Fat Quarter Monkey

fat quarter monkey

Disclosure: I am part of a summer of Joann’s blogger team. I was gifted items from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores to create this project. however all opinions are mine and not a product of the gifts received.

Joann’s asked us to choose one project from their Cape Discovery Catalog.
we spent about an hour looking over each project. I think Frank and I both knew it would be fabric related. what can i say, like mother, like daughter!

we may have gotten a little over giddy when spotting the cutest Fat Quarter monkey!

fat quarter monkey

oh man those eyes! how could you say no to him! If i thought choosing just 1 project was the hard part, boy was i wrong. heading to Joann’s and trying to narrow down our top 5 fat quarter patterns was almost impossible. the options are endless, and oh so pretty. again my craft hoarder addiction is brought to full light!

* here’s a link to join their mailing list (and receive a 20% off coupon). that means more fabric buying is an option.

The project is very easy to obtain, just head to the link here and download the PDF file.

I am not sure if it was user error, not being good at following instructions, or lack of detail on the pattern part but i struggled to get the pattern pieces to the right size. regardless you will be able to use the ones provided as a template and go from there. the instructions were a little bit difficult at times but again using the picture provided you will figure it out. I feel like this pattern is easy enough for an adult to complete but may be a little too difficult for a 12 year old to complete alone. with help your little will be able to complete the monkey.

Okay so i mentioned above that i struggled with the pattern pieces. keep that in mind when you see my finished “monkey”. I am using the word monkey very loosely!
for your enjoying pleasure my sock monkey-shark-santa-platypus-duck

sock monkey

when you see his profile you start to wonder what animal he is. the head looked a little shark like, his belly is HUGE, and his tail looks like a third leg. All user error i am sure!
regardless of his physical features, my little loves him dearly. She named him “honey”. Does that means she thinks he’s a bear?!?

use the hashtag #summerofjoann to follow along and share your projects!
have you tried one of Joann’s Cape Discovery Projects?
I would love to see it!

Disclosure: I am part of a summer of Joann’s blogger team. I was gifted items from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores to create this project. however all opinions are mine and not a product of the gifts received.

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Comments

  1. SO cute, I kind of want him for myself, totally a 5 year old at heart!!
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  2. Oh my heck, this is adorable. I have a niece who would totally flip over this!
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  3. LOL the monkey is cute! I love the fun fabrics you used – he is a “cheeky monkey”! 🙂
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