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Guide dog socks

With this guide, you can just make friends with the best friend of the people. The sock dog invites you to cuddle - and is guaranteed to be easy to care for.


You need this:

  • two brown socks of any pattern
  • two medium sized buttons in mother of pearl
  • Mini pompon in pink (craft shop)
  • fiberfill
  • white fabric
  • pink ribbon
  • pen
  • fabric scissors
  • Sewing machine and matching yarn
  • sewing needle

And this is how it's done:

Cropping parts: First you have to cut the individual parts of the body. For this, use the leaflet from the instructions (all instructions available for download under the article) as a template and possibly mark the pattern with a chalk pen. Cut the left sock lying almost flat. Pull the right sock apart with the heel facing up.

Sewing body: From the right sock (without toe-tip), which was cut in the middle until just before the heel, sew the body with hind legs. Turn the sock to the left, stitch the contours all around except for the upper opening at the cuff, edging the feet around. Turn.

Sew Head: The head is made from the middle part of the left sock. Turn the sock part over and sew it round at the side that has just been cut off at the tips of the toe. This results in the muzzle. The diagonally cut side over the heel remains open for stuffing. Turn the head.

Stitching front legs: The front legs of the dog are sewn from the middle of the left half of the left sock (without cuffs): turn the two pieces and sew them on the long and one short side, round off the short side. Turn the two finished hoses.

Sewing ears and tail: The ears are made from the right toe, the tail from the left. Cut the sock part in the middle for the ears. For the tail cut only a narrow strip from the front tip. All parts on the left, except for a small opening, sew and turn.

Fill with cotton wool: Now it goes to the stuffing: All body parts, except for the tail, bulging stuffed with cotton wool. Start with the body with the legs. Fill the tail with only a little cotton. Tip: for all narrow parts (ie legs, ears and tail) take a pin of wooden skewer to help.

Assemble: Sew up all body parts so that the cotton does not spill out. Then it's time to assemble: sew the head by hand as shown on the body. Sew forelegs on the side of the torso, put the ears on the right and left top of the head. Tip: work with matching yarn.

Details elaborate: Now comes the subtleties: to sew the tail in any position on the rump. The eyes are two buttons. Sew on a small pompom for the nose above the muzzle. That's it! Finally tie a ribbon around the neck with ribbon to conceal the seam.

Making Bones: A fabric bone is a fun accessory that gives Oskar the finishing touch. Double-place white fabric, record and cut out a bone. On left to left, except for a small opening, sew together, turn around and stuff with cotton wool. Finished is Oskar's toy!

Here you can download the entire manual.