Inspired by this ninja cat, I made a ninja squid doll for some friends for Christmas.
If your sewing skills are a bit lacking, email me and I’ll make you one for $20 CAD + shipping and handling.
If your sewing skills are just dandy, here are the pattern and instructions for making your very own Cute-thulhu.
– about 1/4 yd some kind of black fabric
– white felt
– black embroidery cotton
Cut the pieces as instructed on the pattern (front/back and inner legs in the black, face and face tentacles in the felt).
Embroider the squid face of your choice on the squid face piece, using the black embroidery floss.
Applique the face to the right side of one of the squid body pieces, using the embroidery cotton. At the same time, attach the four face tentacles to the bottom of the face piece, spacing them evenly.
Sew one half of the inner leg piece to the front body legs. (Does that make sense? It’s hard to describe. You’ll figure it out.)
Fold the stitched legs back. Pin the other body section to the top half of the front and the unstitched legs, being careful not to catch the stitched legs. Stitch, leaving about 1 1/2″ open for turning and inserting stuffing.
Clip the curves. Turn. Use a pen or a collar turner to poke the legs all the way through.
(You may now have to reinforce the inner leg seams with handstitching.)
Stuff the legs, crown, and body. Again, use a pen or collar turner to fully stuff the legs.
Stitch up the opening.
Exercise caution and keep looking over your shoulder, because odds are that Ninja Squid is RIGHT BEHIND YOU RIGHT NOW!
Yeah, I made two, with slightly different faces. I love how it looks like one is sneaking up on the other, who is sneaking up on someone else (probably me).
Now that I’ve given them away I guess I don’t have to worry about them anymore….hey, what’s tha-