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sunshyn_stef
« on: December 18, 2009 02:31:27 PM »

Does anyone know how they make these fleece balls?

http://www.petco.com/product/102440/Kyjen-Fleecy-Clean-Ball-Toy-For-Dogs-.aspx

I tried making one like a pom-pom, it got disassembled in 1.2 seconds.  The ones at the store (which I have shamelessly been scrutinizing without buying) are put together differently, but I can't figure out how.  I may have to break down and buy one just to disassemble it and learn how to make it.  I have tons of fleece leftovers and want to make something other than the braided tug.

Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009 04:53:08 PM »

http://familycrafts.about.com/od/nosewfleeceprojects/ss/fleecepomball.htm
here is a link if it don't work search engine type how to make fleece ball easy have made them i was like you why buy it when i could make that
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jagged
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009 07:47:34 PM »

this is a pattern for an entire scarf.  I would just make one pom pom.  The cool thing about it is that if it comes apart, there aren't a lot of string-like pieces.  The site doesn't seem to be up, so this is the archive.org cache of it.  It takes a while to load.
http://web.archive.org/web/20080206070220/http://www.expressew.com/html/ls-pompom_boa.html

I suppose if you wanted multi-colored, you could stack two or three different color pieces of fleece and roll them up.
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sunshyn_stef
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009 01:08:13 PM »

Thank you both!  heather1 - I tried that method first and my dog took it apart almost instantly.  jagged - thanks for the link, I was able to get it to come up.  I will have to give that one a try, looks more doggie-proof.
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Pittsbugky
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2010 09:25:24 AM »

Were you ever able to make this?  My cats would love them, they love to bat balls around.
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sunshyn_stef
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010 07:39:39 AM »

Not yet.  Smiley  I have a pile of fleece scraps for the dog, but haven't found the time.  It helps that my dog isn't a destroyer, he doesn't go through toys that quickly.
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2010 05:00:50 PM »

I saw the original link for the fleece ball.  Isn't it tied and sewn to make it stay?
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010 03:29:46 AM »

I've made the fleece ball by cutting out a stack of fleece circles.  I think I used 8-10 circles.  I placed them in a stack and used some heavy thread to tack them all together at the center.  Then I took a pair of scissors and cut fringe around each circle.  Finally the circles were fluffed up to get the fringe to fall in a more ball shape.  

Here's a pic of one I made...along with a bunch of other stuff from a Dog Swap.
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