I knew early on when I found out we were having a little boy that I wanted to make him a Mikey Monkey for his first Christmas, and I thought this would start the tradition of some homemade gifts for him each year. Again I am a procrastinator and was working on this up until 30 minuted before it was time to open gifts with everyone. Luckily my little man is only 2 months old so he didn't know the difference anyway.
I admit I was a little intimidated by the pattern and instructions but decided I needed to suck it up and face my fear. In all my Mikey took me about 5 hours to make, however if I wouldn't have been rushing to finish I would have avoided some mistakes and therefore saved myself some seam ripping. I also was not using my own machine, I was borrowing my mom's which is completely different from mine. Okay i'm done with excuses now, haha
If you want to make your own go to the mmmcrafts etsy shop and purchase the pattern.