Here’s the original sketch that I drew from a live, swimming chambered nautilus at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My family loved the swimming nautilus’s, but there were no nautilus toys anywhere in the aquarium.   nautilus

If you print the fabric that I designed at (, then sew the sides in reverse with ~1/2 inch margin, then stuff and seal it, you end-up with a cuddly chambered nautilus. Each pattern creates one (~9in. long) chambered nautilus toy, which is approximately the same size as a live one.

Here’s me sewing the reverse sides together:


One tip, (I got overly ambitious) Sew the tentacles a little farther away from the drawing, and in clusters. I had a hell of a time trying to reverse and stuff the tentacles sewn like this.

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