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
You will need:
~ 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
Leave your ball as is to play with or it is a good starter for the
following stuffed animal sewing project.
by Clare (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)
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.
Tote Bag with an Inside Lining, ~Sew a Simple Belt,
Pillow,~ Couch Caddy,
Up Your Jeans, ~Gathered
to Sew Drawstring Bags, ~How
to Sew Tote Bags, ~Jean
Purse, ~Jean Apron, ~Lap
Desk, ~Pencil Case, ~Neck Pillow,
Tote Bag, ~Patchwork
Pillow Cover, ~Pillow
Cover with Ties, ~Pillow
Purse,~ Sew a Pot
Animal, ~ Stuffed
Drawstring Bag, ~Sew a Card, ~No
Sew Projects, ~Sewing
Safety, ~Felt Patterns~Pillowcase
Tooth Fairy, ~Stuffed
Stuffed Dog, ~Stuffed
Receiving Blanket,~ Baby
doll blanket & pillow,~Patchwork
Snack Baggie, ~Glasses
Tablecloth, ~ Pocket Pillow