Step 2: Cut Out the Swim Tail

Fold the fabric front sides together. Pin the pattern to the fabric. Cut out the pattern, adding room (about 2 inches) at the top for the elastic casing.
<p>wow amazing :)</p>
<p>I love this idea so I tried to make a tail for my daughter. I sewed the tail on both sides and the bottom like insturcted but when I tried to insert the monofin I could not get it in without tearing the fabric. Is there a trick to it? The fabric I used was stretchy swim suit fabric. </p>
<p>I was able to fold the fin to slide it thru the waist opening.</p>
Can you make it with flippers?<br>
Yes. Lay them out in place of the monofin.
Ok, thanks!
<p>OMG this is so cool I love sewing so I have to make one of these. (BEST IDEA EVER)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
by the way my name is catrina what is yours :-)
I'm Sara : )
<p>This looks really great! Have you made one that is &quot;walkable&quot; - open on the end? Or do you have instructions on that variation?</p>
My kids sometimes take out the monofin and shuffle around. I haven't tried leaving the bottom open, but that would be easy enough. You just wouldn't sew it. Swim fabric doesn't fray, but you could hem or surge the edges if you wanted.
<p>how much are they because my daughter once one</p>
I've seen these tails listed for $100, but they're easy to make for much less. The monofin is the most expensive part at about $30.
How mutch is the monofin? Where did you get the monofin?
The monofin costs about $30. You can find it on Amazon or through the FINIS website.
hi there I'm 10 and my mom is going to make my tail from your video
<p>I'm making this tail with your tutorial and i think it will work great! One question, where did you get your fabric?</p>
I found swim fabric on ebay.
<p>hi, video is ace looks easy enough {she says full of optimism } thanks for doing it ,material bought,, fin arrived today template done , keep your fingers crossed for me </p>
<p>hi, video is ace looks easy enough {she says full of optimism } thanks for doing it ,material bought,, fin arrived today template done , keep your fingers crossed for me </p>
<p>hi, video is ace looks easy enough {she says full of optimism } thanks for doing it ,material bought,, fin arrived today template done , keep your fingers crossed for me </p>
<p>is the body all one piece or are the fins separate for easy on and off?</p>
It's all one piece. Pulls on like pants.
<p>I MADE IT on Monday night! My daughter's birthday was Tuesday. It was so simple to make... thanks to your detailed instructions. Thanks so much. I ended up using the scrap pieces along with an old swimsuit to make a matching top for her. Huge success! Really easy to make and at least 1/2 the cost of the websites selling these retails. </p>
I mean tail
I got the fin thru Amazon. It's made by a company called FINIS. They have a website too. You can find the FINIS mermaid monofins at many online stores. Just search for mermaid tail or monofin.
We're did you get the fine
We're do you get the tail part
I found several on Amazon.com or you could go to the FINIS website. You can go to a search engine and search for FINIS mermaid monofin. You'll find it for sale at many places.
Is their an easier way?
You could buy a pattern. Child sizes:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/153420528/mermaid-tail-sewing-pattern-size-8-10" rel="nofollow">Size 8-10</a>. <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/154353035/mermaid-tail-sewing-pattern-size-5-7-pdf" rel="nofollow">Size 5-7</a>.<br>
this idea is amazing i could do it myself anyway. <br> <br> <br>i want to make my own mermaid tail because i am totally obsessed with mermaid especially h20 <br> <br> <br> <br>ty!!
Greetings everyone. I'm the one who put up this DIY mermaid tail. Similar tails are available commercially (I'm not affiliated with the company). (Check out <a href="http://mermagica.com" rel="nofollow">Mermagica.com</a> for videos of children swimming underwater mermaid-style in mermaid tails--Very cool!) <p>Some people allow fear to guide them, while others primarily follow joy. I try to live somewhere in between. Getting in the water with this mermaid tail (and any pool or water use, really), certainly warrants caution and care. My young daughters and I have had a lot of fun learning and experimenting with this style of swimming. </p><p>There's also a video series on Youtube, &quot;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/teenie989" rel="nofollow">The Secret Life of a Mermaid</a>,&quot; which features girls wearing mermaid swimming tails. Check it out for more ideas on swimming with these tails.</p>
where can you but a mermaid tail that is already made?
Here are a couple of places:<br><br>http://mermaidtails.net/<br><br>http://www.mermagica.com/<br>
Also 2tails.com it's a new place $100 for adult tails with monofin <br>
i would love to have a tail
try 2tails.com they have them for $100.00 for adults
Can u pladvise where you get the fin from ie. the bottom bit you put your feet in. Thanks.Jessie
Hi Jessie. I ordered directly from the manufacturer, FINIS http://www.finisinc.com/mermaid-fin.html. I've also seen the mermaid monofin on Amazon and other swim outlet websites.
can you do it without the monofin<br>
I've heard of similar tails using regular flippers, but it wouldn't swim quite the same way.
u see when u make the tail do u take the paper or do u leave it inside?<br>please comment back!
I remove the paper.
ok thank you
I don't think it really matters, I made one of these over the summer, and I used a sewing machine and my sisters was hand sewed. they turned out the same. Good luck!!!!
Do we need elastic?
Sorry, I missed this comment. I use elastic, because my girls are slim. If you had more curvy hips, elastic might not be necessary.
Hi I was wondering if we had to use something certain like if we had to use a sewing machine or sew by hand. Please Reply Back. Thank you <br>

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