Little Notes Sock Monkey Pattern

By: Elsie from A Beautiful Mess

This Little Notes Sock Monkey is one of the most unique homemade gift ideas you will find. This adorable little ape has so much personality that it is going to help your child go wild with their imagination. Help your child snuggle up, working on their handwriting, and sleep tight when you make this little message carrier. All you need is a few hours and some charming pattern to make this idea. When you are finished, the little monkey and his tummy pocket will be the best way to hide notes.

Little Notes Sock Monkey Pattern
Little Notes Sock Monkey Pattern
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Project Type: Make a Project

Time to complete: In an evening

Sewn by: Machine


Did You Know?

Perhaps you've already learned how to make a stuffed animal from this tutorial or another, but do you know where the tradition of "stuffed animals" comes from?

According to historical records, the Egyptians appear to be the first to make stuffed animals or "plush toys." Hieroglyphics and paintings show that stuffed animals were made by the ancient Egyptians even though none have been discovered. These stuffed toys were made to represent real animals to be used in Egyptian ceremonies. 

Stuffed animals became toys for children to play with in the 1830's. These toys were not soft because they were made out of rough cloth and straw and resembled sock puppets more than the plush toys we have today. The idea of stuffed animals originally had a straightforward meaning, which was literally stuffing dead animals, or taxidermy. 

The stuffed animals we know today appeared in 1880 and were first made in Germany. Whether they were filled with cotton or beans, toy makers experimented with how to make stuffed animals more enjoyable to play with and cuddle with in bed. 


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