Scrap Fabric Fish Project

How to make a colourful fish using Scrap fabric

At the art centre where I work, we decided to tidy up all the scrap fabric laying around. We decided that because the satin pink scrap fabric was shaped as a triangle, it had the perfect shape as a fish.

Scrap fabric Fish Sewing Tutorial

Scrap Fabric Fish Materials

In the fish above, we used Satin pink, felt purple, a satin pillowcase with flower design, craft filling, 2 x green buttons, 1 x red button, 2 x pink shell beads, 1 x seashell bead, sewing machine.

Scrap Fabric Fish Sewing Instructions

Step 1. Cut the main body into the same shape as the picture of pink satin below.

how to sew a fish stuffed animal sewing tutorial
Step 1.

Step 2. Cut out flower design from a pillowcase (or any other cool design).

how to sew a fish stuffed animal sewing tutorial
Step 2. Cut out flowers on the pillowcase.

Step 3. Sew flower design onto the pink satin main body of fish.

how to sew a fish stuffed animal sewing tutorial

Step 4. Cut out purple felt head and tail in shape as below.

how to sew a fish stuffed animal sewing tutorial
Step 4. Cut out head shape as drawn on fabric.
how to sew a fish stuffed animal sewing tutorial
Step 4. Cut out tail of fish as same shape as this image.

Step 5. With right sides, together, stitch edges together.

how to sew a fish stuffed animal sewing tutorial
Step 5. Head attached to the body by holding right sides together.
how to sew a fish stuffed animal sewing tutorial
Step 5. Tail attached to the body by sewing right sides together.

Step 6. Fold fish in half with right sides together. Leave about 10 cm open to fill in the stuffing. Stitch up the opening with wrong sides together. Begin to sew the fin. Put to triangles of purple felt together and stitch up with wrong sides together. Before you stitch up completely, fill in the stuffing. Attach to the body of fish where the opening was just closed.

how to sew a fish stuffed animal sewing tutorial
Step 6. Stitch two triangles together with wrong sides together. Fill in stuffing before you close it up completely.

Step 7. Decorate with buttons for eyes, and mouth, and shell beads on the fins. πŸ™‚

Scrap fabric Fish Sewing Tutorial
Step 7. Finished fish.

 

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