A Little Felt Octopus

Little Felt Octopus - sewing pattern & tutorial #muumade.com

Muumade’s A Little Felt Octopus is a sewing pattern & tutorial to make a cute sea creature.  Its head is approximately 6 cm (2 3/8″) tall and each of its arms is approximately 7 cm (2 3/4″) long.

The name octopus describes this animal perfectly: it means “eight footed” in Greek.  Octopuses have a round head that is really a head and body combined, which makes the design of the Little Felt Octopus quite simple.  Some patience however is required to sew its eight long arms.  But it will be worth your effort!

Little Felt Octopus - sewing pattern & tutorial #muumade.com

Octopus arms are full of suction cups or suckers.  In fact, the common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) has between 200 and 300 on each arm.  (By the way, the last link is to a National Geographic page with amazingly beautiful photos of this animal.)

The Little Felt Octopus does not have nearly as many suction cups as a real octopus, but it has enough to keep you busy sewing them on!  The resulting octopus arms with beady suckers are what makes the Little Felt Octopus irresistibly cute and impressive at the same time!

Little Felt Octopus - sewing pattern & tutorial #muumade.com

One of the most outstanding features of the octopus is its flexibility (because it has no bones!).  So, the arms of the Little Felt Octopus are designed to be bendable in any way you wish!

Little Felt Octopus - sewing pattern & tutorial #muumade.com

This download item is available from my online shop, muumade.etsy.com.  You can also click on any photo above to go to the item page and download the instructions instantly upon purchase.

So, grab the octopus before Woody runs away with it!