Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Basketball Pillow

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    Free Pattern to Sew a Basketball Pillow - Materials

    Free pattern and directions to sew a basketball pillow
    Basketball Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Materials Needed

    • 1/3 yard of fabric
    • thread
    • 1 package maxi piping
    • Print Out Of Pattern in PDF format
    • Large bag of polyester stuffing.

    Note: The pattern provided can be enlarged at a copy machine for a full-size basketball. The pattern provided makes a ball that fits nicely in an adult hand.

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  • 02 of 05

    Free Pattern to Sew a Basketball Pillow - Cutting and Setting Up

    Cut and setup the basketball pattern pieces
    Cutting and Setting Up. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • 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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  • 03 of 05

    Free Pattern to Sew a Basketball Pillow - Joining Two Sections

    Joining Two Sections
    Joining Two Sections. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • 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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  • 04 of 05

    Free Pattern to Sew a Basketball Pillow - Create Half the Basketball

    Create half a basketball
    Create Half the Basketball. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • 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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    Free Pattern to Sew a Basketball Pillow - Finish the Pillow

    Finish the basketball pillow
    Finishing the Basketball Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    • 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.