Monday, January 11, 2021

Barbie Size Football Throw Pillows -Super Bowl Party Prep

Here in Barbie's World we can still get together for a football party and there isn't a bigger one than the Super Bowl! Barbie will be hosting this year and she began gathering items to add to the fun... First up, these simple football pillows made from a fat quarter of fabric from Walmart. I've been looking at this fabric forever and finally decided to pick it up. 

I'm especially tickled with the 3D football pillow-super cute😎

The fabric:
As a point of reference, the footballs are about 2 3/4" long from tip to tip.

What I did for the 3D football:
Cut three footballs out of the fabric. Give yourself about 1/4" of green all around the footballs.

Lay two pieces right sides together, sew from one tip of the ball, down one side to the other tip of the ball.
Lay the third ball, right sides together, on what would be the center ball.
Repeat sewing from tip to tip as above.
At this point it looks like this:

Another pic:
You'll have a football that has a center and two sides that can open out (cut sides unsewn):
Lay the two unsewn sides together (right side to right side),
Sew from tip of ball down the side a bit, maybe 1/2-3/4", 
give yourself at least 1" of an opening so you can stuff the ball.
Sew up from the other tip the same way.
Turn the ball right side out, push out the points a bit.
Stuff the ball and hand sew the opening closed.
Shape ball-done😊

The square/rectangle pillow is pretty straight forward:
Any size you'd like, right sides together, sew all around edges, but leave at least 1" opening for stuffing.
Turn right side out, push corners out.
Stuff, sew or Liquid Stitch closed.
Shape a bit-done!

Joe says,
normally he's not a fan of decorative pillows...
But now he has something to throw at the TV when the refs make a bad call!

🏈Make something just for fun and have a happy day!

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4 comments:

  1. Ha, this is so much fun. Finding sports equipment for the dolls, isn't easy. I wonder if you could do basket balls the same way? Anyway, fun project. I had to laugh when you said that about mad at refs. Late in his life, my dad had a stuffed ref doll, with removable body parts (velcro) so he could throw pieces of a ref at the tv. Sometimes, I would have to hunt for the parts to put the ref back together. Too cute! Sandi

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  2. These pillows are adorable! And Barbie looks ready to root for the Packers ;) Have a great week!

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  3. Hahaha, let's hope that Joe doesn't have to use that pillow often! This is brilliant, how you made these out of printed fabric! If you and I didn't live so far apart, I would offer you a job to be my personal shopper for doll items lol! Have a great weekend!

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