If you remember, last week I showed you my idea for tablecloth clips. Well, that got me to thinking. So I thought of making pretty ones. If you know me, you know I love the ocean. These are so wonderful, especially with summer here. All those outings, picnics, parties, and home entertaining. This tablecloth inspired me. I am making the fish, sea turtle, sea horse, and octopus as a set!
I had this outdoor fabric I was saving for a project for the 4th of July. You only needed a little piece of fabric. I drew the fish on a piece of paper. Then I pinned it to a piece of fabric that has been doubled over so you make 2 pieces. After the fish was cut out it looked like this:
I went to my sewing machine, and sewed all around the fish leaving a opening at the top for the clip and stuffing. Leave a big enough space so you can get that tiny tail through. See above, the space between the red and black pins…that’s about the size you need to leave.
After sewing, I turned it inside out, and I stuffed it. I had some shells that I put inside. You can use small pebbles, anything small and heavy. The purpose of filling the fish is to add weight, so don’t fill with rice or things that are light. Also not to big of things, It will make his belly look funny.
After I put the shells in, I put the clip in, then hand stitched it closed. these are the clips I used:
This is also the glue I used, sequins, and shells. The bag that says ‘sand’ is really shells…don’t know why they call it sand.
Then I added these sequins. I found these at the dollar store!!! I knew they would come in handy.
Isn’t this just sooooo adorable!!! I love this little guy!
Thank you so much for looking at my little fish! It is a fantastic solution for fly away tablecloths.
Suggested materials for this project:
- Outdoor Fabric (Fabric store)
- Sequins (dollar store)
- Shells, Clips (Walmart)
Hope you loved my idea!! Let me know!