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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,
"501 Sewing Secrets" by House of White Birches.


  • Scraps of fabric

  • Scraps of elastic

  • Scraps of batting or fiberfill

  • Needle and thread

  • Plastic bottle cap (soda caps work great!)

  • Fabric glue

  • Notions:  charms, ribbons, rickrack, other trims


  1. Cut 3- 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.

  2. Pour a 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.

  3. Now the 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!!!

  4. Measure 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.

  5. Turn 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!

*TIP* 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:)


House of White Birches