I have one more spooky space to share with you today as part of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Celebrate the Season Campaign! My spooky tablescape was more for me, but I wanted to make a fun space for my kids to celebrate the season as well. I spruced up their reading nook with an easy paper chain, treats, some Halloween themed books and some new stuffed toys I made from socks I got at Jo-Ann! My kids LOVE their new sock mummy and sock cat!
Sock Mummy and Sock Cat Tutorial
These really couldn’t be easier to make, in fact, you could let the older kids help if you wanted!
- Mummy and/or Cat Socks from Jo-Ann
- Sewing Machine (or needle and thread)
- Optional: Ribbon, wooden disk, paint and permanent marker for cat collar and tag. Glue Gun to attach.
- Optional: Extra pair of white socks for mummy arms if you want to make 2 mummies out of your pair of socks.
First thing, just turn your sock so that the heel is facing towards you and cut until you reach the heel.
If you are making the cat, you need to cut off where the face starts and cut a triangle piece out to make ears.
Turn the sock inside out and sew up and around the legs.
Turn sock back right side out.
If you want to make arms for the mummy, you can either cut a small strip from your other sock, or take another pair of white socks and cut the middle section out like seen above. Cut that piece in half, and cut one end. then sew up the arm, leaving the one side open so that you can stuff your fluff in it.
For the cat arms, just cut the top four or so stripes off the body and do the same thing, cut in half, cut one side, sew up arms and stuff.
Stuff the body of your sock toy, and attach arms being sure to fold in ends and keeping all the fluff inside.
For the mummy just sew the top of his head shut and you’re done!
For the cat you will need to pin the head onto the body and sew it on. You can either use a needle and thread and sew around the head and not go through the neck, or you can just sew straight through with your sewing machine. If you sew through the neck the head may be a bit floppy, which makes it a perfect candidate for a collar!
To make the collar, just paint a wooden disk in the color of your choice and use a marker to decorate. Use a piece of ribbon and tie it tight around the neck, using a little hot glue if desired to keep it in place. Glue the wooden disk to the collar and you’re done!
The kids love cuddling their new scary friends while they sit and read their scary books!
If you want to make your own, or if you need some things to spook up your place than grab this coupon below and run out to Jo-Ann!