Isn’t he cute?! Now, you can make one too!
Of course, you can use any materials you have on hand or you might need to pick up some things at your local craft store.
What you will need:
– Felt or any material like fleece, old jeans or cotton
– Print out the Octopus Plush Pattern
– Plastic eyes or wiggle eyes
– Rotary cutter ( Olfa 9551 RTY-1/G 28mm Straight Handle Rotary Cutter) or scissors ( Fiskars 8-Inch Razor-Edge Softgrip Bent Scissors)
– Sewing pins ( Wrights 881426 Glass Head Multicolor Pins, 150-Pack)
– Fabric Marker ( Crayola Fabric Markers-10/Pkg)
– Thread and needle or sewing machine
– Fabric Glue or Hot Glue Gun ( Arrow Fastener TR400DT Dual Temp Glue Gun)
– Polyester/eco stuffing
Okay, let’s get started:
Decide if you want a large or small octopus. Cut out the pattern to that size, link is above.
Trace out the pattern on the fabric you wish, I used a white Crayola Fabric Market ( Crayola Fabric Markers-10/Pkg.)
You will need four pieces of the body and 14 total pieces of the tentacles to make a total of seven tentacles.
Take your sewing pins and pin the body pieces and tentacles to make a total of two of the body and seven of the tentacles.
I traced an 1/4 ” outline as a guide to sew the pieces together.
Sew only one side of the body pieces.
Sew all seven feet but leave a gap big enough to pull inside out and for stuffing.
I hand sewed this project, but a sewing machine would cut the time making your octopus.
Pick a sewn body piece to place the eyes. I had these plastic eyes already on hand. I made a small cut to insert them in place.
Pin the body pieces together and sew the remaining amount; leaving a gap to pull through inside out and stuff.
Once the head is stuffed, sew the remaining gap. I used the overcast stitch.
Once everything is sewn up, it’s now time to put the pieces together. Sew a strong thread or double the thread and run along attaching the feet until all seven feet make a circle. Now hold your thumb and index finger on the end and pull tight. The feet will all bunch up to make the gap near to none. Hand stitch it well in place.
Now attach the head in the center of the feet by hand stitching in place.
Done 🙂 Now all you need is the cute mustache and top hat.
Top hat time! Cut out a strip of approx. 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. To protect the materials edging from fraying, I stitched around the base and top.
Sew the strip end to end. Attach the base securely. To keep its shape stuff the top hat with polyester/eco stuffing.
Attach the lid of the top hat. Top hat complete!
Okay, the little octopus wants to be a gentleman.
You can cut out a little monocle for him too. I just cut out a circle with a little end and took the scissors to cut out around the circle leaving a thick frame.
I attached the mustache and top hat with hot glue.
Your DONE! Now you have a super cute plush friend. I hope you had as much fun as I did making him.
You can alway add a bow and draw a little smile with a fabric marker if you want to make him a wife 🙂
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