Last baseball season, Little Devil and I made ourselves some bracelets out of authentic, University of Oklahoma foul balls. Yes, the same ones she caught over the years of faithful baseball game attendance. They were quite a hit, and we wound up making extras for our Baseball Mom-Friends. I've made so many this season, that I thought I'd may as well post the tutorial in case any of you would like a baseball bracelet for yourselves. It's actually pretty easy when you break down the steps, and it's guaranteed to get complements! After all, we need to look cute while we sweat away on the bleachers!
|Take Me Out To The Ball Game...|
In my cute lil' Baseball Bracelet!
|Here's what you'll need for this project:|
red embroidery floss
felt in a color you like
cute button (with a shank, not a flat button)
clear fabric glue
|Begin by carefully cutting along the baseball seams.|
You can see where the leather is sewn together.
Try to cut right down the center.
|Now that the seams are cut, start peeling away |
the baseball. You'll have two figure-8 shaped pieces.
Enough for two bracelets.
Pick away all the thread from the holes
so you have a clean, neat baseball piece
to start stitching on...
|Continue whip-stitching until the entire baseball |
piece has new red stitches around the edge.
|Sew your button on one end of the bracelet.|
Just use a couple of holes at the end. Come up
through one hole, thread your button on, and go
down through the next hole. Now
tie a knot on the back so the button
is tight and secure.
|See? Like this. Now your pretty button|
is on top of the baseball, and ready to create
|Now you are ready for the glue. You just need a little.|
It helps that the back of the baseball is already sticky.
Make a small, thin layer on the back of the baseball
and place your felt backing on...
|See how that hides all of the knots from your sewing?|
And the ugly knots from the elastic?
|Let the glue dry and you are all set.|
Put your bracelet on and wow everyone at the game!
|You can wear it either way. With the button|
at the top or the bottom!
|Know what's really cute???|
Get your favorite baseball player to autograph your bracelet!
Now you REALLY have a one of kind!
This project was share over at: CALL ME PMC's Marvelous Monday Link Party! and Life After Laundry's Less Laundry, More Linking Party!