A big hello from Craft Passion, today we are pleased to share with you the free pattern and tutorial of sewing up a sock panda plushie, “PaiPai & PeiPei”. This 9.5″ tall sock panda is sewn by using a black chenille sock and white chenille sock, a pair of each color will make a pair of twin sock pandas. Other than socks, you will need a pair of 9mm black button eye, a 22mm black safety nose, a small piece of white felt, sewing thread and poly-fill stuffing material. For your ease of sewing this sock panda, I have prepared the Sock Panda Pattern Template for you to download and print, you may go to the tutorial page to get it.
Even though PaiPai & PeiPei are twin brother-sister sock panda, they both have a different personality. Nonetheless, PaiPai & PeiPei has one common goal in their life, they want to be at their very best looking all the time.
PaiPai, the brother sock panda loves to hold his hands behind the back as he thinks that this posture gives him the best look ever. He hardly uses his hands at all no matter if he is standing or sitting or eating, he much prefers others to feed him. Yes, he means it and he would starve himself rather than use his hands to eat.
Sock Panda – Free Sewing Pattern
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On the other hand, compared to the deliberately perverse character of her brother, PeiPei has a much delightful character. She is a sweet and obedient sister sock panda, she takes care of herself very well. However, she is very vain about her appearance. She likes to wear a hue color flower hairpin to brighten up her look, in the hope to draw away the attention of the big dark circle around her eyes.
“Mama said we are famous and popular because of our black and white fur, in particular, the dark spot around our eyes. Is she serious that it is real?” PeiPei is obviously confused yet feel astonished by her mother’s statement.
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PaiPai & PeiPei
Finished size: 9.5″ tall
Download and print separately: Sock Panda Pattern Template
Description: PaiPai & PeiPei are twin brother-sister sock panda and they have one common goal in their life, they want to be at their very best looking all the time. However, they both have a different personality.
1. Microfiber chenille sock, Black & White, 1 of each.
2. Button eye 9mm, black, 2; or equivalent button (as the eyes)
3. Safety Nose 22mm, black, 1; or equivalent button (as the nose)
4. White felt – 1″ x 1″, to mark 2 x 0.5″ circles (as the white of the eyes)
5. Poly-fill stuffing material
6. Sewing threads (matching colors)
7. Sock Panda Pattern Template
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
4. Light color marker, I used a silver marker to mark the black sock
6. Blunt point tweezers
7. Spray bottle filled with water
8. Printer and card stock for templates
Seam Allowance: approx. 1/4″
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.
Instructions with pictures to assist in sewing Sock Panda
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Print out the sock panda pattern template and cut out the head, ears, arms, eye marking and white of eyepieces from the printed paper or card stock.
Turn the socks to wrong-side, lay the sock flat with heel part facing up, pin.
Trace the template outlines on the wrong side of the socks, these lines are the sewing lines (red dashed lines) as shown in the picture.
I used a silver sharpie marker to lightly trace on the black sock and blue water-soluble fabric marker on the white sock.
Cut the body, shoulder and leg pieces out by following the blue lines.
Place the shoulder piece to the top edge of the white body piece and place the leg piece to the bottom edge respectively.
Lay the body part flat with heel facing upward (still with wrong-side facing outside).
Align the seam line, pin, trace the leg template onto the bottom black portion of the body.
Sew and trim.
Cut eye markings from the heel part of the black sock, bigger than the template. Trace and cut the white of eyes from felt.
Trace the outline of the eye marking template on the face, at a slant of about 30 to 45 deg angle.
Position the white of eye felt piece onto the eye marking, pin, then place the black button eye to the top of the white felt. Sew the button and pull the thread to sink the eye towards the bottom of the head.
Repeat to sew the second eye to the panda.
The legs part is stuffed firmly with poly-fill stuffing material, reduce the denseness toward the top of the body.
Sew running stitch around the top opening of the body, pull the thread to close the opening.
Mark a small circle at the bottom center of the head, this is where you are going to sew the body to the head. If needed, mark a similar size of the circle to the top of the body too so that you can keep track where to sew.
Bring the arms to the back of the panda and stitch to secure the arm’s position, this will add personality to the sock panda.