DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale
Whale Washcloth Sponge

If you want to make bath time a fun time try this DIY washcloth sponge whale.  This is a fun and functional way to give your child some fun while having a bath.  Just a little terry cloth and some sponges and you can created this fun little project.

What you will Need:

  • Pattern Piece 1
  • Pattern Piece 2
  • 18″ x 20″ Blue Terry Cloth  (I used an old towel)
  • 16″ x 20″ White Terry Cloth (I used an old towel)
  • Black Embroidery Thread
  • 2 Sponges
  • Standard Sewing Supplies

Step 1: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Cut out the pattern pieces.  When the pattern piece calls for cutting two or more, cut one as a mirror image of the other.

Step 2: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Draw the pattern pieces onto the terry cloth using an erasable pen as follows:

From the blue Terry Cloth:

  • Middle body, cut 1
  • Side Body cut 2, (1 mirror image)
  • Top Tail, cut 1
  • Fin, cut 4 (2 mirror images)

From the white Terry Cloth:

  • Tummy, cut 2 (1 mirror image)
DIY washcloth sponge whale
What you will Need Sponge Whale

Step 3: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Start by stitching the fins.  Place the fins right sides together and stitch around the sides using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving the straight edge open.  Repeat for second set.

Step 4: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Sew one side body piece to one side of the middle body with right sides together.  Repeat for the other side.

DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale
Sew one side body piece to one side of the middle body with right sides together

Step 5: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Sew the bottom of the top tail piece to the back of the middle body with right sides together.

DIY washcloth sponge whale
Sew the bottom of the top tail piece to the back of the middle body with right sides together

Step 6: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Place the tummy pieces right sides together and sew about 5″ from the “mouth” area.  Then sew from the tail area toward the center leaving a 4″ opening.

DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale
Sew the Tummy Pieces Together

Step 7: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Position one fin against the right side of one of the body pieces in between the notches and tack together.  Repeat for the other side.

Step 8: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

With right sides together, line up the central seam at the front of the tummy with the notch in the front center of the middle body and sew to tummy to the upper body of the whale.

DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale
Sew the Tummy to the Back

Step 9: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Using the black embroidery thread, sew some knots to act as they eyes of the whale.  My blue towel was dark so my eyes did not show up.  If you use a lighter color blue the eyes will actually be seen.

Step 10: DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale

Turn the whale right side out and stuff with the cut up pieces of sponges.  I had some difficulty turning the tail pieces and had to use a small set of needle nose pliers to get the job done but it ultimately did work out.  Sew the opening closed using ladder stitch.  You now have a fun whale sponge washcloth.

DIY Washcloth Sponge Whale
Whale Washcloth Sponge

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