Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mermaid Blanket

The Babes has been into mermaids for almost a year now.  So I decided to help her in her desire to become a mermaid by making her this mermaid blanket.

I turned to Pinterest for ideas.  I found lots of crocheted mermaid blankets but since I don't know how to crochet, I opted for an easier method.  This blanket was made using fleece material.  My daughter said she wanted to be a rainbow mermaid and we lucked out finding this rainbow scalloped fabric at the store.  I cut it into a mermaid tail shape and sewed up the sides forming a long tube.

For the top of the mermaid blanket, I folded over the top of the fabric and sewed it up leaving a hole to insert more fabric so it would puff out.

For the tail part of the mermaid blanket, I used coordinating fabric cut into a fin shape.  I sewed the two fin pieces together leaving the top open so I could stuff it with additional fleece for a puffy tail.  Once the tail was stuffed, I sewed it shut and then sewed it to the bottom of the 'tube' part.

And voila!  A mermaid blanket.  I made it long so my daughter could use it for a couple of years.

 Here she is trying it out.  

And here she is acting like a mermaid.  

I figure this will be great for her to snuggle in while watching a movie or reading a book on the couch.

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