Rita Van Tassel Studio - Octopus - Sewing Pattern


This pattern contains a full-size, printed paper pattern for an octopus, and a step-by-step, illustrated instruction booklet. 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 soft squishy toy. 

Pattern includes paper pattern sheet and instruction booklet with black and white illustrations and photos.

Finished Size:

Base to top of head: 12" (30cm)

Arm tip to arm tip: 30" (76cm)

-stable wovens such as cotton, twill, linen, and denim or canvas. Try a Batik! Pattern-matching can be difficult when using angular designs like stripes and plaids.

-Felt remnant (4" x 4" piece)

- Pair of black 20mm doll's eyes OR domed shank-back buttons

- 0.5 lb poly stuffing

- Optional: Wire: 11ft (3.5m) of 16 gauge coated wire

Fabric Requirements:

Top Fabric: 20" x 44" (50cm x 1.15cm)

Bottom Fabric: 18" x 44" (46cm x 1.15cm)