Crafts & DIY
Stuff an old sock with filling and grab some yarn to make an adorable hedgehog
This was a fun project to do with the kiddos but word to the wise. Once they find out how easy it is they'll want to cut up all the socks in the house.
Shellie Anne Javier-Follero
12.06.22

Hang onto those old socks.

Just because they won’t work for your feet anymore doesn’t mean they’re entirely without use.

As a matter of fact, you can easily turn them into an adorable masterpiece.

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Photo by Nick Page via Unsplash

But before the tutorials, let’s start this article by sharing with you how important it is to reuse or repurpose our old clothes, including socks.

Finding new uses for old things

Photo by Marcin Jozwiak
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Photo by Marcin Jozwiak

According to Planet Aid, the main reason of reusing our clothes is that it saves a lot of money. And it also saves to produce new fabrics.

We’ll also be keeping these clothes out of the landfill.

So, before throwing away old clothes, ask yourself first if you can reuse or repurpose the clothes.

In this case, we’ve got the perfect upcycle for old socks.

Turn them into adorable little hedgehogs.

Moth Art Youtube
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Moth Art Youtube

It’s easier than you might think.

To make it even easier, content creator Moth Art has uploaded a video tutorial that maps out the entire simple process.

The video already has 788K views.

With 388K followers on Youtube, you’ll know that a lot of people are enjoying the video uploaded by Moth Art.

Moth Art Youtube
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Moth Art Youtube

Here are the materials:

First of all, prepare the following materials that you will be needing for this craft. Make sure that all these materials are on your table before starting the process.

  • Old Socks
  • Yarn of two colors
  • Beads for eyes
  • Mouthline thread
  • Stuffing for filler, like cotton, wool, or even beans
Moth Art Youtube
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Moth Art Youtube

Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Mark about 2 to 3 inches back from the toe of the sock.

Step 2: Sew along the marking, but leave a small gap for easy access later.

Step 3: Cut above the marking to separate the toe from the rest of the sock.

Step 4: Put filler inside, enough to create a small ball.

Step 5: Then make sure to seal it. This is the head of the hedgehog.

Moth Art Youtube
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Moth Art Youtube

Next is the hedgehog’s body.

Step 6: Cut another, slightly longer piece from the foot of the sock and sew one end closed, then stuff with filling and sew the open end shut. This is the body.

Step 7: Now, sew the “head” onto the “body” of the hedgehog.

Step 8: Sew two beads on the head for the eyes of our hedgehog.

Step 9: Sew in the nose and the eyebrows.

Moth Art Youtube
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Moth Art Youtube

The hands and feet:

Step 8: Cut another small pice of the sock and draw two small oblong shapes and then another two larger oblongs.

Step 9: As with the head, sew these mostly shut and stuff with filler before sewing all the way.

Moth Art Youtube
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Moth Art Youtube

Time to assemble.

Step 10: Attach the hands by sewing them on toward the top of the body, then sew the feet onto the bottom front of the body.

Moth Art Youtube
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Moth Art Youtube

The furry finale:

Step 11: Take two cords of yarn in different colors and wrap around three fingers several times.

Step 12: Then, take another cord of yarn and tie the bundle in the middle. Snip the closed loops of yarn open to make little pom pom.

Step 13: Glue the pom pom to the head of the hedgehog, then repeat steps 11-13 until the entire head and back of the hedgehog are covered, leaving only the face, belly, ears, hands, and feet bare.

This step is so fun to make. You can ask your child to join you in doing this because for sure kids will enjoy this kind of activity.

Moth Art Youtube
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Moth Art Youtube

The whole process is much easier than it sounds, especially if you see it in action.

See the whole, simple process of turning socks into adorable hedgehogs in the video below!

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By Shellie Anne Javier-Follero
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Shellie Anne Javier-Follero is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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