It's football season and down here in the south, we take that seriously. To celebrate our school's Homecoming, we stitched up some cute footballs.
The pattern was a very simple football silhouette. Trace and cut out twice onto brown felt. Start sewing around the edges and leave an opening for stuffing.
Stuff the football halfway, insert a small beanbag, keep stuffing and sew up the hole. I machine sewed these little beanbags (about 3x3 inches) to give the balls some weight so they may be thrown. Additionally, by having the beans housed in a little beanbag, the beans won't get loose and poke out of the ball. These worked like a charm!
Hot glue was used to add decorations to the footballs. Ric rack made great lacing lines.