This is a very simple Tutorial to make a Sock Owl.

Tutorial :: Sock Owl 19

I’m using the leggings sock… the one that goes from your ankle up to your knees.

See photos below from left to right.

Measure 5″ from the rubber and cut. We only need this part, the rest can be kept for other toys ;-).

Turn the sock around and sew a straight line on the rubber part. This will be the head / ears of the owl.

Tutorial :: Socks Owl Mosaic 1

Ones done, go to the other side (where we cut just now), and fold the opening into 3 section like the photos. (sorry I don’t really know how to explain). What I am trying to do here is the tail, and legs of the owl.

The section that I am holding in the photo is about 1 cm and it’s the tail of the owl. Make sure it is in the middle. Sew it up.

Then continue to sew the other section (the legs sections should be longer that the tail). Leave a small hole to put in the polyfill.

Tutorial :: Socks Owl Mosaic 2

Turn the socks around. It should look like the first photo below. Fill with polyfill, then close the hole.

Here is that body of the owl. Just press the polyfill to shape it more like an owl.

Tutorial :: Socks Owl Mosaic 3

Now, use some felt to cut the eyes and nose. I didn’t measure or draw a pattern. Just cut them free hand like the pattern in the photo. I embroider the black dots of the eye. You can also use buttons or brads, but I like to embroider because it is safer for children.

Sew the felt on the owl as shown in photos below.

Then (refer bottom panel of photos), cut 2 pieces of felt and 2 pieces of socks in another colour (you can also use fabric). Again, I didn’t measure or have a pattern. I just draw freehand shapes of wings.

Use simple stitches to sew the pink socks on the felt, then sew them on the sides of the owl.

Tutorial :: Socks Owl Mosaic 4

Ones you have sewn the wings, the owl should look like the photo below. See the bottom of the owl… it is like  “Y”.

Your owl is complete. Enjoy it!

Tutorial :: Socks Owl Mosaic 5

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86 thoughts on “TUTORIAL :: SOCKS OWL”

  1. Love your owl! And thank you for the time spent making us a tutorial. You are so generous! I recently finished a sock baby and love it. Sock creatures are so cuddly and cute. Whats more any odd sock lying around at home can be put to good use. Especially to make your owl!

  2. Yay!! I am sooooo excited to find your tutorial! I love these little sock owls and can’t wait to make some of my very own! Thank you for sharing!!!

  3. Great tutorial! I tried to write up my own sock owl instructions on my blog and then came across yours, which is far superior to what I would have done, so I’ve linked to this instead! Cheers 🙂

  4. OMG this is SO adorable i can’t even stand it! so glad i happened upon ur awesome tutorial & i could not wait to make my own little guy:


    (hope this link works…) wow- just when i thought shopping for fun socks couldn’t get more exciting… 🙂 thx!

  5. I absolutely LOVE this!!
    I made one myself, didn’t turn out as awesome as yours but I shall practice! 😉
    Thankyou for all the inspiration! Please don’t stop!

  6. OMG!!!!!!!!!!

    Im only 11 and I made this awsome owl its going to be my homework buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I loved the easy follow instructions

    THANK YOU!!!!!!

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