Stray Sock Sewing : Making One-of-a-Kind Creatures from Socks, Paperback

Stray Sock Sewing : Making One-of-a-Kind Creatures from Socks Paperback

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Create cute sock monkeys and other creatures with this practical and entertaining guide to using up spare socks.

Learn how to breathe new life into stray socks with the techniques featured which show you how to choose the right sock, what kind of tools and equipment you need and how to bring the creatures to life by embellishing them with buttons and beads.

Stray Sock Sewing combines practical instructions with a whimsical narrative which gives you a glimpse into the wonderful world of sock dolls. A comprehensive techniques section breaks down the sewing essentials into easy-to-follow lessons.

Eight full step-by-step projects show you how to use your new-found skills to make cute and cuddly creations such as the lotus kitty, sock pig and Indian elephant. Contents include: Introduction; 1 Gallery - a look at a group of kooky, lovable dolls made entirely from socks; 2 Basic sock doll sewing techniques; specific stitch techniques, embellishments such as buttons and beads 3 The projects - 8 step-by-step projects; Resources; Acknowledgements.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 300 colour photos
  • Publisher: David & Charles
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  • Category: Needlework & fabric crafts
  • ISBN: 9780715330166



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Only issue I had with this is that I had to go and buy socks to make the creatures. In John Murphy's books you can use odd, old socks.