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October 2015
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Fun With Furry Footballs….Make Them Yourself!

We’re right in the midst of football season, and what would be better for the little guys than a football?
We figured this furry fake fur football would be perfect for the little boys to toss around, but who knows — their Daddy might have a little fun with it as well.









Materials needed:

Short Pile fake fur
12″ wide x 14″ long main school color
12″ wide x 14″ long second school color  (purple / white, or red/white, etc)
Polyester stuffing

Cut out four pieces of short-pile fake fur in the colors of your local high school football team, using the shape as shown.   The rectangle is 14″ long and 5 1/2″ wide, and the football pieces are drawn on the inside.

On one of the light color pieces you can applique the school initials with 2 or 3 inch letters cut out of another color fake fur.  This is optional, so suit yourself whether you want to do the initials or not.

With right sides together, sew the four pieces together alternating the colors and leaving an opening for the stuffing.  Turn right side out.  Stuff with polyester or chipped foam rubber filling, until the football is firm.  Sew the opening closed and you’re all ready for the football games!

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