Sammy the Seahorse
- Fabric scraps, in various sizes
- Embroidery floss
- Sewing thread
- Fairfield Soft Touch Poly-fil Supreme Fiberfill
scissors, straight pins
- Sewing machine
- Sewing needle
- Turning tools
- 1. Print out patterns. Pin pattern pieces on fabric scraps and cut pieces from fabric.
- 2. With right sides facing, sew center edges of seahorse, starting at top and continuing down to bottom, using 1/4” seam allowance. (Note: This seam is shown with dots on pattern and will become the side of seahorse.)
- 3. Position piece with right sides facing up on work surface. Position head piece right side down at top of side pieces; sew across edge.
- 4. Position piece with right sides facing up on work surface. Position tail piece right side down at bottom of side pieces; sew across edge using 1/8” seam allowance.
- 5. Repeat Steps 2–4 to sew other side of seahorse together.
- 6. Position one side piece right side facing up and remaining side piece right side facing down, directly on top of other piece, on work surface. Sew side pieces together, from fin around head, down belly, around tail, and then to other fin. Leave 1” open on center of fin.
- 7. Use scissors to clip edges around seahorse, being careful to not cut stitches. Position turning tube into fin opening; use turning stick to push seahorse nose through tube. Use smallest turning tube to gently turn tail inside out. Finish turning seahorse inside out.
- 8. Gently stuff seahorse with fiberfill stuffing, beginning with nose and tail. Insert 1/4” raw edge on fin into opening. Use needle and thread to stitch opening closed.
- 9. Use embroidery floss and needle to sew eyes on either side of head. Knot ends.
by Kerry Goulder