How to Make a Sock Monkey- EASY (Free Pattern and Tutorial)

Image Credit:

Helen Spencer from has put together an excellent tutorial on how to easily make sock monkeys. She includes a free pattern that makes the entire process super easy. Get the free sock monkey pattern here and be sure to watch the video below for the full tutorial!

How to Make a Sock Monkey

Sock monkeys are a classic toy that have been around for generations. If you’re looking for a fun project to make your own sock monkey, this tutorial has everything you need. In the guide you’ll find a free sock monkey pattern, complete with step-by-step instructions and illustrations. You’ll also find helpful tips for making your sock monkey unique, like choosing the right fabric and stuffing. So grab some socks and get started on making your very own sock monkey!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of experience with sewing. This project is easy enough for beginners to complete without any problems. Just take your time and follow the instructions carefully, and you’ll be able to make a beautiful piece that you can be proud of.

Supplies That You’ll Need

Chances are that you already have most of what you already need to make this stuffed monkey. However, as a convenience, I’ve included a few links to items that I don’t necessarily always have on hand, such as the poly-fil stuffing. 😊

  • 1 pair of striped socks
  • piece of felt for the face/eyes
  • 2 buttons
  • polyfill stuffing
  • embroidery thread (2 colors – one for the face and one for mouth)
  • matching thread
  • scissors 
  • ruler
  • iron and ironing board
  • sewing clips
  • sewing machine

Tips For Following This Sock Monkey Pattern

  • Use a whipstitch or a ladder stitch to attach the monkey’s arms and tail
  • The pattern includes cutouts for baby, child and adult sized socks.

Watch The Tutorial Below and “SHARE” With Friends and Family!

quilting thread vs sewing machine thread

Is There a Difference Between Hand Quilting Thread and Sewing Machine Thread?

man with bow tie

Make Bow Ties Out of Your Old Shirts! (Video Tutorial and Free Pattern)