Cute Doll Made from Socks

As a follow on to our No sew Sock Penguin we have this cute as a button Sock Doll. She is also completely made from socks. Our Sock Doll does require some hand sewing, making it is a great project to move on to after our Penguin.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

Materials:

  • 1 man’s sock (the one used in this tutorial is a white sports sock in a size 6 – 11)Cute Doll Made from Socks
  • 1 knee sock (the one used in this tutorial is a 5 – 6 1/2)
  • White thread
  • Grey thread (or thread to match the second sock used)
  • Black embroidery floss/thread
  • Yarn (Aran weight used in this tutorial, but any yarn can be used)
  • Craft filler

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • sewing needles, one with a large eye for the embroidery floss/thread
  • Piece of card 6 1/2″ x 4″ / 16.5 cm x 10 cm (This is to wrap the yarn around lengthways to create the hair

 

 

Cute Doll Made from Socks

How to make:

  • Cut the white sock in two as in the picture above, leave aside the top part of the sock for another project.
  • Turn the other part of the sock inside out and place flat with front toe section facing you. Using either a fabric marker or a tailor chalk pencil mark out two legs as shown in the picture below.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Cut away the excess sock material.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Turn sock right side out.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Stuff the sock lightly with the craft filler.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Using the whip stitch sew up the area between the legs.
  • About 1/3 down from the top of the sock, using a length of yarn, tie tightly around the sock. This creates the separation between the head and the body.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Taking the 2nd sock. Fold the top band of the sock over and measure it against the length of the body. Cut out.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Place the sock over the doll’s body.
  • Place the remainder of the sock alongside the top of the head and cut out. This will make the hat. Make sure there is a sufficient amount of material to have a rolled section at the base of the hat.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Using a running stitch gather the top of the hat together and stitch securely.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Turn hat right side out and leave aside.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Wrap the yarn around the cardboard 45 times and cut across one of the sides. You will end up with lengths that are 13″ / 33 cm long.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • At the centre point of the lengths securely tie some yarn at two points very close to each other. See the centre of the picture below.
  • From both of the points you have tied, plait each side down to the end and tie a bow in place using a small cut off section from the sock.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • When you have this completed cut the plaits in half at the centre point, see image below.
  • Leave aside with the hat.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Using the grey thread (or matching thread to your chosen sock) sew through the sock body to create ‘the arms in pockets’ definition. Starting just below the neck and in 1 ” / 2.4 cm from the side, sew down 2 1/2 ” / 6 cm on both sides of the body.
  • At this point, if you have any sock material left over from the dress you can add layers by cutting out a similar piece to the hat above and just slipping in under the main section of the dress at the bottom.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Position the plaits in position at either side of the doll’s head and sew in place.

Cute Doll Made from Socks

  • Place the hat over the plaits and the head, sew in place.
  • The final step is to create the eyes, I used 6 strands of the black embroidery floss/thread, and using a back stitch I sewed in 2 semi-circles with 3 eyelashes in each semi-circle.
  • The eyes are created in the same way as shown in this tutorial click here and we have a video tutorial click here

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Cute Doll Made from Socks

Your sock doll is now completed.

Watch our step by step video tutorial here…

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