and wide. The tail is arched at the tip.
Set aside while you work on the ears. You may spray some water on the pieces to erase the marking while waiting, otherwise, you can do it at the end of the project.
Cut and open flat the sock piece that was reserved for the ears. Trace the ear pattern on the wrong side of the fabric piece then place it on the sock piece with the right-side facing each other, pin.
Stitch around the sewing lines and leave an opening at the bottom for turning the ear right-side out.
Turn the earpieces right-side out, sew to close the opening.
Sew running stitches near the edge of the ear with yellow embroidery floss. Do not pierce the needle through the sock material, just stitch on the fabric and the seam allowance inside the ear.
Fold the ear and sew the bottom together.
Draw a horizontal line at the end of the “toe seam line” of the sock that appears on the headpiece. This is the position of the bottom seam line of the ear.
The triangle is the sewing line of the ear to the head.
The top view and ear placement. Make sure their positions are the mirror of each other.
Align the bottom join line of the ear to the drawn line, pin the earpiece to the head and sew around to attach the ear to the head.
Top view of the head after one ear is sewn.
Repeat the same to attach the other ear.
Sew the button eye to the head, the position is about 1/2″ to 3/4″ below the ear. Pinch the positions with your fingers to check if they are your desired place to put eyes. Mark them down.
Sew one eye and pull the sewing thread down to the bottom of the head, pull to make the eye sink into the head. Make a few more stitches to fasten it securely.
Repeat the same to attach the other eye.
Sew the nose with brown embroidery floss; begin at the bottom of the head, out at 1, in at 2, out at 3, and in at 4, end the sewing at the bottom of the head.
1. Cut the pouch piece, with 3/4″ seam allowance on the top and 1/4″ on the rest.
2. Double fold the top edge and topstitch with decorative stitches.
3 & 4. Use a running stitch to gather the curved edge of the pouch, place the template on it, align the top edge, and pull to tighten the thread to pull the seam allowance inward. Iron to set the crease line.
Place the pouch on the bottom half of the body, pin and sew the pouch to the body, leaving the top edge of the pouch open.
Mark a 1.5″ long on both sides of the body, as shown in the picture. This is the arm position of the sock kangaroo.
Mark similar lines at the back of the sock kangaroo. This is the side view of the body that shows 2 lines that will make the arm.
Sew stitches across the 2 lines, as shown in the picture. Leave longer thread (loop) in between the stitches so that you can pull the thread to tighten the stitches hence form the arm.
Gently pull the thread via the loop to tighten the stitches and form the arm, as shown in the picture.
Similarly, stitch across the arm in an upward direction to give it more secure sewing.
Repeat the same to make another arm.
Place the feet below the body with wider width facing front, pin and sew around the points that the foot touches the body.
Sew the tail to the center bottom of the body. The tail is the “support” that makes the sock kangaroo stand on its own without tumbling down from behind.
Top view of the body after it is completed.
Mark 2 small circles on the bottom of the head and top of the body, this is where they are going to be joined up.
Place the head on the bode, align the center lines, pin, and sew around securely to complete the sock kangaroo.
Spray it with water to erase the blue markings. Shape it while it is still wet if needed. Set aside to let it dry.
This is mama Kass with the little off-spring baby Kaden in her pouch, enjoying a stroll in the morning.
Gather the materials and tools needed to sew the sock kangaroo.
DRAW, SEW & CUT
Trace the baby kangaroo template on the felt with the water-soluble fabric marker.
Cut the pieces out with about 1/8″ seam allowance.
Stack and align the earpieces, headpieces, and body pieces respectively with the right-side facing each other. Sew around with smaller stitch length. Remember to leave an opening for turning the pieces right-side out.
STUFF, SEW & ASSEMBLE
Turn all pieces right-out. Stuff the head and body with poly-fill stuffing material until it is dense and firm.
Turn the raw edges at the bottom of the ear inwards, sew to close the opening. Fold the ear and sew the bottom.
Repeat the same to the second ear.
Place the ears on the head of the baby kangaroo, pin, and sew around.
Sew to attach the eyes, pull the thread tight to sink the eyes.
Sew the nose with brown embroidery floss.
Place the head to the body, align the center, pin and sew to complete the baby kangaroo.
Spray some water to erase the marking of the fabric marker.
Set aside to let it dry.
4 mama sock kangaroo bring their babies for a walk, they get to socialize with each other and sharing thoughts and experiences of bringing up their offspring.
Socks will be stretched after they are stuffed so thick socks that are close-knit make better quality sock kangaroo toys.
Tip: always massage the stuffing to loosen out lumps. Long tubular parts should be rolled with both hands so any lumps will be smooth, and help to make the parts longer and firmer.