How To Sew A Soft Ball - Make a perfect baby-welcoming gift in a really short time, using my free soft ball pattern. It's a great project to use scrap fabrics!
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This is an easy, step-by-step beginner sewing tutorial that shows you how to make a soft toy for a baby. I included lots of photos to make it super easy for you to sew a handmade gift to a special baby in your life - it's a perfect beginner sewing project.
And this template just got even better: you can use the same template to make this beautiful fall decor for your home.
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And there are so many more! Now, off to sewing these softies: they are an all-time favorite with babies, so you cannot miss if you decide to make one yourself as a baby gift. In fact, I've made some as baby welcoming gifts myself - and they always, always turned out to be a great, personalized present. And did I mention there is a free PDF sewing pattern waiting for you to download?
Soft Ball Pattern
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- 5 pieces of 6x3 inch cotton fabric (Check out Peek-A-Boo shop for cute baby prints!)
- optional: pieces of satin ribbon to make loops
- some soft toy stuffing material
- coordinating sewing thread
- sewing machine, scissors,
- your FREE PDF Sewing Pattern (available in the subscriber-resource library for all newsletter subscribers - join the free newsletter here!)
And if you are looking for some adorable new fabric, you can check out these cute fabrics by peek-a-boo. (They've also got gorgeous baby prints!)
MORE TO SEW:
While you are at sewing, you can make an easy earwarmer headband in matching colors. You'll have a wonderful handmade present for your loved ones (aka 2-in-1!) – You can either use my free 3-size version (baby to 1 year) if you subscribe to newsletter, or get an 8-size PDF pattern in my shop (baby to adult). The latter comes complete with instructions and tips for easy sewing. Easy project, too!
Soft Ball TUTORIAL:
I usually use a ¼ inch seam allowance here (=approximately 7 mm in metric), the usual one for soft toys.
1) Use the PDF pattern to cut 5 pieces for the soft baby ball. Also cut several pieces of ribbon, each 2 inch (5 cm) in length. Arrange the individual leaves for sewing.
Soooo, your soft and cuddly fabric ball is ready for playing. Happy gift giving!
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Questions from readers - answered!
Is this soft toy washable with the stuffing material?
Depends on the stuffing you use. I always make these soft balls with washable stuffing.