Upcycled Sweater Balls and Blocks

Upcycle yours sweaters or woven fabric scraps into something soft and snugly for little hands to play with. These make irresistible toys for dogs and cats toys too! My dog goes crazy over anything made with wool.

This easy to follow pdf PATTERN tutorial will guide you through an easy sewing project using descriptive photos and instructions.

Included in the pattern: 3 block sizes 3 pentagon ball sizes 3 beach ball sizes

These toys can also be sewn easily by hand if you prefer.


  • PDF printable pattern

Materials you need at home:

  • What you will need for the project , â–ª Sewing machine or needle and thread , â–ª Recycled sweaters OR woven fabric scraps , â–ª Pins , â–ª Scissors , â–ª Needle and thread , â–ª Jingle bells (optional) , â–ª Optional embroidery thread, yarn needle and yarn
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Jan Howell

Creating things that are simple, useful and unique is what I like to do. I love working with fabrics, papers, strings, plants; items that have texture, color and fragrance. What is even more enjoyable to me, is to be able to empower others with the knowledge and skills to create things for themselves.

As a wife, a mother of three wonderful children, and as a yoga instructor, I strive to find balance in life by incorporating the simple things around me. Taking time out from the busy world to create, ponder and share is a big part of that, when done in balance. My hope is to bring to you a variety of items and information that you can use and enjoy.

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