Anatomy Of A Sock Bunny

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Socks.  We all have them.  In all shapes, sizes, and colors.  They are mysterious.  Yes, mysterious because it still baffles me to this day how they elude me in the dryer.  They are magicians too, as they magically appear in the next load of laundry.  They reside normally in a dark drawer, or sometimes found in the pet bed chewed.  They come in pairs, kinda like twins.  They always match.  Sometimes they get holes.  They warm our feet or cover up unpainted toes.  Socks are funny.

Socks have lots of responsibilities.  They always have to stay together.  They get balled up, folded, or neatly placed in a drawer.  They always have to be ready when that drawer opens to go to work.  Sometimes they get pulled from duty as they are a little worn and need mended.  Sometimes we have to say goodbye to them when they have warmed our feet for the last time and there is nothing more we can do to save them.  They serve many purposes.

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Other than unofficial chew toys for the dogs, socks can be used to create the most incredible people toys.  Yes, that’s right, we need and love things that make us smile, and who knew that a stupid striped sock could bring us so much joy!  I never did, until I got my scissors out and started cutting up my loyal socks that resided in the bottom of my sock drawer for many years.

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So, now comes the hard part.  Do I leave my socks nestled all snug in the sock drawer, leave them to keep their magical powers that be in the dryer, or yank those suckers out of the drawer and make Sock Bunnies?  I think we all know the answer to this one!

Anatomy of a Sock Bunny

CLICK HERE for the full tutorial of HOW TO MAKE A SOCK BUNNY.
(Go ahead, I dare ya!  Or you can pay me to make some for you!)

What are your socks gonna do today?

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When the Weather is Crappy – Start Crafting!

This week has been a whirlwind of precipitation, Monday started off with sunshine, Tuesday it poured rain all day, Wednesday it rained and snowed, and today it’s snowing again, so what do you do when you are sick of the crappy weather?  You craft!

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I remembered that I picked up two pairs of really cool knee high socks at Pat Catan’s a few months ago and I wanted to make a second sock bunny.  So, I pulled out one pair and got in gear to make a bunny, unfortunately, I found out in the middle of my project that I did not have enough filling to finish the bunny, so I need to head back to the store to get some, but I did get the bunny all cutout and sewed together.

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Making this type of Sock Bunny is really easy and all you need is a great pair of knee high socks to make it.  You lay the sock flat with the heel showing on top and cut down a few inches from the “toes” to almost the heel as you are now making the ears of the bunny.  Next, you cut up from the band of the sock a few inches as this makes the legs of the bunny.  Then you flip the sock inside out.  Pin around your ears and legs to get your bunny ready for sewing.  Sew all around the ears first, then sew up both legs and leave a hole or opening on the bottom of the bunny so you have an opening to stuff it.  The next thing to do is to stuff your bunny with filling and make sure you stuff the face or heel of the sock bunny real good so the face is prominent on your bunny.  I used a letter opener to push the stuffing into the bunny which helped a lot.  Finish stuffing, and then hand sew the opening when you are done.  Then, you can sew on cute buttons for eyes or even get your embroidery thread out and sew on a cute nose.

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I’ve got great plans for this bunny when I get more stuffing and can finish it, so keep watching for another post to see what I do!  What is amazing is that a cheap pair of cute socks can make an adorable stuffed bunny!  And, since this craft project is so easy, not to mention a lot of fun, and you know how bunnies multiply…..I can see a lot of these being made in the near future!

Sock Bunny Tutorial

SOCK BUNNY TUTORIAL

A Sock Bunny Tutorial just in time to make these for Christmas or hang them out of the top of your Christmas stockings!  I never knew that making a Sock Bunny could be this easy, but it is, not to mention a lot of fun!  While I was making this Sock Bunny, both Nikita and Bella hung by my side because they thought it was for them, but this one is for Me!  (I will have to make each of them one too, since they will probably not leave mine alone!)

Anyhow, let’s begin with the tutorial!  If you are making these for a child under the age of 3, just stitch the eyes on instead of using buttons so there won’t be a choking hazard.  First, you need to purchase knee high socks, which you can pick up rather inexpensively.  (the ones I used were from KMart and they were $3, now today, I see that they are marked down to $1.50)  Pick out a pair that has vibrant colors or choose a design like I did that has a nice holiday flare!

STEP ONE:  Lay the first sock flat on a table with the heel on top, then cut the foot of this sock right down the middle and stop about an inch from the heel (as the heel will be the face).

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STEP TWO:  Cut the other side of this sock down the middle as shown, as these will be the legs of the bunny.

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STEP THREE:  Cut the foot off the second sock.  This will turn into the bunny’s arms.

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STEP FOUR:  Cut the foot of the second sock down the middle.

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STEP FIVE:  Back to the first sock, turn your sock inside out and hand stitch or use a sewing machine to sew the ears shut.

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STEP SIX:  Sew the bottom of the feet and insides of the bunny legs as shown, leaving a large 2 inch hole to insert stuffing into.  Fill the body, ears, and legs of the bunny with stuffing.  Now you can sew the bottom of the body together once you have all the stuffing inside.  (Since I did not have any regular filling, I used a snow blanket and cut it into strips for my stuffing)

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STEP SEVEN:  Back to the second sock (the arms).  Turn these inside out and sew each arm shut, but leave the ends open.  Stuff each arm, then sew arm together at end.

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STEP EIGHT:  Hand stitch the arms onto the sides of the body of the bunny.

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STEP NINE:  Stitch on buttons for eyes, and you can use embroidery thread to stitch on a nose.  (I have not added my eyes yet because I am still deciding on what I want)

The sewing on this project is minimal thanks to the knee high socks, but you can make a bunch of these in a weekend if you have lots of Christmas stockings to fill as they are easy to make!  Have fun and let me know if you make any, because I would love to see what you created!