I love mermaids! Who doesn’t love mermaids? When my daughter was invited to a couple of friends’ birthday parties I sat down to figure out what kind of handmade gift I could make for a 9 years old. Then, a mermaid tail came to my mind. A mermaid blanket is something cute, soft and useful! Something you can keep with you to feel comfortable. So here I was, making this Mermaid tail blanket pattern before I was able to make it.
The ladies loved their gifts so I guess the idea of giving this blanket as a birthday present is a good one.
If you also want to make this mermaid blanket, just follow the steps below.
Mermaid tail blanket Sewing tutorial:
Once you have downloaded the pattern and taped all the pages, trace all 3 pieces on your fabric. Please remember that you have to add 1 cm seam allowance all around.
Start top-stitching the fin in order to make the fin flangs. Do it from the right side of the fabric and I’d suggest using a contrasting thread so that is visible. Start from the bottom of the fin where the round edges end and top-stitch till the top. You should have 5 flangs.
Then, stitch the 2 fin pieces together, right sides facing. Zig zag or serge the edge. Snip all the way through so that you can turn it right side out nicely.
This is what you should have only top-stitched and stitched the 2 pieces together. Pull out the bottom edges of the fin, from the inside so that you have that nice mermaid-like shape.
Now take the 2 tail pieces and stitch them together, right sides facing. Zig zag or serge the seams. Leave the top and the bottom open.
Insert the fin, right sides out, into the tail, wrong side out. The top end of the fin should match the bottom end of the tail.
Here you can insert a trim (like a pom pom) in between the 2 layers.
Pin the 2 parts together and sew them. Serge or zig zag the edge.
Add the waistband to the top of the tail. Right sides facing. You will see on the pattern that you have 2 options for the waistband. If you want a thicker waistband use option 2, if you want a thinner one, use option 1. Here you can also add a trim in between the layers.
Stitch them on the seam allowance. Then, fold the waistband by half and pin it on the inside, folding inside the seam allowance. Top-stitch from the outside picking all the layers.
You mermaid tail blanket is done in no time!
Pin this image for later!