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Stuffed Ball

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 pictures now.

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You will need:
Fleece material
~ For fun try 2 coordinating colors of material.

ball pattern pieces

Pin two shapes together and sew along edges.

pinned pieces

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 half 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

Stuff ball with batting or old pieces of material then hand sew opening closed.

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.

 fatties out of balls

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