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A Fishbowl
I'm a huge fan of Tamar Mogendorff... she makes fishbowls and birdcages with fabric . So i tried to make my own... and I like it (so does my cats).

Posted by Miss Marmelstein from Ghent, Flanders, Belgium • Published See Miss Marmelstein's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 1
    Step 1

    I have taken a lot of pictures, because I'm not sure that my english is good.

    First you take the blue fabric and cut it in long pieces. About 10 cm broad and 30 cm long. (4 pieces) and 1 piece about 35 cm long.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stitch them togheter.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 3
    Step 3

    Turn the stitched pieces inside-out.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make 5 long pieces.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut 2 round pieces out of brown fabric (or green).

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put on a brown piece al 5 blue pieces. Make sure that they are al inside. Just the end of the blue strokes can be outside the brown circle.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put the other circle on it. Make sure there are only 5 blue pieces visible. You can pin them together so they don't move a lot.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stitch al the pieces together. This is a little bit hard to do. Don't get nervous. :-D

    Let one side open between 2 pieces, so you can turn the whole thing inside-out.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is how it looks when you turned it inside-out.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut 5 pieces of iron wire, like 12 cm ( a bit longer than your blue pieces). Put the wire in each stroke. I pushed the wire on the end trough the brown fabric and folded 90 degrees so it doesn't come back.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 11
    Step 11

    After pushing the iron wire into the blue strokes, fill the brown fabric with soft filling.

    And then close it by sewing it with your hands.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 12
    Step 12

    Make a knot with the longest stroke.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now you need a fish. I took orange fabric. Draw a fish on the fabric and cut it out. Then you draw it again (same shape) and also cut it out.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 14
    Step 14

    Stitch the both pieces together, but not completely. You must be able to turn the fish inside-out.

    Then fill it with soft filling and sew it completely now.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 15
    Step 15

    Put 2 nice eyes on the fish.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 16
    Step 16

    Stab a thread through the fish. Search a good place so the fish hangs horizontal.

  • How to make a fish plushie. A Fishbowl - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now hang your fish in the bowl.

    Keep the cats away... :D

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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
Cute!
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ScentsyVT
ScentsyVT · Swanton, Vermont, US · 14 projects
Very creative!
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