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i love mermaids and it is so fun to swim like one....so i made a mermaid tail :D
make a mermaid tail all by yourself! yay!

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  • How to make a tail. A Swimmable Hand Made Mermaid Tail!! - Step 1
    Step 1

    first, you need a monofin-or else swimming would be pretty hard-i bought mine off of swim2000.com, it was about $45.

  • How to make a tail. A Swimmable Hand Made Mermaid Tail!! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get a large piece of paper, and trace your body from your hips to your ankles.

  • How to make a tail. A Swimmable Hand Made Mermaid Tail!! - Step 3
    Step 3

    trace the monofin on the same piece of paper according to where your ankles and feet are.

  • How to make a tail. A Swimmable Hand Made Mermaid Tail!! - Step 4
    Step 4

    cut out the shape of your body and the monofin

  • How to make a tail. A Swimmable Hand Made Mermaid Tail!! - Step 5
    Step 5

    fold the fabric so that the sparkly side is on the inside, then put your cutout on top of the folded fabric and trace your body shape onto the fabric using a piece of chalk (so you can see it and it wont show when you are swimming.)since i already made my tail awhile ago i used a leftover piece as an example.

  • Step 6

    put pins on the line where the chalk is to keep the tail in place. Then start sewing on the chalk line-take out the pins as you sew (if you're hand sewing like i did) i took out 4 at a time when i made mine. (sorry i dont have a picture!) make sure that you leave the whole end open-aka where the monofin goes so you can get it in and out of your tail!

  • Step 7

    i dont have a sewing machine so when i went to my grandma's house we went over my stitches with her sewing machine just to make sure that they'd stay.

  • How to make a tail. A Swimmable Hand Made Mermaid Tail!! - Step 8
    Step 8

    i sewed on ribbons on the end so i could close the end and to make a pretty and flowy fluke. :) and.....YOURE DONE! now you can be a mermaid! trust me its soo fun :D

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Allanah R.
Allanah R. · 1 project
Best how to yet ^.^
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nashino
nashino
Oooh pretty! If you want to add SIDE FINS to a mermaid tail, check out www.youtube.com/deepseamermaidtails Happy xx
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FallenBeyond
FallenBeyond · Minnetonka, Minnesota, US · 28 projects
My friend and I are so going as mermaids for Halloween this year, if we can find a tank big enough! XD
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Jenna  D.
Jenna D.
thts cool, can you do it with out the flippers thing
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Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
That's so awesome!!! I wanna make one for my friend!
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kianna b.
kianna b. · 1 project
By the way what kind of fabric is that???
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kianna b.
kianna b. · 1 project
OMG i LOVE this!
ill be sure to post mine if i get to make one
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Egleriel Adonnenniel
Egleriel Adonnenniel · Olean, New York, US · 9 projects
OH MY GOODNESS!
I always wanted to be a mermaid when I was little. I would put a scrunchies on my ankles so I could swim like one.

I must make this.

Thank you so much!
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
and theres no spell by ursula needed
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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 7 projects
i love mermaids
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