Making my 1st Red Heel Sock Monkey Toy

So I bought this Original Rockfords Red Heel socks from EatPlayLove Cafe over the weekend, and last night I spent 4 hours cutting, sewing, stuffing and putting this monkey toy together. It wasn't a quality work of craft, if I had a sewing machine, the end product will be so much better and it'll take half the time!

Original Rockfords Red Heel socks monkey toy

[caption id="attachment_1212" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Original Rockfords Red Heel socks monkey toy Content in pack - a pair of Original Rockfords Red Heel socks and instruction sheet[/caption]

You will need to prepare other materials on your own. Good thing I have all necessary materials around the house. Other materials you'll need:
  • Needle and white thread (and sewing machine if available)

  • 2 black buttons for the eyes and some black thread

  • stuffing


[caption id="attachment_1213" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Original Rockfords Red Heel socks monkey toy Pieces cut-up waiting to be stitched[/caption]

Yes, I hand stitched the pieces! Poked my fingers many times and by time I finish the project, my fingers were numbed. I sew for 4 straight hours to put this together. I think I am better with crochet than stitching. I can see holes after I stuffed and piece the monkey together! Better to do the stitching with a machine if you are considering making your own too.

So after 4 hours of non-stop stitching, this is my completed monkey!

[caption id="attachment_1215" align="aligncenter" width="375"]Original Rockfords Red Heel socks monkey toy Added a crochet cap cause there wasn't enough left over from the socks for the hat[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1214" align="aligncenter" width="375"]Original Rockfords Red Heel socks monkey toy The completed (not so perfect) red heel socks monkey toy waiting for Ayra's hug and loving.[/caption]

If you look carefully, my monkey isn't exactly the same as toys displayed at EatPlayLove Cafe. Well, there was a little different in the instruction sheet and I ended up having a shorter and fatter tail and not enough socks for the hat. If I've the time, I hope to redo the monkey, a pink one perhaps.
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Original Rockfords Red Heel socks monkey toy instruction kit available at EatPlayLove Cafe at $15/set. By now, they should also have the easy pre-sewn sock monkey kits available for sale at $35/set. I was told, you need only cut up the pieces, stuff and stitch them together. The parts of the monkey for this pre-sewn kits are machine stitched and comes with a more detailed instructions with step-by-step photo guide.

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