Monday, April 15, 2013

Fish Mobile Tutorial

This fish mobile tutorial is so easy, I guarantee if you attempt to make one yourself, you won't feel like a fish out of water.

To get started, gather the following supplies:

Using this pattern:

Cut 2 fish shapes our of the scrap fabric.  Place the shapes together, wrong sides together, right sides facing out.

Don't let this next step intimidate you, even though it will require using one of these...

Leaving about a 1/4 of an inch seam, sew around the perimeter of your fish.  Leave about an inch of the tail unsewn.

Fill your fish, from the opening you left, with fiberfill.

Either by hand or with the machine, sew the opening on the fish tail closed.

Sew a button into place for a fish eye.
*I added my button eye after, in order to give myself enough room for the sewing machine foot.

Continue these steps for the remaining fish.

Secure each fish onto your stick using a needle and thread.  Once in place, add a dab of glue to further secure it into place.

Tie some twine to each side of the stick.

Then, hang your fish mobile up.

There are plenty of fish in the sea, so why not make one of your own.

*Don't want to make one yourself?  This Fish Mobile is currently for sale in my Etsy shop.


  1. That is seriously cute! You should put some of those in your store. If I had a baby boy I would totally decorate my entire nursery around that mobile! (And I would buy it from you instead of make it... because of the scary machine... did you see my FB rant about sewing machines?)

  2. I was gonna say put this in your Etsy shop, but you already DID! I hope it sells quickly! So cute. I can picture this in a little boy's room!

  3. If and when I can organize a room each for my little two, today you have me sold on a fishing room for Max. what a gorgeous mobile and such a beautiful (but manly) display :)

  4. I so love this!! I'm always looking for fun unique ideas for boy gifts and this is just too cute!

  5. Amy that is just the most adorable thing ever! What a totally fun idea! Love your masks from your earlier post too - and your tips on extra lighting! Sorry I've been a bit MIA - last week was the craziest busy week ever!

  6. This is one of my favorite items you've made and that's saying a lot since I pretty much am in love with everything you create. I wish I was doing Jake's nursery all over again because this would for sure be hanging in his room. And where do you get all of your fun photo props. I can only imagine all the cool things in your house. Love your style!

  7. LOVE this one! it's so cute and perfect for a boy room

  8. I love this. But I'd want to make mine out of wood. :)

  9. Adorable! I love it! I admit - the sewing machine and I don't always see eye-to-eye - but this mobile is just too cute. Pinning it! :)

  10. So adorable - I love this! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! Take care, Laura

  11. there's a way to enjoy the fish without the aquarium! still amazed by all the creative little things that come from that mind of yours;)

  12. How cute! I'm going to sew again soon..I'm sure of it!

  13. Amy... that is cute. A baby boys nursery perhaps?


  14. This is awesome... and so easy! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Amy, I love this!!! I'm so glad you are selling these!! They are totally going to be a hit!

  16. Precious! I need to make one ASAP for my living room. :)

  17. I'm in love with these little cuties!

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  18. Sooo cute.. would be soo sweet in a little boys bedroom!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  19. Very original and perfect for a little boy's room or a man with the heart of a child.

    Nicely done :)

    Visiting from The Chicken Chick's linky party today.
    Smiles, Suz@ MaytagnMom
    in N.W. Illinois

  20. Okay, so darling! Love love it! I see a best-seller in your future ...

    :) Linda

  21. I featured you today on Made on a Day! Thanks so much for linking up!

  22. Super, super cute. It would be cute in a boy's room (or made in pink for a girl's room if she likes to fish) or given to a favorite fisherman. Or maybe at my cabin. I love it.

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

    1. Thank you so much Lori for your sweet comment and for making me smile.

  23. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of beachy summer crafts! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!

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