12/17/2008

How to make Sock Fish~


I made a sock fish tonight.
It's not a tutorial...... I don't know how to make one...
But I will try my best to describe every steps to show you how I made one.
(You can see the bigger pictures on my Flickr Album:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/canndypan)

1.) Prepare 2 different kind of socks. One as body (inside), one as cloth or as body color (outside).
I chose a white sock as body material and purple little flowers one as cloth.
2.) Get fiberfill. It's really depend on how big is your sock and how you want it to be. I want my fish felt puffy, so I used more fiberfill.
3.) Put all this fiberfill inside the sock. Make it round.
4.) Sew the sock opening as fish tail.
5.) I cut the fish tail shorter.
6.) Put the outer cloth on to measure.
7.) Cut the sock to where you want.
8.) Put the outer cloth back. We have a fat fish with flower cloth on now.

9.) Stitch the end of outer cloth onto the body. So the outer cloth won't come down easily.
10.) Use the part you cut off earlier to make two half circles (back of the sock).
11.) Sew one half circle and leave the opening un-sew.
12.) Reverse the half circle to the right side and fold in half. Stitch together.
13-14.) Sew the opening together. Repeat with another one.
13-14.) Sorry, I put the number wrong~ Sew both half circles on each side of the fish as fish fin.
15.) Use a piece of felt. I found this pink one to match with purple flowers. Draw 2 circles one it.
16.) Embroidery the eyes with black thread.
17.) Stitch the eyes on. Make sure the stitch on the sock is down to make a smile.
18.) Done!! Here is one happy sock fish!!

This is the old one I made with baby's sock. I use buttons to make eyes. This is a gold(blue) fish!!

2 comments:

Louisa said...

Cute! I like your big head sock doll best, the one with the cute little lips.

ChichiBoulie said...

There really aren't enough sock fish in the world - I've only just realised this. Thank you for showing us how to make them! :D