Sewing and textiles with Ann
To be clear, in no way am I writing this post to say ‘Hey, I made a felt ball’
I did make a felt ball, from a vintage pattern book. But this wasn’t a pattern book that I found in a charity shop or on eBay. I found it in my own pattern collection.
Now I can make toys!
First lesson to be learnt – do not draw round the lovely card backed pattern pieces with a blue marker pen. My fingers are covered in blue ink. Hopefully Baby H won’t get covered in blue in ink too, as, the ball being felt, I cannot wash it. Secondly, the instructions say to hand sew. I sewed most of it on the machine. It’s not easy to get all of the 8 points accurately lined up on the machine, but I hand stitched round each end twice, and pulled it all together, and then trimmed any excess. And the opening for the stuffing was hand stitched, although I think that careful stitching with a zipper foot would work.
I probably won’t blog the rest of the toys that I intend to make. I just thought that the story of the pattern would be of interest. Hope you think so too.