Pattern and Directions to Sew a Basketball Pillow

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    Sewing a Basketball Pillow

    Basketball pillow
    Debbie Colgrove

    You can decorate a child's room with a basketball that's safe in the house by following this easy basketball pillow pattern. The pattern provided makes a ball that fits nicely in an adult hand, but it can be enlarged at a copy machine for a full-size basketball.

    Materials Needed

    • 1/3 yard of fabric
    • thread
    • 1 package maxi piping
    • print out of pattern in PDF format
    • large bag of polyester stuffing.
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    Cutting and Setting Up

    Pattern pieces for basketball pillow
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Using the pattern, cut a total of 8 pieces (cut four with the fabric folded).
    • Lay the cut pieces out as shown in the picture to create four sets.
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    Joining Two Sections

    Two Sections of a basketball pillow pattern
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Attach piping to one curved edge of each set of pieces.
    • Return the pieces to the previous set up after attaching the piping.
    • Join the curved edges by placing the right sides of the fabric together, matching opposite ends of the curved edges to each other.
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    Create Half the Basketball

    Two halves of a basketball pillow shell
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Set two joined sections next to each other so the seams are in the same direction on both sections.
    • Attach piping to one seam that is butted to the second section.
    • Join the two sections.
    • Repeat for the other two sections to create the second half of the pillow.
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    Finish the Pillow

    Basketball pillow with unfinished seam
    Debbie Colgrove
    • Sew piping to the un-sewn edge on one-half section 
    • Place the halves right sides together, with the pipped seams matching each other.
    • Sew the circle, leaving an opening to stuff the pillow.
    • Turn right side out.
    • Fill the pillow with stuffing.
    • Slip stitch the opening closed.