As you may know I have been making Christmas gifts pretty much since January, I know I'm a little crazy to get started this early, but I am making great progress! This week I wanted to make a stuffed animal for the baby, as I mentioned before I don't think that the baby boy will appreciate the mermaids I made earlier in the winter, but inspired by an under the sea theme I thought I would try my hand at a little fish, ok he's a bit on the big side when it comes to fish... And I thought I would share how I made him with you.
I was very much inspired by the ease and quick work the mermaids were (see them HERE) so I set out in much the same way...
I free handed the pattern of the fish body and a fin on a sheet of regular piece of paper
I pinned it to the fabric and cut out two of each, the body and fin as well I cut out two eyes
I pinned the fin and eye on the body
then Hand stitched them on, pinned the two pieces together right sides facing each other and sewed around the outside then turned it right sides out and stuffed it a little before hand sewing a smile on his little face... I finished stuffing him till he was full and I hand sewed up the end of the tail!
And here he is.... I haven't figured out just what to call this creature and since I told Delaney that it was a gift for Baby she wont name him...
Please excuse my photography as I was in a rush to take a photo and did this one on the couch at 10:30 last night... I am was so happy with it and so I made another.... now I have two mermaids and two fish in my Christmas gift stash.
Do you have any fun stuffed friends that you've made for you little ones? I am always looking for new ideas so if you have a blog or if you were inspired by another tutorial let me know about it I'd love to see for myself!