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Mermaid Tail Blanket – Sewing tutorial

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:

Materials needed

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.

Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial



Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

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.

Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

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.Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial



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.Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

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. Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial Pin the 2 parts together and sew them. Serge or zig zag the edge. Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

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.Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

You mermaid tail blanket is done in no time!Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial

Mermaid tail blanket sewing tutorial



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8 Comments

  1. What a lot of effort has gone into creating this post. Lovely project.
    Good luck with the challenge 🙂

  2. This is SO cute!! And I love your pictures. Makes me want to cozy up my couches a bit. I really do envy you your ability to sew. I don’t sew at all! When I had to make a dress in Home Ec, my next-door neighbor had to undo my mistakes & then help me finish it, LOL. 🙂

  3. I LOVE this and just in time for my great granddaughter’s 5th birthday! Thanks for the great photos to go with the instructions!

  4. Adorable!! My granddaughter is going to love this. I’ve seen knitted and crocheted versions (I don’t do either) but never sewn ones. Time to dig out the sewing machine!!

  5. So cute! I’ve seen a ton of these crocheted, but not so many sewed fabric versions.

  6. This is lovely and looks so comforting and soft, I don’t have a little girl, so I will just have to make it for myself…lol

  7. My girls would LOVE this! I’ve pinned it for future reference!

  8. Oh, this sounds like such fun! And not only for 9-year-olds! Love the way you jazzed it up with different styles of trim, too. You make me want to take up sewing! (I make lace .. time-consuming, satisfying, but you .. you’re amazing!)

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