I made these fish-themed bath mitts for my first niece Avery when she was born, (gasp), 11 years ago.
Here’s my brother Josh and my sister-in-law Sheridan with the evidence at Avery’s baby shower.
I can’t remember where I got the idea, so I’ll just go with it, and say that it’s my own.
I must be awfully talented…..
Now that Gert and Kylie have baby Maddie, I thought I’d take a stab at making them again.
I started with 4 sets of bright-colored wash cloths from Target. About 2 dollars each.
Each color will be a different sea creature:
Orange – gold-fish
Green – seaweed
Red – coral
yellow – star fish
I started by pinning two wash cloths face to face with bank pins.
Then I traced my fish shape with a marker. (I wouldn’t normally use something as dark as a black Sharpie, but I wanted my lines to show up for these pictures)
Here’s what my goldfish looks like. Just like a Goldfish cracker.
For sea weed, I loosely traced my hand and added flat fan-shaped finger tips.
Here’s what it looks like on the green wash cloth.
Red coral is a similar shape, I just rounded off the finger tips.
The star fish is a pretty simple shape as well.
I used coordinated thread a just sewed along the black line.
Then I cut out my shapes, leaving about 1/4 inch edge.
It’s much easier to cut these after sewing.
Trust me. It’s a brilliant tip.
I turned them inside out and gave them a good ironing.
You know that craft foam from the craft store? It comes in a multitude of colors.
I grabbed a sheet of the orange to make fins for my goldfish.
I just cut 2 teardrop shapes…….
…and stitched them on with the same color of embroidery floss.
Here’s our finished bath mitts…..
Pretty cute, right?
And won’t bath time for little Maddie just be a bundle of fun now?
Here’s the evidence…..