Sock Snail Craft

This snail sock craft is perfect if you’re looking for a way to reuse those old socks. This is a great introduction to sewing for beginners and children as it doesn’t require much skill.

Our snail craft encourages reuse of old fabrics and creativity!

The profession of making snail socks

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Washing machines are notorious for swallowing socks, so having a pile of socks without a pair is a common occurrence in most, if not all, households. Why throw them away when you can use them for a fun project like this one?


Any more socks? Also, check out our popular sock snowman tutorial. If you’re looking for more engaging spring crafts, try this colorful snail craft.

Do you want your child to learn how to draw a snail? Our guided tutorial allows them to learn how to draw it independently, making it perfect for today’s craft.

How to make crafts with snail socks

What you need:

  • drag
  • pencil
  • socks (we used yellow and purple, but any color will work)
  • a needle
  • topic
  • doll eyes (optional, you can sew eyes or just use a black marker)
  • fiber (you can also use scrap fabric)
  • hot glue (optional, you can sew it instead)
  • black fabric

Materials used

Step-by-step instructions


Take an old yellow sock and turn it upside down.

Step 1

Draw the sock along the lines as shown.

See how close we stopped to the toe? We will need that part to be unstitched.

Step 2

Start sewing it from the heel of the sock.

Step 3

Follow the line you drew with the pencil and continue stitching almost to the toe.

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We need a hole where the toe sock will be placed, so that we can later insert things into the body.

Step 4

Cut the sock above the line you sewed.

Step 5

Turn the sock inside out (inside out) so the stitches are hidden.

We just got ourselves a neat snail shape from a sock.

Step 6


Mark where you plan to place the doll’s eyes.

Step 7

Cut two small slits to make eyes for the snail.

Step 8

You will push the eyes through the holes you created in the previous step.

Step 9

See what it looks like from the inside.

Step 10


Put the filling inside the snail to create a solid shape.

Step 11

Now you will sew its entire body together.

Step 12


Now it’s time to move on to the shells.

Turn the sock inside out.

Step 13

We need to sew the sock the same way we did with the snail’s body.

This time we won’t leave a hole where the toe is because we will stuff the shell into the top of the sock.

Start sewing the sock where the toes are.

Step 14

Go to the healing area and get more stitches.

Step 15

Sew it all to the top of the sock.

Step 16

Turn the sock upside down and start stuffing the shells.

Step 17

Once you’re done stuffing, you can sew the sock up!

Step 18

Cut off excess thread.

Step 19

Use hot glue and start applying it where you started sewing.

Step 20

Roll it up like a snail shell.

Step 21

Continue applying hot glue and repeat the rolling process.

Step 22

Add glue and roll until it looks like a snail shell.

Step 23


Our snails need tentacles.

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Take the remaining yellow fabric.

Step 24

Cut out two strips.

Step 25

Start sewing them up.

Step 26

We need two tentacles.

Step 27

You did a great job!

Step 28

The mouth

Cut a small piece of black fabric for the mouth.

Step 29

The mouth can be as small or large as you like!

Step 30

Add some hot glue to the mouth.

Step 31

Glue the snail’s mouth onto the snail’s face.

Step 32

Sew the tentacles onto the head.

Step 33

Add hot glue to the top part of the snail body.

Step 34

Place the shell on the snail.

Step 35

The craft of making snail socks is very easy to do; Anyone can do it!

Step 36

And it looks amazing!

Make your own handmade socks with snails

Don’t you agree?

Make your own handmade socks from snails

Make as many as you like with different sock colors!

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