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EASY Stuffed Shark Toy Tutorial AND Pattern


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I wanted to make a stuffed shark out of that cute shark knit for Sewing to Rebuild,  BUT I was a little intimidated by the free patterns I found. SOOO many pieces!! They all looked very complicated. Seeing as how I am so new to sewing stuffed toys, I thought I would try my hand at making my own pattern and that is what I came up with. Only 4 pieces total and very simple. Easy peasy!! 😉

Click Shark Stuffed Toy Pattern 1 and Shark Stuffed Toy Pattern 2  for the pattern!! (Hopefully the PDF will pop up like it’s supposed to…)

After you print, cut and tape your pattern these will be the steps to sewing.

STEP 1

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Cut your pieces. This is what they will look like.

STEP 2

Sew your fin together, right sides together, leaving the bottom open.

STEP 3

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Cut the slit for your fin.

STEP 4

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Turn the fin right side out. Insert it into the slit in the top of the shark body. Pin it in place and very slowly sew the bottom of the fin to the sides of the slit in the shark.  The fin will be open for the stuffing.

You COULD stuff the fin and then sew it into the slit. Whichever is easier for you to do.

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This is what it will look like when you are done.

STEP 6

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Pin the fin out of the way. Now, pin the shark body pieces with right sides together. Sew the pieces, making sure to leave an opening for the stuffing.

STEP 7

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Turn it right side out, stuff and sew the opening closed!! 🙂

Now you are all done!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Let me know what you think!! Are the steps easy to follow??

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Men’s Shirt Refashion Tutorial (of sorts)


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I didn’t take but a few pictures during the making of this outfit but I think I can still walk you through the process with what pics I DO have. 😉

 

 

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I started with a large men’s shirt and my BFF, the seam ripper.

 

 

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First I picked the seams off the sleeves.

Next came the collar (the fold over part).

Then I picked off the cuffs.

 

 

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I cut the shirt along the white line.

Then I sewed up the side seams.

 

 

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Next I sewed a finishing stitch along the arm holes/sleeve edges.

Then I pinned and sewed on the sequined ribbon.

 

After that I pinned and sewed the sequined ribbon to what was left of the collar.

 

Next I pinned and sewed the sequined ribbon around the high waist, leaving it open on the ends for the elastic casing.

I then threaded the elastic through, pulled the ends out of the casing and sewed the casing closed. After that I pulled on the elastic and cut the ends.

I did NOT hem the bottom of the top. I plan on going back and adding the sequined ribbon to the bottom as soon as I can get my hands on more of it! LOL So for the time being it just has a finishing stitch across the bottom. (Done after the pics were taken.)

 

 

 

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The pants were a little tricky. You have to cut the tops of each sleeve below the curve where it fits to the arm holes. If Cailey had been any taller it probably would not have worked so well. LOL

After the tops are cut off, turn one sleeve inside out and slide down into the other sleeve. Then sew the crotch seam.  The inseam is already there from the sleeve seams. 😉

Next, I sewed a finishing stitch across the waist of the pants. Then I folded and pressed about 1″.

After that I sewed the elastic casing, inserted 3/4″ elastic and finished it up.

The last step was adding the sequined ribbon to the bottoms of the legs.

 

 

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For the cuff bracelets, I cut a little out of the middle of each to make them smaller. Then I sewed them back together.

Next i took off the plain buttons and added the sparkly ones. 😉

 

 

 

 

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The whole thing was MUCH easier than I thought it was going to be. If I knew it was going to be that easy I would have taken more pictures! LOL

OH!! I almost forgot!! Her hair tie was made from the fold over part of the collar! LOL I just top stitched the open seam. 😉

 

I hope this is helpful!! If you have ANY questions, please use the Contact Me button at the top of the page and send me an email!

 

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