So, I have been having fun playing around with some very trendy fabric patterns and fish designs (thanks to a special at Spotlight, lol!) Who doesn’t want a fabric fish wall hanging right??
I started by tracing out a shape of a fish on card stock that would enable me to get three fish out of each piece of fabric.
Now, I am a busy mum of seven and don’t get a lot of sewing time!! So I try to do everything in a type of factory manor LOL. I started by ironing all of the fabric to get out the creases. After that, I cut them all into six rectangles per fabric. I traced 30 fish onto greaseproof paper and cut them out. I turned the fabric right side in. I pinned one fish onto each set that was turned in.
I cut out each fish until I had a pile of 30.
Then I cut 30 pieces of twine and tied a knot onto one end of each piece. I fed it through the centre of each fish (between the two right sides) until the knot was just out of the fishes mouth.
I then sewed around each fish and doubled over in the area where the twine was going to be hanging through the fishes mouth. I left half of the tail unsewn to finish sewing by hand after it was lightly stuffed.
I used the twine to pull the fish right side out and use the handle end of a wooden spoon to open the fish up to be ironed if needed.
After stuffing, I used my hands to slightly flatten by wiggling the stuffing back and forth. Then, I sewed the tail closed by using an invisible stitch and chose some buttons for eyes! I brought the knot through the nose of the fish and sewed the eyes on the way you would a regular teddy bear (one on each side)!
These are a fun present to give anyone!!