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« on: June 04, 2008 04:06:25 PM »

Hey folks, I've ventured out of my usual habitat in the jewellery forum to ask you all a few questions. Smiley

I'm working on a project that basically entails making a smallish (about 5 inches diameter) stuffed felt sphere covered in squat stuffed spikes. My questions are as follows;

-Best way to draft a pattern for the sphere?
-Best way to sew the spikes?
-Best way to attach the spikes? The spikes are white and the sphere will be blue, so I want the line to be as neat as possible.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2008 02:55:59 PM »

I am a noob of sorts, but it sounds fairly easy... use this pattern here for the sphere -- http://www.thesilverpenny.com/FeltBall.html

I'd just do triangles for the spikes, fold 'em in half right sides together and sew up the side, then flip it right-side-out. You can do a few test runs with trial and error for the size and shape of the spikes. Try it with a paper towel to get a feel for the right way to do it.

Use a hidden/ladder stitch to hand-sew them on around the base of each spike. You can find tutorials on how to do that stitch on wikipedia.
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