Monday, January 16, 2017

Felt Footballs for Meals on Wheels


I started making felt footballs for a Meals on Wheels Superbowl treat. So far I have made around 20 while watching the Australian Open tennis tournament. I need to make 30 more!

Supply List:

brown felt

football shaped cookie cutter

white chalk pen

sharp scissors

white embroidery thread

brown embroidery thread

embroidery needle

thin white ribbon

cotton balls 

Directions:

Trace the football cookie cutter with the white chalk pen onto the brown felt. Each ornament requires two football shapes. Cut out all the football shapes that you need for your project.


Using the white embroidery thread - sew the football lines onto the front of the football.


Sew the front and back of the football together. Before sewing the ornament shut stuff the ornament  with a few cotton balls and sew in a white ribbon loop.




I started sewing them with a running stitch.




But I think that using a blanket stitch looks a little more football-ish.


I think these footballs would look amazing on a Christmas tree or as decorations for your Superbowl party! Let me know if you decide to make them!