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Sock Kangaroo Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern

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These are the perfect gifts & toys for kids on Mother’s Day & Baby Shower!!! Sew kangaroo stuffed animal with a baby felt kangaroo in a pouch, Mama Kass & Baby Kaden. The mama kangaroo is sewn from socks while the baby is sewn from felt. Get the how-to-sew tutorial and the free kangaroo patterns, keep on reading!

sock kangaroo stuffed animal

It’s time to honor our mums once again. Mother’s Day is just a month away, so this time, we have a mommy-and-kiddo plush toy combo. Meet sock kangaroo Mama Kass and her felt kangaroo baby, Baby Kaden. Both kangaroo stuffed animals are hopping excited to join your craft family and hoping (or hopping?!) that your sock stuffed animal family grows bigger after today. Let’s make this happen! 

Sock Kangaroo Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern

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This Mama sock kangaroo stuffed animal is about 11” tall and sewed from socks and colorful printed fabric. The free sewing pattern is right here and worth reading till the end. Complete with details on how to sew Mama Kass and Baby Kaden, it should have everything you need to make this mommy-kiddo kangaroo combo jump into your craft room with gusto. 

sock kangaroo pattern

Mama Kass, the sock kangaroo, is a sweet new mom in her local community. She is really friendly and always has a ready smile for anyone she bumps into. She loves to take long strolls in the cool evenings with Baby Kaden all bunched up comfortably in her pouch. Sometimes, he is so comfortable, that he falls asleep and snores so loudly; Mama Kass can actually hear him while she strolls. 

Baby Kaden is growing up real fast though, so soon he will have to leave that warm, comfortable pouch and hop around on his own. They will still always be together, though – him hopping around behind her till he grows up big enough to hop faster than her. 

baby felt kangaroo stuffed animal

Today is such a beautiful day that Mama Kass decided to bring her felt baby kangaroo stuffed animal on a trip across the meadow to the other side. Boing-boing-boing, Baby Kaden was enjoying the bounce in the pouch. He’s really excited to see this new place because he has never been there yet, but has heard so many stories about how fun it was. Making sure he’s not missing a moment, his eyes kept glued to the way forward, taking in all the fresh smells of the grass, cotton-wool clouds, and the buzzing of bees. 

stuffed kangaroo sewing pattern

They finally reached the other side and Mama Kass said, “Here we are, baby boy,” with a big smile. Baby Kaden stretched out his long hind legs and hopped out of the pouch excitedly. The breathtaking view was gorgeous! Miles upon miles of green grass, from one flat meadow to another. Huge, tall trees thick with dark green leaves lined up in a row and there was a crystal-clear pond in the middle of it all. 

And all around the pond were all other mums and kids. “Come on, baby boy,” Mama Kass said with a smile. “Let’s start getting you some new friends.” They walked over to a group of standing nearby. Mama Kass sat down comfortably, using her hind legs and tail as balance, and began chatting with other sock kangaroos mummies. 

sock kangaroo stuffed animals pattern

“Hi, I’m Bob. Let’s be friends”, Baby Kaden heard a voice behind him. He turned and saw the sock beaver, Bob. “Hi, I’m Kaden,” he replied. They smiled at each other, shook hands, and sat down to start talking. 

Baby Kaden smiled to himself. Happy to be with new friends. Happy as can be. 

But mostly happy because he was with his favorite person – his mom. 

how to sew kangaroo stuffed animal


sock kangaroo pattern

Sock Kangaroo Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern

Yield: 11" Kangaroo Stuffed Animal With A Baby
Active Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours
Difficulty: Avid Beginner/Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $3 - $10

It’s time to honor our mums once again. Mother’s Day is just a month away, so this time, we have a mommy-and-kiddo plush toy combo. Meet sock kangaroo stuffed animal, Mama Kass, and her felt kangaroo baby, Baby Kaden. Both are hopping excited to join your craft family and hoping (or hopping?!) that your sock stuffed animal family grows bigger after today. Let’s make this happen! 

Enjoy sewing them!

Download and print the SEWING PATTERN separately for the eyes, ears, and pattern for drawing the sock.


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″)
  • Brown and Yellow embroidery floss
  • Poly-fill stuffing material
  • Sewing threads (matching colors)

Felt Baby Kangaroo

  • Brown felt, 4″ x 6″
  • Beige felt, 2.5″ x 1.5″
  • Button eye 4mm dome-shaped, black, 2; or equivalent button
  • Brown embroidery floss
  • Poly-fill stuffing material
  • Sewing threads (matching colors)

Pattern Templates


  • Sewing machine. You can also hand-sew, if you prefer
  • Long Sewing Needle (about 2"), tapestry needle and pins
  • Water Soluble Fabric Marker
  • Scissors
  • Blunt point tweezers
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Printer and card stock for templates


Mama Kangaroo Stuffed Animal

  1. Preparation:
    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.
    how to sew kangaroo

    Optional: Take out the elastic strings from the ribbing from one of the socks. This will ease up the tension on the socks and we can have a better use on the material.
    how to sew kangaroo
  2. Draw & Sketch:
    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.
    how to sew kangaroo
  3. Sew Then Cut:
    Sew and cut out the pieces according to the dashed red lines and blue lines respectively as stated in the pattern template.
    kangaroo stuffed animal
  4. Stuff:
    Turn the pieces right-side-out and stuff firmly with poly-fill stuffing material, sew to close the openings.
    Shape the head of the kangaroo stuffed animal 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.kangaroo stuffed animal
  5. Sew Ears:
    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.
    how to sew kangaroo

    Stitch around the sewing lines and leave an opening at the bottom for turning the ear right-side out.
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    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.
    kangaroo stuffed animal

    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.
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    The top view and ear placement. Make sure their positions are the mirror of each other.
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    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.
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    Top view of the head after one ear is sewn.
    Repeat the same to attach the other ear.
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  6. Sew Eyes & Mouth:
    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.
    Set aside.
    how to sew kangaroo
  7. Sew Pouch:
    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.
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    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.
    kangaroo stuffed animal
  8. Sew Arms:
    The arms are made by sewing indent lines on the body.
    Mark a 1.5″ long on both sides of the body, as shown in the above 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.
    kangaroo stuffed animal

    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.
    kangaroo stuffed animal

    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.
    kangaroo stuffed animal

    Repeat the same to make another arm.
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  9. Sew Feet:
    Place the feet below the body with wider width facing the front, pin, and sew around the points that the foot touches the body.
    kangaroo stuffed animal
  10. Sew Tail:
    Sew the tail to the center bottom of the body. The tail is the “support” that makes the sock kangaroo stuffed animal stand on its own without tumbling down from behind.
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  11. Sew Head To Body:
    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.
    how to sew kangaroo

  12. Final Touch:
    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.
    sock kangaroo

Baby Kanagroo Stuffed Animal

baby felt kangaroo

Gather the materials and tools needed to sew the sock kangaroo.
kangaroo stuffed animal

Trace the baby kangaroo template on the felt with the water-soluble fabric marker.
Cut the pieces out with about 1/8″ seam allowance.
kangaroo stuffed animal

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.
sew felt baby kangaroo

Turn all pieces right-out. Stuff the head and body with poly-fill stuffing material until it is dense and firm.
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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.
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Place the ears on the head of the baby kangaroo, pin, and sew around.
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Sew to attach the eyes, pull the thread tight to sink the eyes.
Sew the nose with brown embroidery floss.
sew felt baby kangaroo

Place the head to the body, align the center, pin and sew to complete the baby kangaroo stuffed animal.
Spray some water to erase the marking of the fabric marker.
Set aside to let it dry.
sew felt baby kangaroo

Make this adorable mommy-kiddo sock kangaroo and invite some family love into your craft room. They would make great company for the other sock animals in your collection. Brighten up someone’s day by sewing them this sock kangaroo duo as a gift for a baby shower, Mother’s Day, or even a housewarming gift. They’re even better when they are paired up with other sock animal friends.  

Happy sewing! 

sock kangaroo pattern


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.

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 knot sewingSecure the knot by inserting the needle between the 2 threads.

secure knot sewingThe knot is locked with the sock and it won’t slip away through the knits when you pull the thread during sewing.

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Friday 6th of January 2023

Kangaroo so cute Thank you so much


Wednesday 27th of January 2021


Jana Vašíčková

Monday 11th of May 2020

This kangaroo is beautiful, thank you for the tutorial.


Monday 6th of April 2020

Hello. I love what you are doing with socks! I've already made the sheep and it's perfect! I've tried to made Mama Kangaroo but the head is not beautiful because it's round and not pointed. How can I do that? I don't understand. Thank you for your answer Bye bye!

Craft Passion

Monday 6th of April 2020

You may roll with both palms to shape it to slightly pointy, just like you roll a dough. Make sure the head is stuffed enough to hold the shape.

Lucy Anugrah

Sunday 12th of January 2020

Hi, would like to ask for your permission/approval to make and sell this kangaroo sock dolls for non profit fundraiser to help Australia wildlife who’s been affected by bush fires. Thank you!

Craft Passion

Tuesday 14th of January 2020

We are fine with you selling the sock Kangaroo doll that you have sewn. Pray for Australia. P/s: I deleted your email for security issues.

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