fabric beach ball purl soho

These are great balls for playing indoors. I’ve made one for my daughter and a few for her friends. Everyone seems to love them. This one was a bit of a challenge when I realized that I didn’t have a lot of eight-year-old-boy-ish fabric in my stash. I grabbed a few men’s shirt sleeves that I had in my upcycle bin and I really like how the colors and patterns work together.

fabric beach ball purl bee

recycle: Remember all of the pillows I was making with men’s shirts? This was a great way to use the sleeves! Pattern is from the Purl Bee.

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3 Responses to fabric beach balls!

  1. Sarah M says:

    sooo well done. A-mazing. Love that felt tree idea, too, a few posts back….still need to make L one of those felt boards…I think he would like it now!
    Sarah M

  2. Charity says:

    Very sweet! I just knit a set of felted balls, that have the same beach ball type striping action, so fun. :)

  3. Monica says:

    Looks great! What did you use to fill it?