Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Polyhedron Baby Toy
Hand sew using English Paper Piecing

Tutorial at The Merry Church Mouse

"We will be constructing a 26 sided stuffed ball which finishes at about a 5 1/2 inch diameter.  The fancy name for this shape is a rhombitruncated cuboctahedron, I call it a cute baby toy.  This ball is a good size for an older baby, toddler or young child.  It consists of 6 octagons, 8 hexagons and 12 squares.  You can make it in as little as 1 color or as many as 26.  The choice is up to you.  Another option would be to use all three color values, light, medium and dark.  One for the squares, one for the hexagons and one for the octagons.  I would suggest using at least 3 fabrics with a decent amount of contrast just because it makes it more interesting to look at.  Its a great way to use up the leftovers".... Read more

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