Made this for boyfriend’s birthday. He figured out that I made a body pillow so I gave him his other gifts first and said this broke without telling him the shape. But he’s not broken! He’s a happy blue squid body pillow. Got the inspiration from almost dinner.
I think the hardest part was sewing the top fins on. I also had to sew the tentacles on by hand since all I have is a Lil’ Stitch sewing machine. I’m sad to say goodbye to him. He was such a fun project to work on since this was the first big project I’ve done. I know boyfriend will take great care of him though. =)
How did I make him? I drew these two pattern pieces, and the rest (like the tentacles) I cut freehand. His tentacles are stuffed with a polyester fiberfill and his body is stuffed with four king size pillows. He’s huge.
Am I selling him or any of his kind? The short answer: no. This project took a fair amount of time (particularly stuffing all those legs), and when you factor in the material cost, I couldn’t price them for what you guys would want to spend.
However I do think it would be really fun to teach others how to make their very own squid-friend. If you would be interested in taking such a class and are in the SF Bay area, shoot me a message here or here.
Edit: As requested, I will also be making copies of the pattern. If you are interested in one, drop me a line and I’ll let you know when they’re ready.