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