Ahoy there, readers!
There’s a monster on the horizon, waving tentacles, grabbing sailors, rending the ship in half! Thar’ she goes; the GIANT SQUID! And alas, it’s a monster of my own making! Truly, man has been felled by hubris once again.Oh, wait. What’s that?
The latest reports indicate that it is not, in fact, a giant squid, but a cuddle squid!It is still true that I made this monster. A good friend of mine has a penchant for squids, and I’ve had this excellent tutorial pinned for ages. And then I was cleaning out my fabric stash and found an old tye-dyed skirt. The fates aligned, and the squid was born!
The tutorial is actually for an 8 foot squid, but I didn’t have quite that much fabric and stuffing (or ambition!), so I scaled down the pattern to two feet and cut my pieces.
Assembly was fairly easy, and mostly done on machine. I did have to hand-sew the tentacles and the bottom piece of the body. The ladder stitch was my bff for this part!I had so much fun adding details, like the suckers on the underside of the tentacles. I just drew them on with sharpie, and then added little dots between the circles to build texture. I also liked the way the colors worked. I spent a lot of time with pattern layout to take advantage of the dyed fabric, and think it worked well.So a successful sewing project, some stash busted, and a very happy squid recipient. Win-win-win!