Friday, December 16, 2011

merry mermaid


If you are like me, you have a ton of fabric scraps saved up for some rainy day project. Probably way more scraps than you will ever really get around to using.

But I really love some of the smaller pieces of fabric I have. Some were pretty expensive so I only bought a fat quarter to begin with.

I made this little mermaid doll for Birdie for Christmas using up some of my favorite scraps.  She only took me about a couple hours to sew together and she didn't cost me a cent.


If you would like to make your own little mermaid, here is what you will need:

Scraps of fabric in three different patterns
Enough felt for the head and arms with a different color for the hair
Embroidery floss for the eyes and for the hair
Polyester filling
Beads for necklace if you want one
Two pom poms if you want them
Sewing machine


I gave a couple options to the hair because Birdie's best friend Emerson has an afro and her mother might make her one too. Don't be afraid to alter the pattern to match the little girl you are sewing it for.

And again, don't use cheap felt! It will make a big difference. If you can't find good felt, use cotton.



Happy sewing!

13 comments:

Laurie LaRiviere said...

you are just a crafty superhero this Christmas!! She is lovely, I love the eyes and hair, so sweet!! Birdie will just adore her, wish I could see her face when she opens it :)

abode said...

You're amazing!

MerryWA said...

Thank-you, she is gorgeous. Your kids are very blessed. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Maren said...

Omgosh! You never cease to amaze me....everytime you post one of your creations...I am in awe. So talented and so original...

Rapunzel said...

So much fun! I love the fabric that you used!

Elizabeth said...

That is just wonderful. I'm thinking something to add to your etsy shop...

MysticMandy said...

I just found this tutorial after my daughter begged me for a mermaid lovey this morning. I'm new to softies but I will give it a go! You're mermaid is gorgeous :)

http://mysticmandy.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

So I decide to do this for my niece but when the pattern was finish downloading it had no hair patterns.Um do you think I could get a link for them or something.

angie.a said...

Aw, the pattern link is broken. Is it somewhere else Ic and download it? She's adorable!

Kimberly Carlton said...

Is this pattern still available?

Kimberly Carlton said...

Can you send me the pattern? I can make a hair pattern and send it to you.

The Gray Family said...

Do you still have the pattern?

The Gray Family said...

Do you still have the pattern?