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Learn how to sew a ball or sphere with a free ball sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for little kids or pets to play with!
My kids have always loved throwing things around like pillows, balls, and toys. Now we have a dog that loves chewing on all those things being thrown around.
I decided to make so fabric balls so that they could throw something soft, and it wouldn’t matter that much if it got chewed on by the dog. (He’s already ruined so many stuffed animals.) I made a free ball sewing pattern so that you could make some too!
I made two large ones and two small spheres, and my youngest child and dog have been playing with them ever since.
My daughter is always throwing one of the balls and my dog will chase it and play keep away with her. Then she will grab a different one to throw to distract him, and she’ll grab the first one back.
In the PDF sewing pattern there are pattern pieces to make a large ball and a small ball. These balls are quick and easy to sew, and they only use a little bit of fabric.
You do sew a slight curve, and you do a lot of backstitching. There’s also a little bit of handstitching to finish the ball.
To sew this sphere you have six different pieces that you sew together, and you don’t have to sew any darts.
Do you love to sew? Try one of these sewing projects:
- Quilting cotton sewing projects
- Beginner sewing projects
- Free sewing patterns
- Scrap fabric sewing projects
- Fat quarter sewing projects
- Baby sewing projects
- Summer sewing projects
How to sew a Ball – Free Ball Sewing Pattern
- Fat quarter of quilting cotton
- Free ball sewing pattern – get it at the end of the post
- Sewing tools
- Sewing machine
Cut out 6 pieces of either the large or small pattern pieces. You can do either the same fabric for all the pieces or coordinate two or three different fabrics.
Lay out your pieces in the order it will be sewn.
Transfer the dots from the pattern piece to the fabric.
Pin the curved sides of the pieces with right sides together. I like to do two sides at a time.
Sew the seam from dot to dot backstitching when you start and stop.
Sew two seams on one side and then two seams on the other side so that you have two halves.
Pin the two halves right sides together.
Sew all the way around the two halves but leave a 2-3 inch hole. Backstitch when you start and stop.
Turn the ball right side out.
Stuff the ball with poly-fil.
Handstitch the hole closed.
Get the Free Ball PDF Sewing Pattern
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!