The Purple Octopus

On Etsy since 2009

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The Purple Octopus

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Note from shop owner Thank you for stopping by! The Purple Octopus is closed at this time. Please visit us on Facebook at The Purple Octopus Designs or Instagram @the_purpleoctopus.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 3, 2020

Thank you for stopping by! The Purple Octopus is closed at this time. Please visit us on Facebook at The Purple Octopus Designs or Instagram @the_purpleoctopus.


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Shop policies

Last updated on August 20, 2013

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
The Purple Octopus is NOT responsible for lost packages. I will provide any information pertaining to your order to help track it if this should happen. You must contact your Post Office. If you would like to purchase additional insurance on your item, please contact me before paying through PayPal.

I do not accept returns on patterns. If you purchase a handmade item that you aren't happy with, please contact me. I want you to be satisfied with your purchase.
I accept PayPal, gift cards, and direct checkout. You do not have to have a Paypal account in order to pay with a credit card. Choose the PayPal payment option. When you get to the PayPal site, click on the link that allows you to pay with a credit card without signing up. You can also pay with direct checkout.

If paying by e-check through Paypal, your e-check must clear the bank before the item ships.

Please pay within 24 hours of purchase. I will kindly remind you if I haven't received payment after 24 hours, but if no payment is made for 3 days, I will cancel the order and relist the item. If any situations arise that you can't make the payment in this time frame, please feel free to contact me.

When checking out, please make sure your Paypal and Etsy addresses match. Orders will be shipped to the Paypal address.
Please note that shipping charges are per recipient. The shipping price listed for each item is valid for the United States only. Buyers outside of the U.S., please contact me for a shipping quote prior to purchase.


U.S. Buyers: Please add from three to eight business days for typical USPS delivery depending upon the zone to which the package will be shipped. If you require faster delivery, please convo me to ask about Next Day or Second Day shipping.

Please keep in mind that these are handmade fabric items or paper patterns. All attempts will be made prior to shipping to assure you will receive your purchase safely, but The Purple Octopus will not be responsible for packages left in inclement weather.
Additional policies and FAQs
All custom orders must be paid for before production of the item. Once payment is received and cleared, the item will be made. Items may be placed on reserve for 24 hours. If payment has not been received within that time frame, the items will be listed again.