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From: brendalou
Date: 12-08-2003, 01:07 AM (1 of 7)
I am trying to find a pattern I can follow to make a round ball. That is it, very simple you would think, HOWEVER, I am at my wits end! :nervous:

I have found hacky sack patterns, but those were way to complex with triangles etc. I just want a simple ball I can make out of fleece that the kids can throw around without much damage. I have tried to draft my own and THAT :whacky: didn't work... any suggestions or helps will be greatly appreciated!!!!!

-Thanks again as always!!!!

==Brenda Lou
User: brendalou
Member since: 10-07-2002
Total posts: 2
From: Aimee S
Date: 12-08-2003, 01:34 AM (2 of 7)
Dont laugh I made a fleece ball for our comunity service project. for the tots for christmas baby drive.

the pattern is Mccalls 4189 I know it is for making fruit but it is a ball.
The more you disaprove, the more fun I am having!
User: Aimee S
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 488
From: Pudge99
Date: 12-08-2003, 02:02 PM (3 of 7)
How big of a ball do you want? I have a book that has a pattern for a ball that has a 45" circumference.
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User: Pudge99
Member since: 10-30-2001
Total posts: 1375
From: brendalou
Date: 12-08-2003, 08:35 PM (4 of 7)
I'm just looking for something around 8". Thanks for the McCalls Pattern... I'll have to pick that one up at the sales
==Brenda Lou
User: brendalou
Member since: 10-07-2002
Total posts: 2
From: stitchmd
Date: 12-09-2003, 02:23 PM (5 of 7)
What method did you use to draft your own? If you can find a ball or other round thing (melon?) the size you want you could cover it with plastic wrap, several layers and squished down to fit exactly. Then tape it in a few places to help hold the shape. You need to cut even wedges, probably 6 would do. Then flatten them and add seam allowances. A circle at stitched each pole is easier and neater than trying to get the points at the ends to meet evenly.
User: stitchmd
Member since: 02-25-2003
Total posts: 226
From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 12-09-2003, 09:07 PM (6 of 7)
I couldn't believe this, after I read your request I happened to run onto this pattern on another site I have never been to before. Anyway check this out.
Hope this is what your looking for!
User: woodywoodpecker
Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 242
From: brendalou
Date: 12-10-2003, 09:06 PM (7 of 7)
as my neice would say, you are the absolute BOMB!:bg: :bg: :cool: :cool:

Thank you!!!!!
==Brenda Lou
User: brendalou
Member since: 10-07-2002
Total posts: 2
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