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
Beads for necklace if you want one
Two pom poms if you want them
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.