In today’s tutorial, we’ll see **how to sew a pentagon ball**.

This ball is a little, fun project that I did because I needed some **safe stuffing** for my crochet pentagon ball.

Even though the **pentagons** that I used for my **crochet ball** are completely solid (see the crochet solid pentagons **HERE**), they are still made of double crochet stitches and treble crochets.

So, in order to avoid having the stuffing material come out through the stitches, I decided to make a **fabric lining ball** of the same exact size as my crochet ball.

This way, the stuffing stays inside thanks to the lining, and the ball is **safe for children to play** with!

The good thing is that you won’t need much fabric at all, and you could even use some **scraps** from previous projects!

You can use this tutorial to **sew a pentagon ball of any size**.

That’s why I won’t give you a specific pentagon pattern that you can print. Instead, I’ll be showing you how to draw your own **pentagon sewing pattern**.

Then, in the second part, we’ll see **how to actually sew the ball**.

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## Sewing Pentagon Ball – Video Tutorial

## Materials

- Fabric
- Thread
- Sewing Machine
- Compass, Ruler, Pencil, and Paper for drawing your pentagon pattern
- Stuffing
- Rattle Ball

## Size

I made my pentagon ball in 2 sizes:

**Large Ball**– using pentagons with a side of 3.35″ (8.5 cm) –**Ball Size**: 6.5″ (16.5 cm) in diameter**Small Ball**– using pentagons with a side of 2.75″ (7 cm) –**Ball Size**: 5.5″ (14 cm) in diameter

## How to Draw a Pentagon Pattern for Sewing – Based on the length of the side

### Step 1

- Draw a horizontal line of the same length as the side of your crochet pentagon plus 1″ (2.5 cm) for the seam allowance;
- Mark the beginning of the line as point
**A**and the end as point**B**;

### Step 2

- Point your compass on A and open it to somewhere between the center of the line AB and point B, and draw a half circle;
- Then, keeping the same aperture, point your compass on B, and draw another half circle;
- With a ruler, draw the
**perpendicular bisector**to AB, which is the line that passes through the two points where the half circles cut each other; - Mark as
**M**the midpoint of AB where the perpendicular bisector cuts AB.

### Step 3

- Draw a perpendicular line to AB passing through B. This line must be longer than AB;

### Step 4

- With a compass aperture equal to AB, pointing in B, draw a circle;
- Call
**P**the point where this circle cuts the perpendicular line to AB passing through B;

### Step 5

- Point your compass on M, open it to the same length as MP, and draw a circle until it intersects the prolongation of AB on the side of B. Call this point
**Q**;

### Step 6

- With an aperture equal to AQ, point the compass on A and draw an arc (
*for future reference, this is arc 1*) until it intersects the perpendicular bisector to AB, and call this point**D**; - Keeping the compass open on AQ, point it on B and draw an arc (
*arc 2*).*This arc also has to cross the perpendicular bisector in D!*

### Step 7

- With a compass aperture equal to AB, from A, draw an arc that intersects arc 2 in a point called
**E**, and from B, draw an arc that intersects arc 1 in a point called**C**.

### Step 8

- Draw the pentagon by connecting points BC, CD, DE, and EA.
- Cut out your pentagon pattern.

## How to Sew a Pentagon Ball – Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

**Cut 12 pentagons**out of your lining fabric. For this tutorial, I used 4 different fabrics and cut 3 pentagons for each.- Divide the pentagons into
**two groups of 6**, and arrange each group to form a sort of flower with one central pentagon and 5 pentagons all around its sides like petals (*see photos 9 and 10*).

*Pay attention to arranging the pentagons of the same color as shown in the pictures so that they won’t touch each other in the finished ball.*

RS facing, sew the base of the external pentagons to the central one as follows:

- Flip one petal over to the central pentagon and sew the bottom sides with a sewing allowance of 0.6″ (1.7 cm). Use the same sewing allowance at the start and end of joined sides (
*see dashed line in picture 11*).

- Open up the two pentagons you just joined (
*photo 12*), and sew all the remaining petals (*photo 13*).

- RS facing, join the adjacent sides of the petals (
*see the arrows in photo 13*) using a sewing allowance of 0.6″ (1.7 cm).

To do so, fold the central pentagon in half (*photo *14), and bring the two pentagons on top of each other. Then, sew.

When you’re done, for each group of 6 pentagons, you should have a sort of basket.

- Turn one of the baskets upside down (
*see the basket on the right in photo 15*).

### Assembly

- Place the basket with the RS facing out (
*the one on the right in photo 15*) inside the other with the free corners of each basket corresponding to the joined sides of the petals (*photo 16*). - Sew the sides of the pentagons that are indicated with the same letter in photo 16, but leave two sides open for turning the ball and stuffing.

- To sew the corresponding sides, twist the pentagons as shown in photo 17 until the two sides are aligned.

### Stuffing & Finishing

- Once you’re done, turn the ball upside down through the opening you left.
- Stuff your ball and add a rattling ball inside.

- Finally, sew the last two sides together using an invisible seam.

### YOUR **Sew Pentagon Ball** IS READY!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and I’d love to see your pentagon balls! Please, share a pic of your work on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #raffamusadesigns!

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