This pencil case is sure to please anyone with a penchant for the sea, sharks or just slightly scary tooth-filled animals.
a piece of fabric measuring 8″ x 60″
fabric scraps for the lining
two eyes (buttons)
needle and thread
silver marker (optional)
6-inch metal zipper
1. Cut out the pieces indicated on the pattern. For the lining you’ll only need the underside piece and the two parts for the back.
2. Sew or glue on the eyes. Embroider the gills or draw them on with a silver marker.
3. Sew (inside out) the elements that will create the fin and the flipper in pairs.
4. Sew together (inside out) the top two pieces that imbed the fin in the middle of the back. Also sew on the corresponding bottom piece, keeping it inside out.
5. Sew the zipper on the back and belly sides.
6. Sew the sides, imbedding the flippers into the seam, all the way to the tail.
7. Turn the shark right side out and finish by hand the joining of the tail and the back (approximately 1 1/4 inches).
8. Create the lining by assembling the three parts like a small bag and then sew this by hand.
TIP FOR LESS EXPERIENCED SEWERS: Find a used stuffed animal , empty out the stuffing and add the zipper.
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