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Gotta Catch 'Em All!
Ages ago my brother asked me to make him a Pokéball keyring and in return I got comic books ^^

His birthday is coming up so I thought I'd make him a plushie version. I also thought - what the hell! I'll make a How-to as well :D

So here is my Pokéball tutorial! Hope it isn't too confusing! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask :D

The keyring hangs kind of slanted - but I like it like that :D

It's more figity than difficult - but stick with it and it should be fine :D I want to see your versions!

Posted by Leo R. from Thurso, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Leo R.'s 14 projects »
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  • How to make a ball plushie. Pokéball Plushie/Keyring - Step 1
    Step 1

    First off, gather all your supplies.

    Draw an eye shape on your piece of paper and cut it out.

    Make it to your desired size - mine is 10.5cm x 4.5cm (roughly).

    -If you are making a keyring, push the ribbon through the small hole of the keychain - until it gets about half way and put to the side. You will need this later. (I choose 8cm for my keyrings so they dangle at a nice length, go for shorter if you want.)

  • How to make a ball plushie. Pokéball Plushie/Keyring - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pin the pattern to the red felt and cut out 3. Repeat for the white.

  • How to make a ball plushie. Pokéball Plushie/Keyring - Step 3
    Step 3

    Hold 2 of the red 'eyes' (going to refer to them as ovals now :P) together - match sides so they are near enough equal. Whipstitch around the edge. Use a thread as close to the colour of the felt as possible.

    Repeat for 2 of the white.

  • How to make a ball plushie. Pokéball Plushie/Keyring - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tuck the last of the red ovals into the middle of the two and stitch. And repeat for the white.

    HOWEVER, if you are making a keyring place the ribbon in between where you are about to sew - make sure the keychain is hanging the opposite way to what you want. The ends of the ribbon should be sticking out.

  • Step 5

    Place each 'cup' shape inside each other - seams facing out!

    And sew along the side, leaving room to be able to turn it out and stuff. I stitched from where the 3 segments meet in the middle to the other middle (does that make sense?)

    It doesn't matter what colour of thread you use as it will be covered up :] I used pink,green and blue just to get rid of lose ends.

  • How to make a ball plushie. Pokéball Plushie/Keyring - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now turn it out and stuff.

    Fill it quite firmly. When it is nearly full start to close the hole - adding extra stuffing as you go.

  • How to make a ball plushie. Pokéball Plushie/Keyring - Step 7
    Step 7

    (The black is a lot longer than in the pic ;P)

    Now cut out a long strip of black - quite thick and as straight as possible.

    Also, cut out a black circle and white circle. This will be the 'button'. Make sure there is a definate border if you place them together.

    Sew them together and put to the side. (Try not to drop it as you may not find it and have to make another one. Although you probably aren't as messy as me! :P)

  • How to make a ball plushie. Pokéball Plushie/Keyring - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place the black around the centre.

    Mine didn't quite reach but luckily the 'button' was big enough to cover it :D

    Whipstitch your way around the whole entire thing - each short end as well.

  • Step 9

    I don't have a picture for this one..

    Place the button on the centre of the ball and whipstitch it.

  • How to make a ball plushie. Pokéball Plushie/Keyring - Step 10
    Step 10

    Ta-da!!

    You have your very own Pokéball! :D

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Anne
Anne · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
Awesome! It was a bit confusing when you said to put the felt in the middle, but I figured it out and it turned out great! I did a practice run with some spare pink and yellow felt. Gonna try a real one with the actual colors, maybe I'll upload!
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dragonslayer556
dragonslayer556
could you please upload the picture for step 5? and could you please explain steps 3, 4 & 5 in a much more understandable way? Thanks! BTW the pokeball you made was simply outstanding! Happy
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Lindsey  N.
Lindsey N. · Backus, Minnesota, US · 29 projects
Ooooo, wouldn't it be cool to recreate all the pokeball types???

But anyway I really want a pokeball plushie right now!
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Annakitsune
Annakitsune · Richmond, Virginia, US · 3 projects
THANK YOU!!!!! Been trying to make one for weeks and needed a better idea how to do the band
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
nice work! good tutorial! Happy
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Nym B.
Nym B. · Plymouth, England, GB
A-MAZ-ING!!!!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
like it , well done the tute too!!! are you the person on the picture?
only curious, i know only your ankels and shoes.LOL
i like to make sometime this too and i will send you the version when i'm out of computer problems.xxxxx
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M
M · Norway, Maine, US · 2 projects
Thats so coolHappy I've been wondering how to make one for ages!
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