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Sewing for Synchro

Make a bathing suit and acessories for your beanie babies and stuffed animals!

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The Swimsuit:
materials:
scrap fabic (strecthy kind is best) or an old bathing suit
needle and thread
 
 
 

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1) if you dont know how to sew check out the part above.
2)cut out 2 identical bathing suit shapes out of the fabric or swimsuit. (please check with mom or dad first to see if you are allowed to cut up the suit) also check to see if it will fit the stuffed animal. see diagram 1.
3)place the pretty sides of the fabric together and sew along the sides of the bathing suit, across the tops of the straps and across the bottom. in diagram 2, the red dots represent where to sew and the blue ones represent where not to.
 
4)turn your bathing suit outside-in and trim any loose threads. Enjoy!
 
The bathing cap, goggles and noseplugs
materials:
old bathing cap
a pipecleaner
a small piece of pipecleaner or fun wire
 
 

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1)bathing cap: (see diagram A&B) cut two identical shapes out of an old or ripped bathing cap. (ask mom or dad first to see if you are allowed to cut up a cap) sew the 2 pieces together along the curved side (in diagram B, the red dots represent where to sew and the blue ones represent where not to) , and voila! a critter size cap! that was easy, eh?
 
2) goggles: (see diagram C) cut a piece off a pipecleaner and make it into an oval shape. make a twist in the middle and a goggle strap to go around your beanie's head. if you want, you can make mirrored lenses out of pie tin and pop them into the frame.
 
3)noseplugs: (see diagram D) as we know, no swimmer can swim without 'em! just cut a small piece of leftover fun wire and bend it into an upside down U, and your mini synchro ensemble is complete! 

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