This Mermaid sewing project is super easy and simple to make with kids. If you’re looking for a first sewing project which is pretty basic then you need look no further!
This is a great little activity and a fantastic boredom buster for the kids.
Super Sweet Mermaid Sewing Project
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Supplies For Your Mermaid Sewing Project
Felt fabric – Green, Orange, Blue, Pink and other colours
Craft glue or fabric glue
Confetti – small
Black gel pen
Life Glow DIY Polyester Stiff Felt Fabric Squares Sheets Assorted Colors 6×6 inch for Crafts, 1mm Thick 40PcsSinger 1512 Beginners Sewing Kit, 130 piecesPkgd Sparkle Confetti (multi-color) Party Accessory (1 count) (2 Ozs/Pkg)
How To Make Your Mermaid Sewing Craft
Print and cut out patterns from the template.
The template includes – 2 parts for body, 2 parts for tail, 2 hand patterns, and top and flower pattern.
Trace the patterns on the selected felt fabrics and cut them out nicely.
You can either glue the confetti on the tail or stitch them, the ones I used had small hole in the centre.
Use a black thin gel pen to draw the face details (eyes, nose and lips) on the front body pattern.
Stitch the eyes and the nose with the black or dark shaded thread.
Use a red or pink thread to stitch the lip.
You can also use a pink highlighter pen to make pink blush patterns on both cheeks of the mermaid doll.
Now take the back body pattern and place it on a flat surface.
Place the two hands cut outs on their places by slightly overlapping them with the back body pattern.
Place the front body pattern on the top of the back pattern, making sure both patterns match nice and evenly on all sides.
Stitch the body patterns along with the hands, together; but keep the bottom end open.
Stitch the two fabric tail patterns together as well; but keep the top end pen for the tail.
Once you’re done stitching the upper and lower parts stuff them with leftover felt pieces.
Place the upper body part about a cm inside the tail.
Choose yarn for the hair and cut several strands of yarns and also prepare needle and thread.
Stitch the yarns on the top and back side of the head part, the yarn strands will be the hair of the mermaid.
Simply align the yarn strands from the top to back side of the head pattern and do running stitch over them with the head to attach them with the head.
Finally, you can either stitch or glue the top and the flower, as you want.
If you want to add more details then get creative and craft on!
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Download Your Free Mermaid Template Here!
Aleene’s No-Sew fabric Glue 4oz20 Skein %100 Cotton Mini Yarn, Total 17.6 Oz Each 0.88 Oz (25g) / 65 Yrds (60m), Light, Dk, Worsted Assorted Colors YarnSharpie Permanent Marker, Fine Point, Black Ink (Pack of 12)
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!