One of my absolutely favorite new websites is called Make It Love It. She does all kinds of amazing sewing projects which are usually way out of my league (I can hardly sew a straight line). But when she posted a tutorial for a fabric fishy purse, somehow I mustered up the courage to give it a go. And I'm so glad I did. This project was incredibly fun, rewarding, and actually pretty cheap, too!
I'm not going to reinvent the wheel and write down the directions, because they are all right here. All you need is a variety of fabrics (less than a yard, total, and you can probably use up a lot of scraps), 1/2 yard of fusible interfacing, 2 buttons, thread, a needle, a scissors, and a sewing machine. Oh, and a lot of free time. I am guessing I spent about 10 hours to make two purses. But again, I have a toddler who sleeps a lot and a husband who works three jobs.
Oh, and did I mention how amazingly detailed the tutorial is?
Here's what the purses look like all stretched out.
And here they are ready to swim in the ocean.
Now, please excuse me, I need to go find all kinds of fish accessories (crackers, stickers, candy) to put in their purses so they are ready to go to the aquarium!!