Another stuffed animal plush toy free sewing pattern and tutorial has just added to Craft Passion, please welcome Narwhal the Sock Unicorn Whale.
The Sock Unicorn Whale (or Sock Narwhal) is sewed from a piece of adult ankle sock (a pair can make 2 whales), a scrap sock fabric (or scrap knit fabric) with rainbow stripes, a pair of button eyes and yellow embroidery floss, it is then stuffed by the polyester filling material to hold its shape. The length of this sock unicorn whale is roughly 9″ long from head to tail, excluding the horn. For your ease of sewing, along with the details of the instruction, I have also included the pattern template.
Sock Unicorn Whale – Free Sewing Pattern
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After 9 months of being away from sock sewing toys, I am back with a Sock Unicorn Whale. I hope I didn’t make you waited too long for this new pattern. There are a few sock animal toys being lined up to share with everyone at Craft Passion, please stay tuned. This Sock Unicorn Whale is the 20th sock animal toys I have designed for Craft Passion, you may find more free patterns and tutorials of sock animal toys to sew, over here.
Hope you enjoy sewing up the Sock Unicorn Whale. Happy Sewing!!!
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Sock Unicorn Whale
Finished size: 9″ (excluding the horn)
Download and print separately: Sock Unicorn Whale template
1. Sock (ankle length); White Denim color, cotton, adult size, 1 pc.
2. Sock scrap or knit fabric; stripe, rainbow color.
3. Button eye 8mm dome-shaped, black, 2; or equivalent button
4. Crochet lace thread or Embroidery floss, yellow
5. Poly-fill stuffing material
6. Sewing threads (matching colors)
7. Sock Unicorn Whale template
1. Sewing machine or, you can hand-sew without a machine
2. Long sewing needle (about 2″), tapestry needle and pins
3. Water Soluble Fabric Marker
5. Blunt point tweezers or an awl
6. Printer and letter size cardstock
7. Spray bottle filled with water
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 if the seam allowance is too narrow.)
Since the sock is stretched after stuffed, thick sock with close-knit yields better quality than a thin sock.
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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.
Gather the materials and tools needed to sew the sock unicorn whale. You can use socks of ankle length or crew length to sew but in this tutorial, we are using ankle length sock.
Download and print out the Sock Unicorn Whale template on a letter size cardstock. Cut out the paper templates from the cardstock.
Remove the stitches at the ribbing area of the ankle sock and release the folded cuff.
Turn the sock inside out, flatten and lay the sock as shown in the picture, align the stripes pattern so that they are symmetrical in both top and bottom layers. Pin.
Trace the templates on the sock as shown in the picture with a water-soluble fabric marker. Since not all socks are made with the same size, you will need to adjust and hand sketch the template on the sock if necessary.
Top view of all the parts after stuffed with the filling material, massaged and shaped.
It is easier to use sock’s material or knit fabric for the unicorn horn due to its long and narrow shape. However, stuffing could be challenging to retain the uniformity, so make sure to stuff it bit by bit and give it a good massage to prevent the lumpy bumpy appearance.
A pair of blunt point tweezers will be of good help to insert the stuffing material into smaller parts like the tail, fins, and the horn.
Sew to attach the tail to the body by using ladder stitch or slip stitch. Make a few loose stitches on the marking lines between the 2 parts before pulling the thread tight to bring them together. Repeat the sewing until you have completed the round and securely attach the tail to the body of the sock unicorn whale.
Mark the position of the flipper fins under the body of the sock unicorn whale. About 3.5″ across the body horizontally depending on the size of your actual whale, you may be eyeballing the positions if you prefer.
If you aligned and pinned the sock properly especially at the sewing line, the stripes will line up nicely at the seam.
Get the Sock Shark pattern & tutorial and make a companion for the Sock Unicorn Whale so that it won’t feel lonely to be alone in the sea.