Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sock Cat Tutorial











Hello everyone! I finally have a new tutorial for you. I really enjoyed making this guy; you can use the same technique to make a doll rather than a kitty. If you have trouble with any of my tutorial directions and have a question please feel free to email me and I will do my best to help. Email me at gigi252000@aol.com




Supplies Needed:




Black Sock or other black fabric (I used the sleeves from a old black tshirt)




rags for stuffing (I used scraps of homespun and other fabrics)




Chalk




Button thread in tan and dark brown




2 old white buttons




Optional Supplies:




Stained Twine, rusty bell and scrap fabric for patch




LET'S BEGIN




1: Begin by laying your material right sides facing; using your chalk draw a primitive cat as shown in photo. It does not have to be perfect!




2. Sew right on the chalk line either by sewing machine or hand; leaving the bottom open for turning.




3. Turn right side out.




4. Using your fabric scraps stuff your kitty; the lumpier the better. Try to pack it in pretty tightly except for where you want the kitties neck to be.




5. Run a gathering stitch along the bottom of the kitty and pull tight and knot.




6. Using your brown button thread cinch around the kitty where you want the neck; pulling tight and knotting thread.




7. Using your tan button thread primitively stitch your cat's nose, mouth and whiskers.




8. Sew on his eyes.




9. To embellish hand sew on a old piece of fabric for a patch and tie a rusty bell around his neck with twine.




ENJOY!




Please remember as with all my tutorials I ask that you do not sell these directions; freely give them to your friends as they were freely given to you.




May God Bless,




Jill

8 comments:

Gettysburg Homestead said...

You are so crafty. I look forward to all your awesome tutorials. I'll let you know on the dresses
;-)

Mary

Jenn said...

This is so funny...I was just looking up old sock cats on ebay from another computer and shutting this one down. Thought I would refresh first to see if you added anything and imagine my surprise ~ hee hee! I love and enjoy your blog, tutorials and recipes! Thanks!!! Warm blessings, Jenn

SweetAnnee said...

Thanks for Sharing!!!
I love the sweet kitty!!
deena

Ann-Marie said...

I love your simple tutorials. I am get kind of crafter that prefers one day projects.

kmclaughlin said...

great tutorial!! keep them coming!!
kim

Quirky said...

Thank you for a gr8 tute! I have a few socks tucked away which would be puuuuuurrrrfect for this!

Kimber said...

That is so cute! Thank you for sharing~

Kimber said...

That is so cute! Thank you for sharing~