Have you ever dreamed of turning you hallway into your very own bowling alley?
Well — now you can with my new Bowling Pin & Ball sewing e-pattern.
This pin and ball set is made using just 3 templates, and is a quick and simple project to make up.
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The requirements as listed on the pattern for one pin and one ball …
Pin – 2 colour combination
- Colour 1 (2 ‘pin’ pieces + 1 base) — 30cm x 35cm wide (11.8 x 13.8 inches) [with or without nap]
- Colour 2 (2 ‘pin’ pieces) 30cm x 30cm wide (11.8 x 11.8 inches) [with or without nap]
Ball – 2 colour combination: (3 ‘ball’ pieces per colour) — 17.5cm x 22.5cm wide (7 x9 inches)[with or without nap]
- 6 colour combination:(1 ‘ball’ pieces per colour) — 17cm x 7.5cm (6.7 x 2.95 inches) [with or without nap]
Toy filling: approximately 150g (100g – pin + 50g – ball)
Rice (uncooked) or plastic pellets: ⅓ cup – pin + ¼ cup – ball.
Tools and notions:
- Stockings for the rice/pellets (only needed if you are going to add weights to your pin and ball).
- Polyester machine thread to match your fabrics.
- Strong polyester thread for closing i.e. Gutermann M782 or equivalent.
- Lightweight cardboard.
- Fabric scissors + paper scissors.
- Sewing needle
- Printer and paper
- Tracing paper or freezer paper (optional)
- Fabric marking pen or chalk
- Glue stick (optional)
- Turning and stuffing tool, i.e. hemostats or a chop-stick
The above description is for just 1 pin and 1 ball in 2 colours.
Why not make make more pins in lots of different colours? — Here are some additional combinations for you to play with …
For the set pictured — six pins and one ball … I bought six fat quarters, and used approximately half or less from each.
- Each pin is made with 2 different colours. (for each colour combination there are two pins)
- For the ball I cut one piece from each of the six fabrics.
- Total needed for six pins and and one ball
- 72cm x 112cm wide [without nap]
- 93cm x 112cm wide [with nap]
- Total needed per pin – one colour31cm x 55cm wide [with or without nap]
- Total needed per pin – per colour – two colour combination 31cm x 32.5cm wide [with or without nap]
- Total needed – one colour
- 31cm x 20cm wide [with or without nap]
- Total needed per colour – 2 colour combination
- 15.5cm x 20cm wide [with or without nap]
- Total needed per colour – 3 colour combination
- 15.5cm x 13cm wide
Polyester toy filling:
- Per pin – approximately 100g
- Ball – approximately 40g
- Per set – approximately 650g
Rice or plastic pellets for added weight for the pins and ball (optional)
- Per pin – ⅓ cup
- Ball – ¼ cup
- Per set – 2 ¼ cups
Each pin is made from 4 ‘pin’ pattern pieces plus one base. For a set of 6 pins you will need to cut …
- one colour – cut 24 plus six bases
- two colours – cut 12 ‘pin’ pieces for each colour plus six bases
- six colour combination (as pictured in the sample): [2 colours per pin (2 pins per colour combination)] cut 4 ‘pin’ pieces from each colour plus six bases.
- one colour – cut 6
- two colours – cut 3 ‘ball’ pieces per colour
- three colours – cut 2 ‘ball’ pieces per colour
- six colours – cut 1 ‘ball’ piece per colour
The pattern also comes with a set of numbers, reversed, for you to create appliquéd numbers for your pins.
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Happy sewing …
If you have any questions about this pattern please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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