It's that time again and I'm sewing some market samples for Blend Fabrics and these fish are too cute not to share! The original pattern can be found here on etsy but I wanted to share some modifications and tips to make them a little easier. You can see I made my fish template a bit bigger than the original pattern above. I also use cardboard to make the template because I always have cereal boxes and never have template plastic! Also way more cost effective ;-)
Sew your strips together first - mine were 4.5"/6.5"/2.5" x about 8" long - the length just needs to be long enough to fold over and fit the entire fish on it.
Fold your sewn strips in half and trace your fish - remember to leave a 2.5" opening to turn and stuff. Also make sure your yarn/twine/whatever is in the inside of your fish with the knot outside of your traced line!
Sew all the way around the line you traced on - this is why I made my template a bit bigger. Now cut the excess fabric off. I leave an extra bit of fabric where the opening is, I've found it's just easier to whipstitch shut with that extra folded inside.
Turn, stuff, add some eyes and you're done!
Cutest school of fish ever right?
My child is already hunting for a fishing pole...
Fabrics are the new Sunsational line from Maude Asbury for Blend.
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.
And now I'm off to sew pillows and Easter Baskets!
Thanks for stopping by.