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Octopus Plushie Tutorial by Sober-Raptor Octopus Plushie Tutorial by Sober-Raptor
Eeee, final got this done. It's huge, so I suggest downloading it.

Here is the pattern that I used. [link] Resize it to however big you want. If you don't want to use this one, then you don't have to. It's fairly easy to make your own with printer paper or loose leaf. Or you can just alter mine to fit your liking.

1. Decide what size you want your finished octopus to be (how long the legs are, size of head, etc.). Your pieces should be made a little bigger than this.

2. Draw a really long U for the legs. Mine were 8.5in X 1.5in (21.6cm X 3.8cm). You can see in the picture what shape I made mine, but it's up to you. You could make them curly and different shapes, too.

3. The shape of the head is kind of a squashed cone. Mine was 6in X 2.75in (15.2cm X 7cm). The bottom of the head in important to know how big the bottom should be.

4. Which is quite simply a circle. The circumference (around the outside) must match up to the head pieces. Multiply the measure of the bottom of the head pieces by 4 (mine was 24in). And oh noes, math time. Grab a calculator, or use the one on your computer. circumference = 3.14Xr^2, so my equation was:

24 = 3.14xr^2
24/3.14 = 3.14/3.14xr^2
7.64 = r^2
√7.64 = √r^2
1.8125 = r

Multiply this number by 2 for the diameter (measure across the circle)

3.625in (9.2cm) = d

Then grab a compass or measure circular item until you find one that's about that wide. Slightly bigger is better than smaller. This step is a bit confusing if you haven't taken algebra within the past couple of years.



:meow: Feel free to ask if you have any questions about the pattern making or sewing. This is my first tutorial, and I want to know if there is anything unclear about it. Also, the right side of the fabric is the "pretty side", the one with print or texture on it.
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iSmellMusic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I get better at sewing, this tutorial is probably gonna help me a lot since I plan on making a sharktopus plushie x3
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SteinxMarieFTW Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was such a great tutorial! I'm a beginner and it really helped! I made my octo for a good friend of mine, out of jeans and I think it turned out quite well : )
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Sober-Raptor Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Very cute, I like the denim look!
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yamicool Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow thats so cute! i may try it some time
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*w* IT'S SO CUTE!
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Cattibalistic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I <3 Cephlopods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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MomoShino Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
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Sober-Raptor Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Very cute, I love the fabric!
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KuriousKaytee26 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I just made one of these. :D When I get a picture taken of it, I will post it! ^.^
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Sober-Raptor Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Oh sweet! I can't wait to see it. :meow:
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