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My name is Choly Knight and I'm a seamstress of over 15 years from Orlando, Florida. I've been sewing since middle school and have yet to put my machine away.
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Octopus Ball Japanese Food Plush

from Sew Desu Ne?
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Octopus Ball Japanese Food Plush
Octopus Ball Japanese Food Plush Sample pages
Octopus Ball Japanese Food Plush Side view
Octopus Ball Japanese Food Plush Top view
Octopus Ball Japanese Food Plush Front view

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Fusible web applique
  • Darts
  • Curved sewing
  • Embroidery
  • Ladder stitch
  • Intricate sewing; tight corners

Pattern Description:

This pattern is made to resemble a plush version of a fried takoyaki or octopus ball. This is a Japanese snack of a ball of batter filled with octopus that is then fried and covered in a delicious sauce with bonito flakes for a topping.

This plush is made from fleece, so it's a great project for beginners and comes out looking especially smooth and soft. The project requires some skill in applique, but the pattern includes an entire section on how to sew the applique features in lots of different ways that will fit your skill level!

Items made with this pattern can be used for both personal and commercial use as long as you credit my website, www.cholyknight.com :)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4" x 4" x 4"


  • 1/4 yd. or 15" x 15" scrap of gold fleece
  • 1/8 yd. or 7" x 7" scrap of brown fleece
  • 2" x 2" scrap of black applique fabric
  • 7" x 7" scrap of light or heavy duty fusible web
  • White fabric paint

You Will Also Need:

  • Batting
  • Cream embroidery floss
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Basic sewing tools (sewing machine, scissors, iron, needles, pins, fabric marker, seam ripper)

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