Summer is an ideal time to pick up small hand sewn projects. A small project that is easily picked up and put down again or carried into the backyard or park is a great creative outlet.
My middle child fell in love with a picture of this sweet mermaid from One Thimble’s newest issue. Though since she’s been finished there has been a bit of tussling for who will claim full-time ownership.
What is One Thimble? It’s an electronic sewing magazine PACKED full of sewing goodies and patterns. The magazine features regular columns, additional project tutorials, technique instructional articles, and handmade business interviews and tips – and of course sewing patterns. It releases quarterly. We happy to be sharing two patterns we’ve sewn up today, and a chance to win the magazine (scroll to the bottom of the post). This post contains affiliate links
Quick Break Down
Patterns in this One Thimble Issue:
11 PDF Patterns. These included girls, boys, women’s, a hand sewn mermaid, and free motion applique designs. They range from dresses, tanks, pants, mermaid skirts, and shorts. You could create a great mini wardrobe with just this ezine.
Additional tutorials (so much dress up fun in this one!) and articles about owning a creative business.
I followed the stitch instructions fairly closely. I made just a few adjustments. Admittedly I used the embroidery floss I had on hand, though I did stay close the original intention, and the patterns listed numbers. I like the suggestion to blend thread colors in the pattern. I think it gives great depth, especially in hair!
I did simplify her bouquet a little bit and I kept her arms free from each other since I was pretty sure the kids would like to play with her that way.
My kiddos have had a grand time tucking her in and out of her shell. I think it would be fun to make a set with all different hair. A little row of sister mermaids.
If you haven’t had a chance to see my other make from One Thimble 16 make sure to hop over HERE to see the specially dyed mermaid skirt.
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