How to line a baby ball

April 13, 2009 9:32pm CST
I have made alot of sqaures from my ball pattern & before I join them together & stuff, I was wanting to know how I measure the fabric to line the inside so little fingers can't get the stuffing out. I have made one previously & the stuffing can easily be pulled out when not lined. Thanks for your help in advance
1 response
• United States
20 Apr 09
I would lay out the material, lay each crocheted piece out on top of the material, and cut the material out plus a seam allowance. I would then zig-zag the edges of the material and either sew it together seam by seam or sew the material to the crocheted pieces and then assemble the ball by crocheting the pieces together. If you do the latter, you will have to sew pretty close to the edge of your crocheted piece. I hope this helps. I used to crochet teddy bears. I found that if I used a bulky yarn, a small crochet hook, and tightly single crocheted the pieces, it was very hard for little fingers to get to the stuffing.
• Australia
20 Apr 09
hey, good thinking, I will have to try this in the next few days.
• Australia
9 Nov 09
I ended up doing this with clean recycled material...thanks for the tip