First step for this stuffed ball project is to create a ball pattern
piece. Using a piece of paper, create an oval shape with a pointed
end. The length should be about 6 1/2 inches from tip to tip. You
can fold your paper in half and use the fold line to create the
bottom half of your pattern. After it is cut out you can unfold your
paper and have a whole piece.
After cutting out your pattern, use the pattern to cut out 6 pieces
from your material. I will take you through the directions with
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You will need: Fleece
~ For fun try 2 coordinating colors of material.
Pin two shapes together and sew along edges.
Continue with one more piece until you have 3 pieces sewn
together. Set aside. Using the 3 other pieces, sew together as done
previously. Now you will have two halves of the ball.
Sew two ball halves together down edges. On the final side leave a
small opening in the middle for stuffing, as shown above.
Stuff ball with batting or old pieces of material then hand sew
Inspired by the fatties made by
http://www.cupcakesforclara.typepad.com/ we decided to have a go at
making our own. My daughters age 8,11,13 and 15 made one each and
here are their results. They are all hand sewn and they made their
own patterns. I am very proud of their results.