Here’s an easy little fish toy that I made today for the baby. I used fabric scraps, including part of an old neck tie. So far she likes to watch me wiggle the fish tail in front of her. It’s pretty cute. If you want to try making one, there are photos and directions below. Happy fish making!
First cut out two pieces of fabric into your fish shape. (I used a natural denim fabric.) Then get some small scraps for color accents and the tail.
Sew the fabric accent colors onto the sides of the fish pieces. For the yellow and black shapes, I turned the edges under then sewed them on. For the red shape, I did a zig-zag stitch around the edge (without folding the edge). Then I used the sewing machine on a straight stitch to make the eyes and wavy lines.
Place the two sides of the fish together, right side in. Then stitch around the edges, but leave the tail end open.
Turn the fish right side out and fill with stuffing of your choice.
Now insert the tail piece into the end. (I used a piece from an old neck tie.) Turn the edges of the fish under, then sew across the end of the fish and tail. Done!
What a cute fish, and an adorable baby! She’s growing so fast, and looks just like her siblings!
She is so cute! Love the fish project- so great to have toys that are easy to attach to strollers and car seats and less likely to end up lost.
Great idea! I didn’t even think of that. It would be great to attach it with a carabiner clip or something. I sewed over the tail handle three times, so it’s nice and sturdy. Cool!
Love that middle picture! Such a sweet toy.
:D I totally skipped over the fish and scrolled from photo to photo of bubbi, she is AWESOME!!!
Thanks everybody! Yeah, she definitely steals the show! She sure is a fun baby!
I gotta say, the baby was definitely the best part of this tutorial — and the tutorial was awesome! :)
She rocks! What a nice girl. Your fish is also great. Idea is simple but the outcome is fantastic, especcialy with the bright colours!
Like the fish well enough, but isn’t your baby such a happy sparkly little thing!!! Beautiful!!!
Cute project! I love fun projects like this that are quick to make and that use up scraps from bigger projects — I hate for anything to go to waste, so when I can find a creative, fun way to use up the leftover odds and ends, that’s great!
What a great fish toy and I love what you did with the necktie….and your baby is soooo beautiful. What great photos! btw, your woodpecker paper toy was a great hit with my Sunday Sch. class. The look on those boys faces when their bird was in action was priceless. Thank you!
What a cute smile and a cute fish !!!
I made this fish for my baby boy : http://isastuce.over-blog.com/article-32726700.html
Instructions are here (Sorry the tutorial is frensh !) : http://sd-2.archive-host.com/membres/up/17195279066027789/Tutos/poissontactile.pdf
Me gusta todo lo que haces y cómo lo haces, Joel.
Tienes una autentica fan en Barcelona.
ADORABLE…both baby and fish! ;)
I love your toy fish! Cute!
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What’s this DIY thing?
Hi Esme. Yes, DIY means “do it yourself”. As opposed to just going to the store and buying a toy fish for example.
There’s a website called DIY ( do it yourself ) and you make a profile and do projects in real life then post them on it! You can complete challenges, get badges, and see other peoples stuff! If you want to check it out, I’m jubjub25.