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cute octopus ^^
I made these octopus to kill sometime. They came out looking very cute. I got the general design from my sister's tako doll. They each took about 5-6 hours to finish ( I work very slowly and take my time ... ) Very time consuming but worth it. :)

So people have asked me on making a tutorial, so here it is. This is my first time writing a tutorial so if anything sounds confusing feel free to ask questions. :)

Posted by smile. from Boston, Massachusetts, United States • Published See smile.'s 3 projects »
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  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a pattern for a 4 sided sphere. Trace the pattern. I did mine pretty close to each other since I do not like wasting the felt.

    This sphere will be the head of the octopus.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 2
    Step 2

    You should have four pieces that are the same size when you cut them apart.

    Sew the pieces together.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 3
    Step 3

    When you are done sewing them together remember to leave a side open.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 4
    Step 4

    So when you are finished with the sewing, flip it and fill it with any type of filling you prefer.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you're done filling the ball to your liking, sew the opening shut. I used a ladder stitch, since it hides the stitching and looks better.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 6
    Step 6

    I made a pattern for the legs of the octopus which looks like a flower. To make the pattern I folded a piece of paper three times and then drew out one leg. I then cut out the leg with the paper still folded and when you unfold the paper, it should look like a flower with 8 petals. It took me a couple of tries before I got the correct size for the legs.

    I chose a different colored felt for the bottom of the octopus. I traced the pattern for the legs on the red felt and then pinned it together with the purple felt. I then cut both of the felt sheets.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 7
    Step 7

    I used a sewing machine to sew the 2 pieces of felt together which is why I only traced the pattern on one side.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you're done sewing remember to leave an opening. I chose a corner between 2 legs because I found it easier to flip the felt in that area.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 9
    Step 9

    Stuff the legs and try to focus on legs before filling in the center of the body. When you are finished with that, close it up.

    I also used the ladder stitch for this. Stitching this part up was a little more difficult.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 10
    Step 10

    You should now have the head and legs. At this part I added eyes and a circle to the bottom of the center of the legs. For my other octopus', I had added small circles on each leg to represent suction-cups that octopus' have. It just adds to the details, but not necessary. For this part I used any felt that was left over.

    When you're done with that sew the head to the legs.

  • How to make an octopus plushie. Octopus - Step 11
    Step 11

    Once the head and legs are connected, you're finished!

    :)

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Hgosn1
Hgosn1 · Bowen, Queensland, AU · 5 projects
im going to make this for my best friend
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Philippe T.
Philippe T. · 8 projects
Thank you very much!! I saw these on etsy with the mustache and wanted them so bad, but I couldn't get myself to figure out how to make it xD
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Vanessa Tello n.
Vanessa Tello n.
I love it! plz make a tutorial. this is sooo worth my time!
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sabina.debruijn
sabina.debruijn · Amersfoort, Utrecht, NL
yes pleas, I also really want to know how to make these ^^
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Gillian K.
Gillian K.
Could you please make a tutorial? I'm dying to know how to make these, they are sooo adorable!
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