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36 Easy DIY Sock Plushies and Animals You’ll Want to Make this Weekend

36 Easy DIY Sock Plushies and Animals You’ll Want to Make this Weekend

You remember making sock puppets as a kid right? Well, now it’s time to pass down the fun with these adorable sock plushies and toys you can make with your own children!

It's time to make use of what we have to hand and make one of these fabulous sock plushies for the kids to play with!

DIY Sock Plushies – AKA How to make soft toys at home with socks

If you’re wondering how to make soft toys at home with socks you are going to LOVE today’s collection of DIY ideas… because it’s full of DIY sock plushies your kids will go crazy over!

Quick, go raid that odd sock basket!

From cute bunnies and kawaii kittens to narwhals and snow dudes, there is something here for everyone to love.

And since making DIY sock plushies is pretty easy they make wonderful handmade gifts too!

Make them for the kids, or with the kids and have fun doing it!

How to turn a pair of old socks into a playmate

How do you make stuffed animals out of socks?

It’s easier than you think to make stuffed animals out of socks.

For a basic no-sew stuffie you’ll need:

  • An old sock
  • Safety eyes
  • Felt
  • A hot glue gun

And here’s how you make your no-sew stuffed plushie animal:

  1. Take an old sock.
  2. Half fill the foot area with stuffing (polyester or lambswool) up to the heel. If you don’t have any toy stuffing you can use dried rice, it won’t feel soft and squishy, but your animal will stand up better!
  3. Insert the safety eyes and nose.
  4. Add more stuffing to the foot area until you’re happy with the shape of your animal.
  5. Fold over the unstuffed sock and then use hot glue to stick it to the back of the stuffed sock.
  6. Cut pieces of felt for his ears, hands and feet and hot glue those in place.
  7. Ta da! Your no sew sock animal is ready to be played with.

This no-sew stuffed animal is great for beginners and simple enough for children to make. When you’re ready to level up the opportunities are endless for making DIY sock plushies!

DIY sock plushies that you can make at home, including a bunny, a hamster, an octopus and a snake

Are you ready for some DIY sock plushie ideas?

Now you’ve had the 101 on DIY sock plushies it’s time to choose one to make! Browse through our collection of sock plushie ideas and see what grabs your attention.

You can watch the video tutorials right here on this page, if the pattern is on another website you can simply click on the link to go over and view it.

Have fun and enjoy your stuffed sock dolls and animals ♥

How to make a simple no sew bunny out of socks

For this cute bunny, you make use of the rise of the socks to make their ears! Don’t forget that stick-on googly eyes are a choking hazard for little ones so if you are making your bunny for a child to play with you should use safety eyes instead.

Sock Doll Bunny with Pastel Love Heart

How adorable is this sock bunny!

Aww such a cute little bunny rabbit!

It’s a really sweet idea to stitch your child’s name (or bunny’s name?) onto her tummy too.

You can download this pattern from sewinthemoment.

Watch this Love Potato sock plush tutorial

Oh my goodness how cute is this little love potato! As DIY sock plushies go she’d be perfect for a Valentine’s Day craft right?

Check out this pretty sock doll with satchel pattern

Pretty sock doll pattern with a matching satchel

If your child would prefer to make a doll from your socks check out this sweet girl.

She looks all warm and cozy for a cold winter’s day!

You can download this pattern from sewinthemoment.

Watch this DIY Molang sock plushie video tutorial

Aww how cute is this little bunny!

This DIY sock plushie would make a fabulous Easter gift, or an any-time-of-the-year gift for someone who loves rabbits!

This video tutorial is super easy to follow and you probably have everything you need to make one in your craft box but if you don’t have a doll needle you can grab one from Amazon!

Watch this little Rudolph sock plush tutorial and make a reindeer for Christmas

How cute is this little Rudolph the red nose reindeer plushie! He would look so cute nestled in your Christmas tree or up on the mantel. And sock softies are so easy to make you could whip up all of Santa’s reindeer!

How to make a fox sock plushie

via Cut Out & Kepp



DIY Fox Sock Softie

You’re gonna need a big sock to make this fox softie, so make sure you pick one that’s at least a large. And you’ll want to choose an orange or red sock to make him look truly fox-like. Pay close attention to step 4 if you want to make your sleeping fox look realistic!

Look at this DIY koala plush! Watch how to make a cute DIY toy using socks!

Ooh this little koala sock plushie is super cute, and extra furry! I love the idea of making a baby koala to go with this mama because it would make an adorable baby shower gift!

Don’t miss this free pattern for a DIY sock narwhal AKA unicorn whale!

via Craft Passion



Sock Unicorn Whale Narwhal

Unicorns are so last year apparently, because now it’s all about the narwhal, which is like a unicorn whale I guess! Isn’t this one just adorable? I am in love with that rainbow striped horn! Joanne over at Craft Passion always shares sewing tutorials that are easy to follow and this one for making a sock unicorn whale even comes with a printable pattern template!

This sock plushie is totally reversible!

Wow! Talk about leveling up your sock plushies… this one is reversible! On one side it’s a cute little owl and then you turn him inside out and then he turns into a sweet penguin!

You could totally use this idea to make a reversible Totoro plush too!

Find out how to make a DIY sock elephant toy

via Raggy Rat



DIY Sock Elephant Stuffie

You’ll need a nice snuggly pair of grey walking socks to make this elephant stuffed toy. There aren’t any instructions unfortunately but if you’ve made any other sock plushes you should be able to figure it out.

Check out this free pattern for a sock sloth

via Craft Passion



Sock Sloth Pattern and Tutorial

Here’s another sock toy pattern and tutorial from Craft Passion, I love how she used stripey socks to make this sleepy sloth! Use chenille socks for a cosy snuggly sloth!

How to make no sew DIY sock plushies with little kids

These no sew sock (and glove) plushies are super easy to create making them a great craft for a birthday party or sleepover!

You can check out the tutorial over at Oh So Kel

Make these cute sock plushie hamsters

Awww these little plush hamsters are so stinking cute! Just look at those hands and feet! Watch the video to see how to make them.

Don't miss this crew of DIY sock plushies

via Pink Pistachio



Sock Animals Plushie Toys

How about making a whole crew of sock animal toys for your little ones, or to give as gifts? Missy has step-by-step instructions to show you how to make a cat, a dog and a monkey.

Make your own DIY Jigglypuff plush from a fluffy sock

If your child is a pokemon fan and loves Jigglypuff you definitely need to give this DIY a try!

These sock snow dude puppets are the perfect winter craft!

via The Purple Pug



DIY Sock Snow Dudes

How sweet are these little snow dude sock puppets with their colourful scarves, bright buttons and pompom hats! This tutorial has loads of pictures so it's really easy to follow. They would be great to make at a snowman themed party or just at home with the kids on a snowy afternoon!

Don't miss our other snowman crafts for kids to make!

Check out this Halloween sock monster tutorial

Sock Monster Tutorial
Oh my! How cute is this little guy? You can make a whole family of sock monsters and give each one different hair styles and horns! They'd be a fun Halloween craft for sure because you could use them as porch decor!


Sock Monster Tutorial by Cut Cut Craft

How to Make Easter Bunny Softies From Socks

How to Make Easter Bunny Softies From Socks
Here's a sock bunny idea to save for Easter. They would make a super cute addition to your Easter baskets for sure!


How to Make Easter Bunny Softies From Socks by Tuts+

How cute is this silly sock cat?

Silly Sock Cat
You'll need some short ankle socks to make this adorable kitty! He's got such personality with his lopsided eyes don't you think?


Silly Sock Cat by Sweet Living

Make your own Captain America sock monkey

Captain America Sock Monkey
Here's the perfect project to make as a Christmas gift for the Marvel fan on your list, a patriotic Captain America inspired sock monkey!


Captain America Sock Monkey by Craft Passion

Find out how to make a sock bunny

How to Make a Sock Bunny
Oh this one is super clever, look closely at this sock bunny and you'll see that the face is formed from the colorful heel of the sock! And if you have a sock with grips on the bottom he ends up with a beard!


How to Make a Sock Bunny by Sew and So Ideas

Make your own sock doll plushie

Sock Doll
With a little imagination (or a tutorial to follow) you can even make dolls from socks. Like this little lady, who would make a wonderful gift for a girl who is about to start school!


Sock Doll by Miss Daisy Patterns

Make this adorable sock reindeer plushie

Sock Reindeer
Adorable stocking stuffer alert! Oh my goodness, you need to go stock up on socks now because everyone in your family will go crazy over a little sock Rudolph peeking out of their stockings on Christmas morning!


Sock Reindeer by Craft Passion

Find our how to make a sock snake travel pillow

Sock Snake Travel Pillow
When is a sock plushie not a sock plushie? When it doubles up as a travel pillow! What a great idea for road trips and plane rides!


Sock Snake Travel Pillow by Cozy Traditional Home

Don't miss this sock turkey pattern

Sock Turkey Pattern
Here's a fun craft for Thanksgiving! This little sock turkey would make the perfect table decoration, or a gift for the little ones coming for dinner.


Sock Turkey Pattern by Craft Passion

How to make a sock chicken

This tutorial shows you how to make a sock chicken out of a fuzzy sock. You do need to know how to needle felt in order to make the beak and the feathers, but you could switch those for felt instead.

How to make a cute DIY chick plushie using socks

These baby chicken sock plushies are adorable and would be the perfect addition to an Easter basket!

Make your own Kawaii duck from an old sock

Speaking of Easter projects, these little ducks are super adorable! Just look at those bow ties!

See how to make a Sockasaurus

Here's a super cute idea for the dinosaur fan in your life, a sockasaurus!


Sockasaurus by Repeat Crafter Me

Watch this sock cat video tutorial

Sock Cat Video Tutorial
If you prefer to learn how to make things by watching a video tutorial this one is for you. And isn't the cat simply adorable!


Sock Cat Video Tutorial by Professor Pincusion

Check out this Dollar Store sock monster

Dollar Store Sock Monster
You don't have to use expensive socks for your plushies, this little guy started out life as a Dollar Store sock!


Dollar Store Sock Monster by Happiness is Creating

Make your own DIY Gnome ourt of old socks

DIY Gnome
If you love to decorate your home with little gnomes at Christmas this tutorial is for you! These little guys are so cute with their beards and bauble pompoms!


DIY Gnome by Crafty Little Gnome

How to make a Sock Stormtrooper

Sock Stormtrooper
I bet you never thought about turning an odd sock into a Stormtrooper doll did you! This would make the perfect gift for a Star Wars fan young or old for sure!


Sock Stormtrooper by Acmena's Cratina

Check out this sock Ninja Turtle pattern

Sock Ninja Turtle Pattern
So which is your favorite Ninja Turtle? As a kid mine was always Donatello, I'd love to say it's because he's a tech genius, but actually it's because my favorite color was purple! These sock plushies are incredible don't you think?


Sock Ninja Turtle Pattern by Craft Passion

Follow our DIY sock plushies board on Pinterest for more ideas

We just can't get enough of these DIY sock plushies which is why we made a sock animal Pinterest board to save them to.

Follow the board for more great ideas, and don't forget to save this post to your own sock plushie or crafts board so you can find it again when you want to make more stuffies!

Find out how to make an adorable sock plushie or two - that make great playmates for your kids!