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 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: