Easy, no-sew stuffies: How to DIY a Sock Owl

Whooo doesn’t find today’s no-sew Sock Owl as cute as can be? This Sock Owl would be an excellent project for a Scout troop or other group, and I’d love to see a flock* of these Sock Owls in a rainbow of colors and patterns. In fact, I was inspired to make my own Sock Owls, and I made two in about an hour. So, shop the sock aisle or your mismatched socks and make your own no-sew Sock Owl. (*Do you know the name for a group of owls? I did a little research and found out that it’s not a “flock”.)

Great idea for scouts -- DIY a no-sew Sock Owl! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Cute! Easy DIY Sock Owls on CraftsnCoffee.com. Make one in minutes!

Here are the two Sock Owls I made.

The Sock Owl is just one of the cutest, no-sew Woodland Stuffies Debra Quartermain will be sharing with Crafts ‘n Coffee readers. Debra knows how to make melt-your-heart characters, and she also challenged herself to make these woodland animals as easy as possible to DIY. The material lists are short, and require nothing out of the ordinary. I think you’ll find these Woodland Animals easy enough to make all three!

These are all no sew, and made with socks, felt & foam. Easy, and so cute. CraftsnCoffee.com.

So, here’s how to make a Sock Owl.

To make a Sock Owl, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ egg
  • Knee sock or tube sock
  • Felt in ivory, yellow, orange and a coordinating color for the wings & feet
  • Buttons, ½”, two in black
  • Fabric glue
  • Low-temp glue gun*
  • Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; paper; ruler; straight pins

*Note: If you’re working with kids, use fabric glue, or a thick, white craft glue. Children should never operate a glue gun! 

Cute, and no-sew! DIY this Sock Owl Stuffie on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Debra designed her Sock Owl using a sock, felt, and an egg of STYROFOAM Brand Foam — the supply list could not be easier!

To make a Sock Owl:

1. Press the wide end of the foam egg on the tabletop to flatten it. The egg should stand on its own.

2. Lay the sock flat. Measure 9” down from the cuff and make a mark in the center of the sock. Measure 7” down on each side, and cut in at the 7″ mark on each side to the 9” mark in the center, forming a point.

How to mark and measure the sock.

Measure down from the cuff 7″ on each side, and 9″ in the center.


Cut a point in the sock, starting at the 7″ mark on each side and cutting to the 9″ mark in the center.

3. Stretch the sock over the foam egg, with the cuff at the wide end of the egg and the point toward the narrow end. Glue the cuff to the bottom of the egg. Hints:

  • If there is a thick, elastic band around the cuff, cut that off first, so the bottom of the egg will be smooth and flat.
  • If using a thick, white craft glue or fabric glue, pin the sock in place while waiting for the glue to dry.

4. At the narrow end of the egg, be sure the point is centered. Fold the point over and glue to the front of the egg, creating ear tufts on either side.

Cute & easy Sock Owl. Fun for everyone, from Scouts and campers to adults. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Insert the egg into the sock, with the wide end at the cuff. Fold over the point at the top to make the owl’s tufts.

5. Cut the following from the felt:

  • Beak from orange felt, measuring about 1-3/8″ inches long from point to point and 3/4″ wide in the center
  • Two, 1-1/2″ circles from ivory felt
  • Two, 1″ circles from yellow felt
  • Two feet from tan felt or other color of our choice (foot pattern)
  • Two, 3” circles from tan felt or other color of your choice (wings)
An easy Owl craft on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Glue together the felt circles and add a button, and then glue the eyes to the owl.

6. Eyes: Glue yellow circles to the ivory circles, and glue a button to the center of each eye. Glue eyes onto the owl.

7. Glue beak on top of eyes.

8. Glue feet to bottom of owl.

9. Fold wings in half and glue shut. Glue wing ends to either side of owl.

DIY easy Sock Owls. Really cute! CraftsnCoffee.com.

A parliament of owls.

Here are all three Sock Owls, side-by side. With Debra’s tutorial, you can easily make your own parliament* of Sock Owls. (*A group of owls is known as a “parliament” – whooo knew!)

Fun! Make these easy Sock Owls from patterned socks, felt and Styrofoam eggs. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Next week, Debra will share with us her tutorial for the sweet, Sleepy Hedgie.

No-sew stuffies, and they're super easy. Made with socks, felt, and Styrofoam. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Sleepy Hedgie on the left will join us next week.

Happy crafting!


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23 Responses to Easy, no-sew stuffies: How to DIY a Sock Owl

  1. Melicha says:

    Cute easy for children to make.
    I love it

  2. Carolyn Walter says:

    What kind of glue? Thxs

    • Sharon says:

      Either a low-temp glue gun or thick, white craft glue will work for these. If you’re working with children, I recommend using the thick, white craft glue (such as Aleene’s). The white glue takes a little while longer to dry, so you can use pins to hold it in place while the glue dries. Let me know how your Sock Owls turn out. Happy crafting! Sharon

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  4. CraftyB says:

    Soft, cute, and cuddly!! Love the owls!

  5. Angie says:

    Who doesn’t just love these owls, foxes, and hedge hogs! They are adorable. They look very simple with the step by step directions. Have you noticed that many of the new sock designs have a pair of socks that are coordinating, but not duplicates? You could get two different owls out of a pair this way. What fun! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Infoélla says:

    How cute!!!!! This is adorable!!

  7. LisaM6 says:

    The owl is so cute. What a fun and easy project. 🙂 Hope you are staying cool it’s almost 90* here and it is to warm.

    • Sharon says:

      Maybe your daughter will want to try this one, Lisa? I cannot believe that the thermometer says 100 right now, ugh! We have to remember this day in January, right? It’s a good weekend to stay inside, stay cool, and heat up the glue gun! Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  8. Anne Haun says:

    Love your owl and so easy – love easy projects.

  9. Patricia Brown says:

    So cute! Perfect for my busy four year old grand daughter. Thank you!

    • Sharon says:

      Wonderful! Does your granddaughter like to craft? This would be a fun grandma-granddaughter project! Let me know if the two of you give it a go. Happy crafting! Sharon

  10. Linda Dossett says:

    Really cute ideas. I love them!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping in. Debra makes the sweetest little characters, and these are fun! Be sure to stop in and see her Sleepy Hedgie next week! Sharon

  11. A group of owls are called a Parliament! y Aunt Dot used to LOVE owls and knew everything there was to know about them and she often shared little tidbits of trivia about them with us kids!
    These owls are adorable and I can’t wait to meet Sleepy Hedgie next week! He is so cute!! TFS! Have a cool weekend if you can find a cool place to relax in!

    • Sharon says:

      “Parliament” was a new one for me, Barb. These owls were so much fun to make! HOT is the word for the weekend, and I hope you’re keeping cool, too. See you next week! Sharon

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