one tuna tin
Calico measuring 7 inches square
soft toy or cushion stuffing
two medium sized buttons
strong thread ( I used quilters thread)
shabby chic braid measuring approximately 12 inches
felt measuring 3 3/4 inches
chalk pencil or other marking pencil
With some strong cotton ( I used quilting cotton) thread a needle and bringing both ends of the thread together, tie them in a knot. The thread should now be double. Sew a running stitch around the edge of the circle about a 1/4 inch in from the edge.
Keeping the cotton quite loose at this stage wrap it around the side of the ball and through one of the button holes on the ball bottom and up though the centre of the ball again. Repeat this proceedure 6 times leaving the cotton in a different area around the sides of the ball, so that it is divided into equal segments.
The back of the ball.
7/ Once everything has been tightened, take the thread up through the ball again and through the second button so that it is placed in the centre of the top of the ball. Bring the thread down though the button and through the button at the bottom of the ball and again up through the top button so that it is secure. Tie the thread off by looping it around some of the strands over the bottom button.