After making the pink puff ball i decided
i needed to make a more christmas coloured one
i love it!
here's a tutorial
what i used:
a 5" bauble
six different fabrics
i made about 17 puffs - 1.5" - 2" & 2.5"
enough buttons for the puffs
sewing threads and needles
ribbon for hanging
step one - make lots of suffolk puffs in different sizes and fabrics
step three - start sewing* the puffs together keep
trying them on the bauble to check they are in the right place.
When the bauble was about half way covered i realised that i needed some different fabric puffs because i didn't want the same fabric to meet.
It starts to get a bit trickier here as you need to pull and stitch the puffs together trying to
avoid any of the bauble to show through
* it would save time if you glued the puffs on but i didn't want to *
step four - keep going pulling, overlapping and stitching the remaining puffs until the bauble is completely covered
step five - add a ribbon to hang it up