If you have little kids at home then there’s a good chance that you’re missing a sock or two every now and then. Instead of wondering where they went or waiting for them to reappear (don’t hold your breath on this one), why not do something with the remaining socks!
Make a sock snake out of them!
Got a collection of socks with missing partners? If you think that their mates are gone for good, here’s a cute sewing project you can do with the orphaned socks!
Want to add a stuffed toy for your kids? Your kids will love a soft snake toy. You can make one on a very low budget, or even free, that’s way better!
Your kids are going to love its unique look. They will definitely enjoy playing and taking it to bed with them because it’s as cuddly and cute as a teddy bear!
With socks snakes, you can play pretend or cuddle up, giving you an alternative to stuffed animals. Have fun, be creative, and avoid spending a lot at the craft store.
Do you have enough mismatched socks you can use for this cute project?
You’ll need the following materials to make a sock snake out of your mismatched or old socks.
- Clean Socks
- 5″ Red Ribbon
- Pillow Stuffing
- Sewing Machine
- Sewing Needle
How to make a sock snake out of your mismatched socks
It’s easy to make, even if you’re not an expert or into sewing projects.
Here, the DIY-er used 10 pieces of clean socks. To use more or less is up to you. But of course, the more socks you use, the longer the snake sock, the better!
1. Gather your socks
Select the right socks, these should have similar sizes. You can use at least 10 socks for one sock snake. If there are no similar sizes, you can rather have them arranged from largest to smallest, or vice versa.
2. Cut the socks
Cut the socks into 3 to 4 inches widthwise and remove the excess fabric. Each side should also be trimmed lengthwise.
3. Sew them together
After trimming, you may now sew your stripped socks. Attach the top and bottom sides to form a snake pattern.
4. Make a snake tongue
After sewing them all together, you can now make a snake tongue. To make the tongue, use an old red cloth or ribbon, and make a strip by trimming it in half lengthwise. Make an inverted v shape on the top end. You will need to stitch your red fabric to the top of your sock strip on the front side and ¼ inches to the left. In order to accommodate the seam allowances, you must move over ¼ inches.
5. Make the snake eyes
Use two old buttons and just sew it on the end of your sock snake, at the top of the tongue part.
6. Sew the sides
Sew all sides to partially enclose the sock snake, but leave a ¼ allowance open.
7. Stuff the sock snake.
You may stuff your sock snake with pillow stuffing. Make it full. Use a long stick to push the stuffing inside.
8. Close the sock snake
After fully stuffing the sock snake, you can now close it.
By the way, don’t forget to wash your used socks before doing this project. 😂
That’s it, you now have a cuddly sock snake! Enjoy!
Below are fabulous sock snake designs you might want to make.
Cute sock snake designs
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Thanks to Grosgrain for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…
If you liked this project, you might also like to view DIY No-Sew Sock Bunny…