We love felt for its versatility and because you can create unique little creatures from it! For this kawaii-inspired octopus we sketched it out and made a template on tracing paper. You could make up anything – how about a seahorse or a collection of little starfish.
Our latest nautical themed box contains orange felt and stuffing for you to make your own with!
You will need:
- orange felt
- toy stuffing
- black beads for eyes
- orange embroidery thread (we use 2 strands at a time)
- pink embroidery thread (for the mouth)
- black thread (to sew the beads on)
- tracing paper
- felt octopus template
Step 1: cut out your felt octopus template and pin to the felt
Step 2: cut your first shape our of the felt. Pin the cut out piece onto the rest of the felt and cut around it so you now have 2 identical pieces.
Step 3: sew the black beads onto one of the pieces of felt.
Step 4: using the pink embroidery thread back stitch a little mouth onto your octopus.
Step 5: sew the 2 pieces of felt together leaving a small 1.5cm gap open as this is where you will stuff it from.
Step 6: stuff your octopus using a pencil or crochet hook to push the stuffing into the legs.