Crafts & DIY
Woman saves old socks to make adorable baby dolls in easy-to-follow tutorial
I have an entire box dedicated to "lonely socks" and I can't wait to try this.
Ma Fatima Garcia
11.02.22

Do you have socks that don’t have a pair, or what we call lonely socks?

Maybe your baby has outgrown them, and now you don’t know what to do with them.

Don’t throw your old socks away.

YouTube channel Miarti – Creative ideas garnered millions of views because of this adorable DIY project.

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Here’s how you can create adorable mini stuffed toys using your old or lonely socks, and it’s one of the easiest DIY projects you can make.

Here’s what you will need:

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
  • Fabric – old socks (stockings and a colorful one for the toy’s garment)
  • Threads – You’ll need threads that will match your socks
  • Hand-sewing needles
  • Polyfill or any stuffing you like
  • Scissors
  • Plastic eyes
  • Yarn
  • Accessories that you like
YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

Let’s get started:

Get one clean, old or unused stocking.

Then put some stuffing and compress it by twisting it. This one should be tight.

Once you have created a ball, secure it with stitches.

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

Repeat and make two balls. These will become the stuffed toy’s arms.

Once done, set them aside.

Do this again, but this time, create a tiny circle. This will be our nose.

Set it aside once you are done.

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

Get your stocking, it should be like a long tube.

Measure 4cm from the top, then gather the edges of the stockings and secure them with stitches.

Fill the stocking with stuffing.

We want this to be filled and fluffy, so add more, if needed.

Stitch the bottom part of the stocking to close.

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

Measure at around 3/4 to the bottom, and using your yarn, tie tightly until you have the body of the stuffed toy.

Tie the yarn and pull it down and back up.

This will create the illusion that the stuffed toy has legs.

Secure with stitches and knots.

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

From the back, insert your needle and let it come out on the middle part of the face.

Then get the nose and secure using stitches at the back of the head.

You’ll notice that you only have one place where you secure your stitches.

This avoids seeing those extra threads.

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

Get your plastic eyes and do the same process.

Always secure your stitches at the back.

Using black yarn, you can create eyelashes, eyebrows, and a mouth.

Looking adorable, right?

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

Adding the coat:

Now get another sock, preferably a colorful one.

We’ll use this as the stuffed toy’s winter coat. You can choose what type of socks you want to use.

Cut according to the length needed and let your stuffed toy wear it.

Fix and secure until you’re satisfied.

For this stuffed toy, it looks like she’s wearing a fluffy coat.

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

You will notice the excess stocking that looks like hair. That’s exactly what it is.

Cut it until it looks like adorable bangs.

Now, it’s time to add the arms. Secure with stitches.

Accessorize and that’s it.

Adorable right?

YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas
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YouTube Screenshot / Miarti - Creative ideas

Always remember that you can create your stuffed toy according to the design that you want, and always be careful with using needles.

Take your time and enjoy. Who knows, you might even start your own business.

Watch the full tutorial below and don’t forget to share!

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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