I wasn't very happy at cutting into a nice new sock. I felt very guilty that this useful item was going to be turned into a dust catcher just on a whim. I turned the sock inside out and started to cut out the shape and then realised I was supposed to sew it first and then cut around the shape afterwards. I must have read the instructions about 5 times but clearly hadn't taken the information in!
Sewing this sock fabric was horrendous. I couldn't see the stitches as they kept getting sucked into the elastic, plus there were loads of hairy fibres hence the decorative heart pattern on the right side of the sock. I am not a machinist so I did the sewing by hand. I now remember why I don't sew. I HATE SEWING!!!
Anyway, I decided to plod on with the project and managed to finish stuffing and stitching. I gave 'her' some button eyes and decided enough was enough! She doesn't have arms or a complete face. I doubt that she ever will. So that was the first and the last of the sock monsters!
Edited: When I say I HATE SEWING I mean the stitching things together and joining up kind of sewing. I love to do embroidery and cross-stitch. I just don't enjoy the mundane bits! If I could master the sewing machine I am sure I would find it no problem at all!