A little while ago my Brother told me that he had heard about an idea to make little toys and mementos out of little babygros that your baby has grown out of. I thought it sounded like a really nice idea, and suddenly I am roped into making a little toy from my Newphew's little clothes he is now too big for (he is only 2 months old how can he have grown out of things already!!!).
One of the little suits that my Brother gave me had a large applique monkey motif on the front, and knowing that my Brother and Sister in Law are obsessed with monkeys I thought perfect, I will use that as its head. The rest I just sort of made up as I went along.
I wanted the monkey to have sort of a scrappy look to it, so it is obvious what it is made out of, so I added some little details. I cut out the above little tag from inside one of the little suits and thought it would be a nice detail to stitch this onto the monkey.
The limbs were just based on the same basic pattern and I used the actual sleeves from one of the babygros complete with the cuff detail which was perfect for the little paws.
I even cut off the edging trim with the press studs from one of the suits and sewed it down the middle so it looks like the monkey is wearing a babygro!
On his bottom another little detail cut off one of the babygros, I couldn't figure out a tail so thought a detail here would do instead.
Ta da! Finished little scrappy babygro monkey. The material is soooo soft and smells like babies! aw! I didn't want to cut up my Nephew's little clothes at first, but he has sooo many and I think this little monkey will be a nice keepsake. My Brother and Sister in Law seemed happy with him anyway. Phew!