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Two balls in one! Enjoy making and giving what will be a well-loved and well-used baby gift. Doesn’t this happy ball just make you, well… happy?

Choose 2-3 coordinating fabrics for each side of your ball (a total of 4-6 different fabrics). Fabrics on both sides of ball should be color-coordinated as you will get some peek-through under the flaps. The reason I wanted a 3rd & even 4th fabric on one side (the monkey side) is because I like how it gives it an element of surprise (not too predictable). If you use only 2 different fabrics on each side, it’s still going to be adorable. For more experienced sewists it’s a great way to use up that fabric stash.

Fabric choosing tip: Best to use some different textures (if you can) for baby to explore. I used one flannel for this reason and my blue striped fabric has some silvery metallic for shine. Minky fabric would be great but don’t try it if you are a beginner sewist as it is a tricky fabric to work with. Stick to cottons. Corduroy would be a great choice for texture.

Another best practice: Stick to a theme with your fabric. Your theme could be animals at play (mine), batik + denim or corduroy, vintage/vintage reproduction fabrics, or travel. Can you tell I have plans to make all these versions?

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