Sock Snake/Dratini-Inspired Heating Pad or Plush
This is a really simple DIY to make an adorable snake/ Dratini-inspired heating pad or plush with items you likely already have at home! I haven't seen something quite like this done in terms of a heating pad sleeve that you can make yourself and LOVED the idea of a functional plush that anyone with basic skills can make themself. If you’re interested, I will be completing this tutorial live as a sew-along with me via Picarto.tv/mezair on [Date and time to be determined. Will be in June!]
What you will need:
- A sock in the color of choice (if making a Dratini-inspired plush, try to get a sock with a different colored toe piece as seen in the picture above). Really soft socks work as well.
- Buttons / safety eyes or fabric marker
- Stuffing or scrap fabric
- Fabric glue (optional)
- Velcro (optional)
- Rice and extra sock (for heating pad option)
Take your sock and fill the toe area with stuffing until it makes a sphere shape.
Sew the sock, sealing off the area that you just stuffed. Backstitch using your sewing machine or by hand. Warning – socks that are made of chenille-like or knit fabric may require extra reinforcement (sew over).
Sew on buttons, use safety eyes, or draw on eyes. If you use buttons without holes, you can make a couple of white highlights using acrylic paint if desired.
If you wanted a Dratini-like plush, you would need to sew together two frills along with a circle and attach via hand sewing or fabric glue. If you wanted a snake-like plush, just cut out a small forked tongue out of scrap fabric or felt and glue or sew on.
Heating Pad Option: If you want this to be a heating pad, simply fill another sock with rice, tie off, and – once heated – place the warm rice sock into your Dratini-inspired/snake sleeve! You can tie off the tail into a knot or glue on strips of Velcro for easy closure. DO NOT place the Dratini sleeve in the microwave!
Plush Option: If you want this to be a plush, simply fill the rest of the body with stuffing or scrap fabric and sew or glue the tail closed. Voila!
Your Dratini-inspired buddy or snake friend can now heal away aches and pains or just be a comfort that you made with your own hands! Great job! :D
If you should pass on this tutorial, PLEASE credit me! And if you have made a little buddy of your own from this tutorial or inspired by it, I would love to see it!