Tutorial on Henri the Hexapus

[26 Mar 2008 | By | 4 Comment(s) | 6,575 views ]

Enter the April Fool Contest! Just a few more days!!

Finally! the ‘how to’ on how to create Henri! a fun little puppet made out of recycled sweater sleeves – more on Henri here.. I’ll post some pics of the finished Henri in action tomorrow.

So, I promised instructions, hopefully these are understandable. This can be modified to do a stuffed toy rather than a puppet by simply stuffing the head fully, and then sewing up the secondary sweater where the legs meet.

octopus-tutorial
Click through to see/download the full size instructions.

Materials needed:
Two coordinating sweaters, felted. 1 sleeve from each.
Felt for eyes
Buttons (if you’re up for the fun of sewing on all those suckers!)
Embroidery thread
I sewed everything but the embellishments on the machine.

Prototype Henri:
Henri, the Octo-puppet

If you try him, please let me see your results, and you can post to the new flickr group : http://www.flickr.com/groups/dabbled/Henri-almost-done

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4 Comment(s) »

  • ValGalArt [] :

    Darling!

  • Honor Bowden [] :

    HAHA! This guy is awesome! I sooooo want to try one… I’ll let you know if I make one (will have to steal my husband’s jumpers hehe)

  • Anonymous [] :

    i am not fully understanding this. could you better explain the part about swing the legs??

  • karen [] :

    I am trying sooo hard to understand your directions but they are a bit confusing even with the drawings. I really want to try it but I just can’t understand your explanation. One confusing part is where you slide one square arm over the rounded other but then you suddenly have a rounded edge??? Real life step by step pictures would help. Please help!!!