I love making fleece snowballs and have made hundreds and hundreds of them. My favorite is from Gigi at Charmingstation.com. The embroidered faces are so cute and several sets to choose from. And when you look at her site you will see how versatile the pattern is: snowballs, water balloons, animal balls, and monster balls. And I turned my snowballs into softballs for summer fun. Her embroidery files are easy to follow and she even has a Youtube video on how to sew the ball together. After you do a couple, you will see how fast they are to make.
The only problem is my thumb and hand do not appreciate cutting out all the fleece pieces by hand so I solved that problem! I had a steel blade die made to cut out the pieces for the ball. The best part is all the pieces are exactly the same with notches already cut into the pieces for easy matching when sewing. A ball is made with two matching pieces sewn together like a baseball. Each ball only takes ,literally, about a minute to sew. Then simply turn right side out, stuff, and whipstitch opening closed. Easy peasy.
If you like making mountains of snowball (or whatever kind of balls you like) and want to make it much easier on yourself this is a listing for a set 12 fleece die cuts, enough to make 6 balls. The finished ball measures 4-5 inches in diameter depending on how much polyfil stuffing you use. The pictures above show the ball diecuts and finished balls. You can see the one smiley face one is a little smaller, just less stuffing. The softballs were done by adding red stitching along the seam line.
Balls can be decorated with an embroidered face or heat transfer vinyl. Or nothing at all, choice is yours. Directions are included to center the face for embroidery or vinyl placement. Add a name to one side to personalize the ball. Sky is the limit. Embroidery can be done in 4 x 4 inch hoop.
Unless otherwise requested the diecuts will be white. Diecuts can be done in any fabric but fleece has nice stretch quality and easy to shape. Try a set, you will be hooked! A set of 6 balls in a bucket make a great gift for big and little kids.
THIS NOT A FINISHED PRODUCT OR EMBROIDERY FILES FOR FACES
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Custom orders welcome. That's the fun way to make your item more personal! You will okay final design before it is done and sent to you so please allow some extra time if item is to be a gift. Please let me now about time constraints and I will do my best to help you out. If you want special shipping, charges will be made accordingly.