How to make a personalised baby ball. 

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I’ve been wanting to try quilting for quite some time now. I’ve been sewing all my life but I’ve never actually tried quilting or the techniques used to make something. Then I stumbled upon this awesome tutorial from Abby Glassenburg of While She Naps. She’s a really inspiring toy designer and has shared this brilliant tutorial for a soft toy ball. It uses the skills of english paper piecing to make a gorgeous handsewn ball complete with rattle inside.

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It’s the perfect beginner project and makes up in no time. Here’s my version…



I had so much fun rummaging through my scraps box to find fabrics for it and decided to personalise B’s Ball with… well a B!


What do you think? Have you tried quilting or english paper piecing before?

7 Responses

  1. Emily
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    I have done very little! But that is adorable!

    • Emma_Brassfield
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      I’d love to see your creations if you do do more 🙂

  2. Elizabeth Voyles
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    This is one of the cutest baby toys I’ve ever seen. I love soft balls. They are easy for little ones to catch and throw. And they don’t break stuff when they hit it! So cute! Would make a great gift for an expecting mama.

    • Emma_Brassfield
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      Thanks Elizabeth, yes the no breaking thing is a definite bonus 🙂 Yes, they’d make a great gift for new mammas – great excuse to get sewing some more!

  3. Akyn
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    This is so cute. The little ones will surely love to play with this colorful balls.

  4. How cute! Thanks for the tip. I’ll forward this on to my mother – she loves to sew!

  5. Amber
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    This is so cute! I would probably screw it up but it’s very cute. Thanks for sharing

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