For over 6 years since I started to design and make the first stuffed animal softie by using socks, this sock puppy (Pug breed) is my 23rd sock animal pattern and tutorial. It is fun to make cute things out of a pair of socks and shared the free pattern and tutorial via Craft Passion, though the journey is not easy I thoroughly enjoy the process. (Click here to view my other design of sock animal patterns & tutorials.)
I have been wanting to design canine theme sock animal for quite some time. Just happen to coincide with the year of Dog this year, I told myself not to procrastinate the plan anymore, so here is the Sock Puppy in Pug breed, I named it Puggie. Puggie is about 8 inches tall, sewn from a pair of microfiber chenille socks, scraps of white and brown felts, a pair of button eyes, button nose and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, a pattern template is also included on the tutorial page. Besides the sock pug puppy, I have also included the dog bone template which you can sew to match up with the sock pug puppy.
If you have difficulties in getting the right socks color and material to sew, you can get them from Craft Passion Shop. I only have a small quantity in stock, just in the hope to provide material support to those who need it. Due to a lot of restriction, I do not plan to grow the shop too big as my passion is still on design and sharing the pattern and tutorial of handmade crafts, however, I will do my best to provide a good support.
When I say the journey is not easy earlier on, I would like to elaborate more in detail here. In most of my craft designs, I will make a test piece and fine tune all the little details. Until I am fully happy with the outcome, I will proceed to the next stage which is to sew another one and develop the documentation materials for the pattern and tutorial that you are reading in the tutorial page. The materials include shooting the steps photo as I am progressing, draft down important notes to be highlighted in the instruction area. All these details are not done in hours but in days. Lots of photos to be chosen and processed, create templates of the pattern electronically and lastly putting everything together in the written words. Yes, very time consuming but the hard work gets rewarded when I receive good response from the supportive reader like you.
I hope you like the Puggie sock puppy as much as I do and looking forward to seeing you sewing it with love and passion.