Introduction: How to Make a Denim Blue Fish From Old Jeans

Picture of How to Make a Denim Blue Fish From Old Jeans

Recycle your old jeans into this two-tone denim blue fish.  It's real quick and easy to make, and it can be sewn by machine or by hand.   Denim scraps is all you need!

Step 1:

Picture of

Use a wide area to make your fish body on your old jeans, like the bottom of the legs. Sketch a simple and easy fish body about 9" X 5" onto your denim. You are more than welcome to copy, paste, and use my silly little sketch, but I think you can probably do better than mine. LOL

Step 2:

Picture of
Cut out two fish bodies, one for the front and one for the back.

Using dark denim and using a flat-felled seam area, cut small pieces to use for the fin and tail. Cut enough area so that you will NOT be sewing over the flat-felled seam.

Step 3:

Picture of

Pin the fin and tail pretty side down and in the fish area as shown in the photo.  Stitch close to the edge in place.

Step 4:

Picture of

Pin the fish front and backs together all around the fish, making sure the tail and fin are tucked in.  Leave a 4" opening at the bottom of the fish.  Stitch around the outer edge of the fish using the pressure foot as your guide. Don't forget to leave the opening.

Step 5:

Picture of
Where the opening was, turn your fish pretty side out and stuff with a fiberfill of your choice.

Cut slits into the fin and tail. Do not cut past the flat-felled seam.

Step 6:

Picture of
Hand stitch the opening closed. Sew a button for an eye on your fish.

There! You have just recycled and helped saved our planet, and made an awesome blue fish craft too...great job!

We'd love to see a photo of your recycled project!

Find this project and more at:


About This Instructable




Bio: We LOVE TO SEW..., and we love to share too! See how easy it is with our instructables and videos. We also hope you'll ... More »
More by Love to Sew Studio:BLT Dip Recipe - For dips and spreads, Finger Foods or AppetizersHow to Make a Shabby Chic Burlap Table Runner with RosettesHow to Make a Denim Blue Fish from old jeans
Add instructable to: