Glub, Glub, Glub. Here comes Mr. Fishy. The best kind of fishy to have 'cause you don't have to feed him and he isn't slimy to snuggle with.
Mr. Fishy Tutorial
You will need:
2 colors of felt, 2 sheets of each
navy blue fabric or felt for eye
coordinating embroidery floss
Cut felt into 1 1/2" strips. You will need 8 of one color and 10 of the other. Cut two circles for eyes.
Pin two different color strips together. Sew along edge with 1/4" seam allowance.
Pin next strip to, making sure to alternate colors. Always pin like sides together. Sew again with 1/4" seam allowance.
It should look like this--
Continue pinning and sewing every strip together until you have sewn TWO separate sheets of 4x5 strips. Looking like this--
Using the Mr. Fishy Pattern, cut out fishy shapes. I pinned the pattern to the two sheets (like sides facing) so that I could line up the stripes. Cute slowly and carefully.
Now you have two fishy shapes.
Face them the opposite direction of each other and "eyeball" where to put the eyes...haha. Pin on and sew.
Choose a side any side...
With coordinating floss color, embroider on you little ones name or nick name.
I choose to sew along the tail...and NO judging the embroidery imperfections!
Pin Mr. Fishy together like sides facing. Sew around the edge with a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a hole on the bottom to turn out.
Turn out and stuff with your fluff. Make sure he is good and full...this assures that you don't have to feed him. Hand sew the opening closed. PS I really could use some hand sewing lessons...any takers???
Give it a kiss and pass it on with joy and maybe a bib.
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