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Sock Skeleton: How-To – Blogtober 2020

You may have seen these around, but are they really easy to make? In this post I’ll share, step by step how I made my fun sock skeleton; which you may have seen over on my Instagram feed from the CraftRoomInspired Challenge last month!

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This is actually a super easy craft project that looks really cute and fun! It can be a great way to use up some stash, and have a little seasonal fun; suitable for kids and adults, though smaller crafters may need a hand with the sewing!

In this post, I will share a step by step process how I made my fun sock skeleton; complete with photos.

Sock Skeleton Pinnable image

What you need:

  • Some white socks (or not!)
  • Some thread
  • A needle
  • Scissors
  • Buttons for eyes
What you need

What to do:

First – Take one of your socks and place it, flattened and heel up; and cut up the middle to form the two legs; rounding the edges of the bottoms for the knees.

Sock Skeleton step 1

Second – Sew the open sides of the legs leaving a small opening for turning out and stuffing.

Sock Skeleton step 2

Third – Turn out (you may want to use a pencil to get the legs through) and fill with your wadding so you get a nice chunky bum, and your skeleton can sit up on it’s own.

Sew up your hole, once your sock is fully stuffed, and the right sort of shape.

Sock Skeleton step 3

A this point your skeleton should look something like this:

Sock Skeleton step 3b
For more Halloween crafting, check out my fabric pumpkin tutorial in this post.

Fourth – Using more thread around your sock at waist and neck points of your skeleton, tighten these threads to form the main head and body shapes.

Sock Skeleton step 4

Fifth – Cut your other sock into four shapes, the longer part for the arms, and the shorter part for the lower leg.

Sixth – Sew these sections and turn out as before, and stuff with wadding before sewing them into place, the legs onto the ends as shown in the images below.

Seventh – Once these are sewn on , again wrap thread at the points of elbow and wrist, forming hands.

Your sock skeleton should now, look something like this:

Sock Skeleton step 7

Eighth – Finally take a sharpie, and draw in your bone shapes, (you can find an cartoony drawing on google for this!)

Sock Skeleton step 8

Ninth – Run a little thread and knot through to form the skull shape pinching the front of the face, and add buttons for eyes to finish!

Sock Skeleton - Finished

Have you done any Halloween crafting this year? Or in the past?

If you give this tutorial a go, let me know, in the comments below, or drop me a message or tag me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

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