Jul 2, 2009

Sock dolls

I made my first stocking doll when I was about 12 years old. It had button eyes and I found a big old button that looked like an acorn for the nose. I hunted around in a couple of stores that had inexpensive tube socks, and I could only find white ones. Oh well. The limbs and tails are made from bits of old t-shirts (left-overs from making a t-shirt quilt.) These sock dolls are for school-age children. If making them for babies and toddlers, don't use button eyes, embroider the eyes instead. I turned the socks inside out, and stitched the top of the heads to form the ears. They are stuffed with left-over quilt batting (what else?) I stitched up the bottoms while inserting the legs. Then I used some quilting thread to sew on the arms and tails. (The rabbit has a pom-pom tail.) I gathered the necks. Then I made crochet chains for the neck bows. And I sewed on buttons and did a bit of fast embroidery for the faces.


JustCindy said...

What a cute idea!

Magpie Sue said...

Cute sock dolls! And I love the way your medallion quilt turned out.

Have a happy Fourth!

jovaliquilts said...

These are adorable! They look really cuddly, too.