If you didn’t notice yet, wednesday, next week, it’s valentines day! Okay, I have nothing with that day, I won’t even celebrate.. forever alone day hahaha. But I thought let’s make a DIY for those who will celebrate and have no clue yet what to give~. So, why not make a sock pluch, that’s easy to make, yet cute! Sounds good, right?! Well let’s make a cute little bear with a balloon.
For this diy you’ll need:
♥ A fluffy sock in a color of choise. (I used pink, you can use 2 socks if you feel you don’t have enough of 1).
♥ A (scrap piece of a) white fluffy sock (or other fabric).
♥ Felt in Black and Pink.
♥ Needle and thread.
♥ Glue (optional).
♥ 2 Beads.
♥ Heart shaped balloon.
Turn your sock, that you wanna use for the body, inside out. Now draw out the legs as shown in the picture (keep the heel in the middle). I used a black marker to make the lines, so you can see better, but use whatever color you feel comfortable with (black can show through). Now, sew along those lines with a matching color of thread.
When you are done sewing the legs, cut around the lines. BUT not on the lines, don’t cut your just sewn lines haha.
Now draw a half circle on the heel and cut this out, keeping both sides of the heel together, so you’ll end up with a circle, you will use this part for his tail. Put this aside, I’ll come back about it later.
Turn the body inside out and stuff it. Make sure you stuff the legs slightly more as the body it self, so you’ll get a bone shaped body.
It’s time to close up the hole in the body, use a straight stitch along the edge of the hole, and pull tight. (try to push the edges inside when pulling it tight.) For now we are done with the body, put aside until later.
Get the toe part of the sock, which you cutted off earlier and draw 2 ear shapes on the open side. Don’t make them to big, cause the rest of the toe part you will use for the head. Sew along the the lines and cut them out.
The rest of the toe part you will use for the head. Cut the opening straight and turn inside out. Sew with a Straight stitch along the edge. Pull the thread slightly and stuff. When you are done stuffing, pull the thread completly~ and finish off.
Find the circle you cutted out from the heel. Sew along the edge with a straight stitch. Pull the thread slightly and stuff the tail a bit. Now pull the thread completly and tie it off.
Sew the head to the front part of the body and the tail on it’s butt. Place the ears with safety pins on the head so you can position them well. When you are happy with the position, sew them on.
Now cut out a oval from a white fluffy sock, this will be the mouth, with safety pins, I placed it on the head and sew it on. Now draw a heart shape on black felt, this will be the nose. Cut it out and glue it on if you are laze like me (okay I’m not really lazy, my arm hurts >_<) or you can sew it on of course. Mark the position for the eyes with a marker. And with needle and thread you’ll gonna sew the eyes (beads) on.
Now cut out an additional heart out of pink felt and glue this on his butt.
Attach some wire around his body, leave about 10cm standing up and finish it with a circle. Blow up the balloon and put it inside the circle of wire. And you are done with you cute Valentines gift!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I know I had fun and I have made this cutie for myself haha. Why not tread yourself, right?!
Happy early Valentines day everyone!