These funky wash mitts are back at the dollar store! Run -- do not walk -- and stock up before they are gone! These things are made of the weirdest, most fun material to create stuff out of!
Today I will show you how I made a quick, easy, FUN ball out of one of these mitts.
Here's what you need:
~ one mitt
~ handful of stuffing
~ needle and thread
~ googly eyes (optional)
STEP ONE: Cut your mitt open as shown. You want to expose the seams without destroying that crazy fabric.
STEP TWO: Using a seam ripper or fine-pointed scissors, cut the stitching to isolate the good part.
STEP THREE: Fold your fabric in half and mark the center.
STEP FOUR: Carefully part the "hair" and cut. You are creating two long pieces. Be careful not to snip any of the "hairs" -- it could cause a chain reaction to unravel an entire row of them!
You are going to sew your two pieces together in a T, as shown.
STEP FIVE: Mark the centers of each side of the T, and lay them right sides together. Be sure all the "hairs" are poked into the seam. Sew.
STEP SIX: Attach the other side the same way, as shown.
STEP SEVEN: Carefully pin one end together as shown, again poking those little "hairs" inside the seam, and sew.
STEP EIGHT: Turn it right side out!
STEP NINE: Stuff with a handful of polyester stuffing and sew the opening shut with a needle and thread.
Now you have a funky ball to toss around...
...or, add googly eyes and turn him into a little friend to keep you company at the office! It is very addicting to style his "hair" and give him different expressions!
I call him BeardFace!
Note: I don't know how well this material holds up, so be careful about giving these to small children -- and certainly not with googly eyes! :o)