What is Glovetopus?
A Glovetopus is a stuffed octopus you can make from a pair of gloves.
Where did Glovetopus come from?
The ocean, of course. Where the coral reefs meet the open sea. There and from the brain of Peter Gardner.
Why are you doing this?
To make you laugh.... And to maybe make a little money.
Where can I get a Glovetopus?
You can buy a kit
here on this site and
on the The Maker Shed
Do you do birthday parties?
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Glovetopus Creation Kit
Contains everything you need to create your own stuffed Glovetopus. A pair of gloves, embroidery thread, an embroidery needle, stuffing, felt for accessories and an instructional poster.
There are currently four colors to choose from. Please leave your preference in the PayPal note and we'll do our best to
get you the right color.
Glovetopus Merit Badge
Show the world that you know how to make a Glovetopus.
"Can't Spell Glovetopus..." Bumper Sticker
A black bumper sticker which says "You can't spell Glovetopus without Lovetopus".
Want to make a pirate hat for your Glovetopus?
What do I need?
Felt, 2 pc, Approx 6" x 4" or larger (Read Step 1 for more information.)
Felt, 1 pc, Approx 2" x 2" (different color from above)
Embroidery floss or thread
Make sure you have enough felt.
The size of your Glovetopus may vary. If you want to make sure that you have enough felt, there are several ways to do it. Here are two:
Measure the circumference of the head of your Glovetopus. Add four to six inches and divide by two. This will give you the
width needed for each of the two pieces of felt you'll use for the hat. The height is a matter of taste, but 4 inches will probably work for your.
Pinch and Approximate
Take two pieces of felt you think are about the right size. Put one behind the Glovetopus and the other in front. Pinch the
bottom corners of the felt together, as in the diagram. If you have at least an inch on each side, you have enough felt.
Mark then cut your hat shape on both pieces of felt.
If you cut them both at the same time, they will match very well.
Mark, cut and sew your accent piece
I like to use a running stitch (up and down through both pieces of fabric) for this. With the embroidery floss, it looks cute and graphic.
Sew the two halves of your hat together along the edge.
Again, the running stitch looks great.