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Gift presents for kids: DIY Sewn Fish Toy

Pillows, Sewing, Soft toys  |  September 12th 2011  |  0 Comment

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Here’s an easy little fish toy that I made today for the baby. I used fabric scraps, including part of an old neck tie. So far she likes to watch me wiggle the fish tail in front of her. It’s pretty cute. If you want to try making one, there are photos and directions below. Happy fish making!

First cut out two pieces of fabric into your fish shape. (I used a natural denim fabric.) Then get some small scraps for color accents and the tail.

Sew the fabric accent colors onto the sides of the fish pieces. For the yellow and black shapes, I turned the edges under then sewed them on. For the red shape, I did a zig-zag stitch around the edge (without folding the edge). Then I used the sewing machine on a straight stitch to make the eyes and wavy lines.

Place the two sides of the fish together, right side in. Then stitch around the edges, but leave the tail end open.

Turn the fish right side out and fill with stuffing of your choice.

Now insert the tail piece into the end. (I used a piece from an old neck tie.) Turn the edges of the fish under, then sew across the end of the fish and tail. Done!

Source: madebyjoel.com