Know a kid (or adult) who loves dinosaurs? Why not make them a pair of stegosaurus socks? They are quick to make and would be a great stocking stuffer for Christmas (which is just around the corner).
I was inspired to make these because my daughter is kind of liking dinosaurs right now. They aren’t her super favorite, but she really likes them. She even keeps saying she wants a dinosaur birthday party for her fifth birthday. We’ll see how long that idea lasts since her birthday is quite a ways away. I wanted to see how these looked on a boy too, so my friend let her son help me out.
I took the pics on Sunday at church and they got so many compliments on their socks! I love how each of them ended up having a stuffed animal with them. It was one of those, let’s hurry and grab some quick shots while I can picture taking times.
I was so focused on trying to capture the socks I didn’t get a good one of the shirts! I used the smooth heat transfer material and my Silhouette Cameo to create the stegosaurus silhouette on their shirts. Then on my daughter’s I embroidered a heart to match the hearts on her socks.
To make some stegosaurus socks you will need:
-One pair of knee high socks
-At least one piece of felt, more if using different colors
First start by making some stegosaurus spikes. I made mine to look more realistic. I tried triangles, but I liked this shape better. I just free handed one and used it as a pattern to do them all. You can search pictures of the dinosaur to get a good idea of how they look. You could even print out a pic off the internet and use one of the spikes as your pattern piece.
I ended up using 5 on each sock for my daughters and 6 on each sock for the boys.
Take the socks, turn them inside out, and cut right below the top down to right below the heel. I used manicure scissors because it stuck right through the sock and made cutting easy. There was a line from them being folded already there, so I just cut on that.
Then place the spikes to see how you would like them. Remember not to go too close to the heel because you want to leave room for the heel of the shoe.
Then place the spikes on the inside of where you cut, making the “spiky” end pointing in.
Pin each one in place.
Then sew down the opening and trim off any extra fabric or felt. Make sure to use a needle for knit fabrics and a long stitch to work well with the stretch of the sock.
Go back over the edge with a zig zag stitch for stability and to help keep the sock from unraveling. Repeat these steps for each sock. Then turn right side out.
Maybe even have a little sock puppet show with them?
A little more about the shirt….
I started by finding a stegosaurus silhouette (I chose the second one here). Then I opened it in the Silhouette program and used the trace and cut option to create the red line around it (that’s where the machine will cut). Then I erased the image I originally opened and was left with outline for cutting. I then sent it to the machine and it cut it out of the smooth heat transfer material from here. If you don’t have a silhouette, you could still cut it out by hand if you wanted. You could also just create a fabric silhouette and use some kind of fusible interfacing on the back to iron it on or even cut out a freezer paper stencil and paint it on with fabric paint.
Then for my daughter’s shirt, I embroidered a heart behind it. I had also thought about adding a bow to make it even more girly as well
I like this idea!
Tascha Kowalski says
These are AWESOME!!!
How stinkin’ cute!!!! I am pinning right now! I think this will be my first ptoject in the New Year!
So creative! I’m going to have to keep an eye out for cute socks and try this. Love!!
seriously?? You are awesome. How simple, creative and down right adorable is this idea???
Simply Beautiful Sundays says
I love it!
OH MY GOSH! LOVE IT!!! HOw cool! Need to make some for my girls stat!
Federica Bianchini says
WOW! It’s an AWESOME idea
Such a cute idea! I’m going to make some for myself and my dinosaur-mad tot!
That is so cute Jessica! Love it.
This would be super cute on a pair of baby legs.
Hilarious! You have such great ideas!
Sweetness! My 4 year old daughter is a bit dino-mad at the moment as well. We did throw her a dinosaur b’day party in Nov because of her love for them. These socks are perfect for her! Thank you for sharing. Now to find her some knee socks!
Would you share a bit more about how you made the shirt? I’d love to make one of those for her too. I have a hard time finding dinosaur shirts that don’t just scream “boy!!!!” but yours is perfect.
Two Shades of Pink says
I am insanely in love with these socks. You are just the cutest! DINO SOCKS! How stinkin brilliant and easy to do too! Of course you got a ton of compliments! So many things you can do with this idea too.
Happy Together says
I added some more info at the bottom of the post I hope it helps!
The Craft-Arty Kid says
Those socks are so awesome! My best friend loves dinosaurs so I think she would love a pair.
So nice! From head to toe;)
Sandrine Hahn says
I loved this! I shared and our readers did too — thank you so much! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150982774360172&set=a.165692065171.119870.165679030171
Kori Pilkington says
This is a wonderful idea! I never would have thought to do this! I’m going to make some socks like this for all my grandchildren. I know they will love them. Thank you
Great idea !!!
Just came across this post. These are super cute. How does the felt hold up in the wash?
Happy Together says
Thanks My daughter has only worn them a handful of times so they are still in great condition. I do turn them inside out though when I wash them. The cheap acrylic felt I used on these will pile when washed though, but you can always shave that off.
Liz Taylor says
Just found your post through sew mama sew and I will definitely be making these for my nephew this year for Christmas!
I made these last night for a sock-loving workmate. I was worried about the felt going through the washer/dryer, so I made the plates out of a double layer of fabric. She loves them! Here’s my post:
Sara Thiegs says
Where did you find these great knee-highs? I’m totally making these for favors for my son’s dino bday party! Thanks!!
Happy Together says
I got these at Target In fact, I was just in there the other day, and they had a ton of knee high socks on clearance! Hopefully you can find what you need
Doro von Hand zu Hand says
i think, they’re super cute!!
I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!
♥, doro von Hand zu Hand
These socks are soo cute!! Thank you for this tutorial. I must make a pair for my daughter!
Katie Adams says
I love these, they are so fun! Thank you for this great step by step tutorial. I wanted to let you know that I have added this project to my What Can You Make with a Pair of Socks Round Up. If you would rather I delete your project from this round up please let me know.
Thanks and have a fabulous Day!