As I sort the laundry I take all the socks and toss them into our sock basket to be paired later. The sock basket is not laundry. It is a cruel reminder that sometimes as an adult you have to do things you really do not want to do.
So why do I find the sock basket so cruel while at the same time I have no problem doing the laundry? Because I am always left with a pile of un- matchable socks. I know whoever wore the sock wore two. So in great likelihood two socks went into the wash. Where is the other sock??!!?? Some questions I may never have answers to, I suppose.
So when I saw this "Soctopus" toy made from a single sock a light bulb went on in my head. I have a single sock- I have a whole basket full!
The tutorial I originally found was in German. I tried just following along with the photos. While the result wasn't DIY tutu dress FAILl bad, it was....less than desirable. So here is my tutorial.
What you need:
- a single sock
- scissors (fabric scissors are ideal)
- two large hand fulls of fiberfill
- thin ribbon
- needle and thread
- craft felt
(All materials on hand. However, if you own a magical dryer whom does not eat socks, men's socks are currently on clearance at Wal-Mart for $2/pair making this a $1 toy)
1. Cut the toe and heel from your sock as pictured.
|tie the sock while inside out|
|stuff the head with fiber fill|
|cut into eight|
|fold the legs|
|starting to come together|
|yeah, I am unable to draw a simple circle freehand|
8. Stitch your black circles to the center of your white circles.
|he can see you!|
|cozy warm in his scarf soctopus|