How to Sew a Fish Bag

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ITEM # 49711135P14

How to Sew a Fish Bag

ITEM # 49711135P14
Print Description

Crafting Time:
Varies
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • 1 yd. of fabric
  • Scrap felt of white and black for eyes
  • 1/2 yd. of contrasting fabric for fins
  • Stitch Witchery™
  • Black ink felt tip pen
  • Pattern or Kraft paper
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Simplicity® Pattern 8275

DIRECTIONS:

    All seams are 5/8" unless noted.
  1. If using Simplicity® 8275, adjust pattern to measure 22" wide x 32" long. Measure the length down 15" then shape lower part to look like fins. Cut 2 pieces for the front and back.
  2. Fins- Measure 15" x 3-1/2" wide. Cut 4 pieces and 2 stitch witchery, press together. Shape the fins with a large scallop edge. To define flowing lines, use the ink pen to trace edges and lines with in the fin. Stitch fin to side seams, starting 6" from the top of bag.
  3. Small Fin- Measure 11" x 2-1/4" wide for the center fin. Cut 2 pieces and 1 piece of stitch witchery, press together. Shape the outer edge with a smaller scallop and define edges with ink pen. Measure the center for the fish placement, down 7" from the top. Sew fin into a dart to enclose raw edge, using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  4. Cut 1 piece for draw string 45" x 3-1/4", fold long ends together, turn under 5/8" seam allowance and top stitch. The drawstring will finish 1".
  5. Turn top of fish bag under 3/8", press, turn under 1-5/8", press, top stitch, leave and opening to pull the draw string through on one side seam by sewing a 1 5/8” seam at the top, leave an opening of 5/8" then continue sewing to close the fish bag.
  6. Cut out 1 white circle and 1 smaller black circle for the fish eye. Mark then sew to right side corner 4" down x 5" across.

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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:


DIRECTIONS:

    All seams are 5/8" unless noted.
  1. If using Simplicity® 8275, adjust pattern to measure 22" wide x 32" long. Measure the length down 15" then shape lower part to look like fins. Cut 2 pieces for the front and back.
  2. Fins- Measure 15" x 3-1/2" wide. Cut 4 pieces and 2 stitch witchery, press together. Shape the fins with a large scallop edge. To define flowing lines, use the ink pen to trace edges and lines with in the fin. Stitch fin to side seams, starting 6" from the top of bag.
  3. Small Fin- Measure 11" x 2-1/4" wide for the center fin. Cut 2 pieces and 1 piece of stitch witchery, press together. Shape the outer edge with a smaller scallop and define edges with ink pen. Measure the center for the fish placement, down 7" from the top. Sew fin into a dart to enclose raw edge, using a 1/4" seam allowance.
  4. Cut 1 piece for draw string 45" x 3-1/4", fold long ends together, turn under 5/8" seam allowance and top stitch. The drawstring will finish 1".
  5. Turn top of fish bag under 3/8", press, turn under 1-5/8", press, top stitch, leave and opening to pull the draw string through on one side seam by sewing a 1 5/8” seam at the top, leave an opening of 5/8" then continue sewing to close the fish bag.
  6. Cut out 1 white circle and 1 smaller black circle for the fish eye. Mark then sew to right side corner 4" down x 5" across.