Patterns arriving at The Makehouse mid November!
This package contains a full-size, 11 x 17 inch printed paper pattern for one octopus and a step-by-step, illustrated instruction booklet. A part of what makes this project so unique is the option to insert a simple wire armature. The ability to wrap and manipulate the arms around objects makes it a fantastic soft sculpture decor piece in any home, or leave out the wire and you have a squishy toy.
When sitting the octopus measures approx. 12 inches (30cm) from it's base to the top of its head and stretches 30 inches (76cm) from arm tip to arm tip.
This original design uses simple pattern pieces which allows you to practice skills such as pinning and sewing gentle curves, topstitching and a small amount of hand-stitch finishing. The wire armature isn’t difficult but takes a bit of patience to complete in all eight arms.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Stable wovens such as cotton, twill, linen, and lightweight denim or canvas. ***Pattern matching can be difficult when using angular designs like stripes and plaids.
- Top Fabric: 20" x 44" (50cm x 1.15m)
- Bottom Fabric: 18" x 44" (46cm x 1.15m)
- Felt Remnants (eye lids): 3" x 3" (8cm x 8cm)
- Pair of black 20mm safety eyes
OR domed shank-back buttons
- Poly Stuffing: 0.5 lb (225g)
- Matching thread
- Wire: 11 ft (3.5m) of 16 gauge coated wire