This is a laundry basket full of socks. CLEAN socks. I absolutely dread matching and folding our socks so I decided that all the socks would go into this laundry basket and whenever someone needed a pair of socks they could dig for what they needed. Well, it turns out my hubby wasn’t really on board with this idea, LOL! So I spent some of the afternoon sorting socks.
Here are the pairs matching socks
And here are the socks that are missing their match
This is when a crafty idea came to mind. I would make a sock animal with a leftover sock… a sock dinosaur! And we will call him Sockasaurus! I don’t have much sewing skills so I did what I could, but I think he turned out pretty cute 🙂 If you have a sewing machine, I am sure this will be very easy for you. If not, it can still be done, just as I did it!
Here are the materials I used:
– A child-size brown sock (larger socks will make larger dinosaurs!)
– Poly-fil stuffing
– Matching embroidery thread
– Buttons for eyes
– Red felt for spikes
First I cut the sock like in the picture below. I then sewed together the open ends. You will want flip the sock inside out and sew the edges together, leaving a small opening to flip in the right away again and stuff it before completely sewing it closed.
When you have the head and the body stuffed and sewn shut, you will want to start on the arms and legs. I used the extra piece of fabric that I cut from the end of the sock for the appendages. I cut it up like the picture below, using the large pieces for the legs and two smaller pieces for the arms. The last little end was thrown away.
Now you can sew all your pieces together.
To make the spikes, I cut a long strip of spikes along one edge of my felt.
I used red thread to sew it onto the top of the dinosaur.
Lastly, sew on your button eyes and stitch on a mouth with white thread. Add some teeth if you’d like! ROOOOOAAAARRRRR!