This is a wonderful project
for using up those bits of small fabric scraps. This also makes
a great item for Craft Fairs! They work up fast and sell quick:)
This is a craft from the booklet,
Secrets" by House of White Birches.
of batting or fiberfill
bottle cap (soda caps work great!)
charms, ribbons, rickrack, other trims
to 4-inch circles of fabric. Sew a gathering stitch around
the edge of the fabric. Gently pull in gathers until there
is a small opening. Stuff loosely with scraps of batting or
fiberfill, Pull gathers tight and knot securely.
puddle of glue into a clean plastic bottle cap. Insert the
raw end of the gathered ball into the opening and firmly
hold in place. Allow to dry. Check to make sure ball is
secure before continuing.
fun begins! Embellish by gluing lace or other trimmings
around the outside of the bottle cap. Maybe attach a few
charms to the trim or ball itself! They have teeny scissor
charms that would be perfect:) Or embellish with buttons
even! Get creative!!!
the elastic around your finger allowing for a 1/2"
overlap. Don't make it too tight, you want it comfortable on
your finger. Sew overlap.
bottle cap over and rough up a small spot in the center. You
can do this by scratching with a pin or emery board. Glue
elastic ring to roughened area. You are done!
Do the gathering, stuffing and gluing into the bottle cap while
watching TV! This way you can make lots for family and friends
or craft shows! Have fun:)