Felt Octopus

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)
  • needle
  • scissors
  • 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.


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