1/4 yard of Lycra or
5T or larger old swimsuit
Stretch Needle (helps)
Sewing Machine and Sewing Notions
Step 1: Cutting Layout- Place the templates over the fabric and cut.
Step 3: Place the mermaid tale pieces right sides together. Sew around the mermaid tail using the stretch stitch, it looks like a bolt of lighting.
Step 4: Flip the mermaid tail right side out using a chopstick. Option: You can add Poly-fil to make the end of the tale puffy. Set aside.
Step 1: Cut a bodice measuring 4.5” X1.5” or use template.
Step 2: Fold the bodice right sides together and sew the
short ends making a loop. Use the edge of the presser foot for your seam allowance.
Step 3: Place the loop right side facing around your first two fingers. Hand stitch long gather stitches to gather the front of the bodice. Wrap thread ends around the gather, pull slightly and knot.
She can even swim in the pool or bath tub!
With only a few weeks left of summer, I hope you enjoy this fun in the sun sewing tutorial!