Apr 13, 2010

Cute Baby Ribbon Balls

I had saved instructions for a soft ball several months ago and put it on my list of 'things to do'. I finally tried to make them this weekend and think they turned out really cute!

I used the pattern found here. I just modified to insert folded ribbon in between each section of material. I used the biggest size and they are pretty small...perfect for younger babies so they can hold them easily. I love the girl version because the fleece material really helped to give it a nice round shape when I stuffed it. The boy version was a little lumpy, but still cute.

The best part was as I was stuffing the balls, John immediately came over and wanted to play with the balls before I could finish sewing up the opening. He LOVED them! So these are kid tested and kid approved! :)

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  1. CUTE! They would make a fabulous baby gift - I know Bella would have fun with one!
    And I'm loving your new header! :)

  2. Absolutely adorable. Beautiful and fun.

  3. cute as can be! What a great gift! I hopped over from Sew Much Ado and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

  4. That's sweet. I just might have to make that for my mom-to-be friend.

  5. I love these! My babies all loved balls, so adding the tags and its a masterpiece!

    Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?

  6. These turned out beautiful and I'm sure much cheaper then the real thing that cost about $40 each here in Australia. I host Tot Tuesdays every week and would love it if you would stop by and link up. I’m also hosting a giveaway at the moment you might be interested in. Have a great week!


  7. Aren't these fun? I've made a ton of them for my kids and for friends that have had babies! Wanna add a little something extra to them?? Throw a jingle bell in the center with the stuffing. Makes a soft jingling when baby is playing! I've even put some size into it and made one about the size of a volley ball! Link these cuties up to Mad Skills Monday and SuperStinkyBoys...hope to see you there!


  8. Thank you for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! Will be drawing the winners soon!

  9. Ooo oooo, link these up too if you can! What a fun baby toy!!

  10. I love this! I bought one for my son. Wish I would have seen this ahead of time, now I can make some if I have other children :)

  11. i just received the gift of a tiny grand daughter... she will love these balls.. so much nicer than the plastic things one finds at toy stores, and washable too. thanks a million


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