afunny fish

we will need

Wiggly Eyes


Yellow, Green & White Thread

Green, White, Orange & Yellow Felt


Paper Template for the fish & the sushi

Step 1 

Cut out all of the templates. Notice how the small circle is designed to fit inside the fish’s mouth.

Step 2 

Take the fish body template and draw around it on the yellow felt, flip it over and draw around it again.


Step 3 

Cut these felt shapes out.


Step 4 

Draw around the fish tail, fin and flipper templates twice on to orange felt, remembering to flip the template

before drawing the second

Step 5 

Cut these out

Step 6 

Thread a needle with yellow thread and place the two felt fish bodies together, so that the wrong side (the side

that may have a bit of pen around the edges) face out.

Start stitching around the fish with a hemming stitch, working backwards from the mouth.

Step 7 

When you get to the places where the back fin and tail should go, flip the fish inside out, place the two pieces of

fin or tail (right side facing out) in between the body and stitch in place with a running stitch.

Step 8 


Flip the fish inside out again and continue sewing. Stop when you reach the mouth, you want to leave this

unstitched and open.

Step 9 

Flip it again so that the right side is facing out. Stitch the two flippers on to either side.


Step 10 

Take the white felt and draw around the large circle template twice.


Step 11 

Take the small circle template and draw around it in the center of one, and only one, of the felt circles.


Step 12 

Cut out the two larger circles and cut out the small circle from the center of one of the circles.


Step 13 

Draw around the sushi seaweed template on to the green felt and cut it out.


Step 14 

Thread a needle with white thread. I used quite thick thread for this as this part of the fish and sushi will have

the most wear and tear. Place the fishes mouth around the inside circle and stitch in to place. Put this to the side

for the moment.

Step 15 

Take the second circle and the strip of green felt and stitch the green felt around the circle.


Step 16

When you’ve stitched all the way around the circle, stitch up the open side and cut off any excess green felt.


Step 17

Now take the circle with the fish (wrong side facing out) and stitch around it on to the green felt, leave a tiny

unstitched opening so that you can turn it inside out again. Turn inside out (so that the right side is facing out

and stitch up the rest of the sushi.

Step 18

Glue some wiggly eyes on to the fish.


afunny fish

 Now have fun turning the fish in to sushi and the sushi in to fish. It’s like magic!


afunny fish