Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Make your own mermaid... part one!

My apologies, was hoping to have a completed tutorial for this! But this might just get one or two lovely ladies on their way to making their own mermaids :)

You will need:

Fabric scraps (I used polycotton for the tail and calico for the body/face)
Felt (for the hair)
Permanent markers (fabric pens or sharpies)
Ribbon, beads, buttons, anything you fancy, really (for decoration)

Step 1:

Print pattern pieces onto A4 printer paper. Cut out the pieces.

Step 2:

Lay pattern pieces onto folded fabric, right sides in. Trace.

Yes, I traced my pattern pieces with a biro. It was handy!
You might have a posh disappearing ink pen or fabric marker,
I generally don't bother with such niceties!

Step 3:

Pin your fabric. DO NOT cut out the pieces!

Step 4:

Turn your stitch length down to the lowest setting. Turn the feed teeth under your foot *off*. You will be need to be able to carefully guide the fabric under the foot.

Step 6:

Sew around the traced lines, leaving the top of the tail and the bottom of the body open (so that you can join them later).

Click here for part two

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I've just made a couple of mermaids out of felt for my daughter, based on your pattern. :-)


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