I have finished my 4th set to send to Oklahoma!! YAY!!! 2 girl sets and 2 boy sets, one more each and I will be done. 😀
Here are the pieces that go with yesterday’s shark toy.
I was going to stay away from making the sets matchy-matchy but I just had to with this fabric theme! LOL And the fabric is so soft. I think it’s interlock knit.
I have been having so much fun SEWING!!!
Colin says to me today, “Mommy you never sew for ME anymore.” Well, it looks like I will have to follow Kristy’s lead from Hopeful Threads. This month’s theme is Summer Sewing for the Family!! I need to get some projects together for my Cs. 😉
OH! Cailey wanted me to show you her nature finds! LOL
The Hubby is identifying them for her as I type. LOL Not too bad for living in the city with a TINY yard.
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.
Cut your pieces. This is what they will look like.
Sew your fin together, right sides together, leaving the bottom open.
Cut the slit for your fin.
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.
This is what it will look like when you are done.
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.
Turn it right side out, stuff and sew the opening closed!! 🙂
Now you are all done!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let me know what you think!! Are the steps easy to follow??