Aspiring Designer: Just Bananas Over Soft Toys

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Hi, I’m Janette Bannerman! I’m “Just Bananas Over Soft Toys”..... I think I have always been that way. I designed and made my first Soft Toy when I was 12 years old. Designing has been a continuing passion that has now progressed to the point where I am able to share what I love to do with you in the form of Sewing Pattern PDFs.

Finger Pocket Fish Net All Three
Fish in a Bowl or Tank can be a fascinating sight for a child. ‘Could I have a Fish Please?’ Reasons for and against granting the request may be many and varied. “This Little Fishy”...“That Little Fishy”...“Another Little Fishy” A very excited pointing finger wants to “Net All Three”! Granting your child’s request in the form of a real live Fish may not be practical but the gift of a toy Fish could be a suitable substitute and provide hours of fun! Equipped with a special ‘finger pocket’ each Fish is more than a cuddly Soft Toy it is a type of Puppet! It is an action toy that children and adults can enjoy!
Finger Pocket Fish 1 Soft Toy

Each Finger Pocket Fish can be used as a Clutch Toy for a Baby or Child that will stimulate the senses and promote fine motor skills. Each Fish can be used as a Puppet simply by inserting a finger or two into the strategically placed ‘finger pocket’ and moving the finger(s) or entire arm to imitate the swimming action of a live Fish. Babies will exhibit great delight when watching the Fish moved in this fashion and Children will enjoy animating their own Under the Sea adventures.

Finger Pocket Fish 1 This Little FishyFinger Pocket Fish 2 That Little FishyFinger Pocket Fish 3 Another Little Fishy

Finger Pocket Fish Net All Three

Finger Pocket Fish “Net All Three” Sewing Pattern PDF Etsy = $12

Finger Pocket Fish 1 on a Rock
Keep your ‘eyes peeled’ for the 14 November 2014 release of three individual PDF Sewing Patterns plus one PDF containing All Three!

Finger Pocket Fish 2 Soft ToyFinger Pocket Fish 2 on a RockFinger Pocket Fish 3 Soft Toy
Finger Pocket Fish 3 on a RockFinger Pocket Fish 3 DemonstrationFinger Pocket Fish 1 Demonstration

Liking what you see so far......??
Finger Pocket Fish 2 Demonstration
Want to know more?
Finger Pocket Fish 3 Demonstration
Each PDF contains ready to print pages of Full Sized Pattern pieces. With a choice of ¼” or 5mm seam allowance Cutting Line this Pattern has International appeal.

Part Sample Pattern Page

Photos and text form a comprehensive Step by Step (Banana by Banana) guide to making a puppet style action toy Fish.

Wondering what “Skill Level” is required? Now that is where I have trouble deciding......

Level Based on Time rather Skill

But will the PDF Instructions be easy to follow?
Perhaps a Sample Page will help you decide for yourself.....

Example Page from Finger Pocket Fish 3 PDF

So what do you think now? Are you ready for a “Bunch” of Sewing Fun?

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I look forward to creating more Finger Pocket Toy Sewing Pattern PDFs featuring a variety of Ocean Creatures. So keep your eyes ‘peeled’ for a Shark, Dolphin, Orca Whale and possibly a Sea Turtle. It looks like there will be plenty to keep us all busy!

Thanks a “Bunch” for reading!

The Finger Pocket Fish PDF(s) can also be found on Craftsy and at DIY Crush!

I am also conducting giveaway and the prize is the: Finger Pocket Fish “Net All Three” Sewing Pattern PDF so don't miss out a Rafflecopter giveaway