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How to sew a Sock Monkey with NO SOCKS!!!

Jan 22, 2014 | Blog, NEW Toy Patterns

Woohoo!!!! I am verrrrrrry excited to introduce the newest Funky Friends Factory toy sewing pattern…

Shelby the NO SOCK Sock Monkey!

Sheby LOOKS like a traditional sock monkey BUT my sewing pattern is designed to be made from fabric.


Well, for 2 reasons… First of all, I have NEVER SEEN the traditional Original Rockford Red Heel socks (in all my years of shopping?) and secondly,  I HAVE SEEN lots of super cute sock monkey fabrics!

sock monkey fabric

Sometimes my sewing pattern designs are my inspiration for the fabric I use to make my soft toys, and sometimes it’s the other way around – the fabric I have bought is the inspiration for the pattern design! How could you NOT be inspired by the gorgeous sock monkey fabrics????? 😀

Sock monkey fabric - traditional Original Rockford Red Heel socks

Now you can make a sock monkey…

EVEN IF you can’t find

a cute pair of socks!

NO SOCK sock monkey sewing pattern 1

I had so much fun making my sock monkey…..

I had to make some more!!!

Sock monkeys - easy sewing pattern


some more!!!

NO SOCK Sock monkeys 2

This is a really easy pattern for beginners and children to sew. You only need a small fabric scrap of the contrast fabric and the pattern looks awesome made up in spots, stripes, plain solids and prints – so and I’m sure you’ll have as much fun as I did choosing fabrics!

What fabric do you think would be good for a Sock Monkey?

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory. .

Till next time…

Happy Sewing,




  1. Deb Mogridge Dawidowicz

    very cute!!!

  2. Pauline

    Thanks Deb!! 😀

  3. Tracey

    Cute I love this !!!!!

  4. Sammi

    That’s so cool!

  5. Lucy

    What a clever idea! 😀


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