This was my project for Week 2:For the Boys of SYTYC. I survived another round! Voting is up for week 3 and I'd love it if you'd take a second to vote. It ends Thursday! Thanks to everyone who voted for me last week. Truly appreciate it.
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*1. Sew 2 fins right sides together, leaving the bottom unstitched. Sew a total of 3 fins and set aside. (Sorry don't have a picture for this)
2. Pin the 2 body pieces together with one of the fins inserted into the seam. You'll need to carefully sew so the it's isn't sewn shut. Otherwise you can stuff the fin first and then just sew the fin into the seam easily.
3. Then, sew on each of the other fins onto the body. Only sewing one side of the fin so you can stuff it at the end. Or, like in step 2 you can stuff them first and then just sew them right on.
5. After you've sewed on your eyes, flip it inside out again and sew on the "belly" piece of your pattern (right sides together) I kind of pleated around the mouth so that it would look a little like teeth? Make sure to leave a hole somewhere around the belly so you can stuff your shark nice and big.
Here is a picture of how I did my fins so I could stuff them at the end.
6. Hand sew (or use liquid-stitch) to close up the hole. Since I was using liquidstitch I folded down the seam a little and pinned until it dried.
Annnnd you are done! Gift it to a friend, or give to your little buddy. Maybe someday we'll have a boy to make one for ;) until then I will settle for giving them away as gifts...
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions. I'm not the best at tutorial making...