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Denim Design Day 5

Denim Balls

It's been rainy here for the last few days so we have had to find fun things to do inside. I found a great pattern and tutorial for fabric balls at The Purl Bee. I am soooo glad I did.! The kids LOVE these and have played with these for hours!!!  This is a great way to us up some scraps and you can whip these up quickly. I made mine a little different then The Purl Bee. Here's how I made mine.

Supplies Needed:

  • Scraps of fabric

  • Pattern from Purl Bee click HERE

  • Poly-fil

  • Marking pen

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine
Step 1:
Trace the pattern on to your fabric on the bias .
***Make sure to do this on the bias or you will end up with a wonky pumpkin shaped ball instead of a round ball***

You need a total of 8 pieces.  I did 4 light and 4 dark, but you can do any combination.

Step 2
Cut them.

Step 3
Put one dark piece and one light piece right sides together.

Step 4

Step 5
Put another light piece right sides together on the dark piece and sew.

Step 6
Now put another dark piece on the light piece right sides together and sew.

You have made 1/2 of the ball.

Step 7

Repeat step 3-6 to make the other half of the ball.
Step 8
Put the 2 halves right sides together.

Step 9
Sew.  Leave an opening to turn it right side out.
***Back stitch at each side of the opening so the seam doesn't rip open when you are flipping it out.***

Step 10
Turn rightside out.

Step 11
Stuff with Poly-fil.
Step 12
Handstitch the opening closed.

Go have some fun!!!!

Even Daddy joined in the fun!!!


Eva Marie Harp said...

so cute! Great idea!

Malou said...

you're ideas of upcycling denims are endless! thanks for sharing. great photos and family. :D

Silent Princess said...

wooow!!!! u so creative.... luv the idea

mamaforhim2004 said...

A great idea for baby gifts as well!

tisonly143 said...

what a great idea ;) thanks for share @tisonlyme143