Saturday, January 17, 2009

Vintage Pattern Clutch Ball


I have been playing around with a pattern from my Mother-in-Law ( via my sister-in-law). My mother-in-law used to make her grandchildren full sized versions. The balls are easy to grasp and soft and the kids loved them. Funnily enough I am seeing versions of this ball in antique malls and on-line primitives blogs!
So... who needs one of these? My bears of course. I shrank the pattern 70% for my first try.... see Marli on BearPile . Then I shrank it 50% and here it is! Its about 3" in diameter and made from minibear fabric... white gridded upholstery fabric. I stuff mine a little more firmly than my my mother-in-law did.
Next one will be 60% but not a ball... I'll post it when it's done.

I've had LOADS of people ask for the pattern without including a way of sending it to them!!
Please include your email address!

35 comments:

Susanne said...

This ball looks so cute and interesting! Where could I find a pattern for something like this? Greetings from Finland,
Susanne

Bettina Groh said...

Hi Susanne... I don't have the pattern and its instructions in the computer, yet. I just have some hand-me-down hard to read ones from my now deceased mother-in-law. BUT I will scan in a better copy and write instructions later today. Please send me your email address. Bettina

Ashley said...

This is a very cute ball. I am also looking for a pattern, if you wouldn't mind sharing. Thank you, Ashley

Ashley said...

Hi. This ball is so cute. I've been searching for a great pattern also, if you wouldn't mind sharing. Thanks so much! ~Ashley

Rosa said...

I have been looking for this pattern. I made one for my daughter when she was a baby. Would you mind sending me a copy also. rosemoon@spirit.com

Katrina said...

Not sure if you'd be willing or not but I would love this pattern too- this is more what I would consider a clutch ball rather than the puzzle balls that I often see. Thanks.

Bettina Groh said...

Katrina I can't find where to send you a copy of the pattern. Email me directly ( bettina.groh@gmail.com) and I'll be happy to send you one!

Kristin said...

I'd love a copy of the pattern also! kaliquen@hotmail.com Thanks so much!

Rachael said...

It's really cute. I have a newborn baby girl and would love to make her one. I see you've shared the pattern several times, so if you wouldn't mind sending another, I would love to have it. Thanks so much for your consideration, Rachael (SpittleBug29 at gmail dot com).

ltpurcell said...

I would love the pattern too if you don't mind! lauren3110 at aol dot com.

Thanks!
Lauren

Anonymous said...

When my sons were young, I made these balls. I can't find my pattern, but want to make it for my grandchildren. I would be so grateful if you would share this pattern with me. Thank you so much. msmunter@sbcglobal.net

Deb said...

I would love the pattern, too!
debra_J_brown@hotmail.com

Thanks so much - these are just adorable!

Anonymous said...

please send pattern to andersonjjt@gmail.com this is just what I have been looking for.

elizabeth said...

I've made this clutch ball years ago when my kids were young. Now I'm going to be a grandma and cannot find my pattern. Please send me the pattern.

Thanks!

Betty

E-mail: emckern@gmail.com

elizabeth said...

Thanks for the pattern Susanne. The directions don't mention how big of a seam to take. I think it's probably 1/4 inch seam but would like you to verify if that's correct before I start this project.

Thanks,

Elizabeth emckern@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi

I would love this pattern! My little guy would love it. Thanks so much.

kt_grrl@hotmail.com

Lisa Brown said...

Please send me a copy of clutch ball pattern. It is so cute Thanks

lisabrown20@hotmail.com

Josie said...

Could I get this pattern? Thanks so much. My email is pjorrick@hotmail.com.

Anonymous said...

I desparately need this pattern!! please email to civillia@aol.com

Erin said...

I would be so thankful if you could send me this pattern!

My email is epurdy@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

jeronimama said...

May I please have the pattern - just love it
jeronimama@gmail.com

Dawn C said...

That ball looks wonderful!

Can I please get the pattern too?

Thanks dmcalgaro@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I too have been looking for this pattern. Made them for my kids long ago and want to do some for the new grandbabies. Please email to nancyrp@aol.com
Thanks,
Nancy

Margie said...

I'd love this pattern too. thanks. emily@rinzen.com

Anonymous said...

This pattern is just what I have been looking for. I would love a copy if you don't mind sharing it. My mum is wanting to make some for her great grandchildren. Thank you so much. janetlk@bigpond.com
Janet

allstontowers said...

Hi Bettina,

Hope you don't get this twice, first time I tried it didn't work. I would love a copy of that pattern please for my little grandson. Yours looks lovely by the way.
Regards,
Jan - in the UK
allston.towers@dsl.pipex.com

Anonymous said...

please could you send me instructions for your 3" clutch Ball, my e.mail is vrchristmascubd@aol.com
Thank you so much/VR

Anonymous said...

I would love the pattern for the original size or the 3". I would like to make both sizes.

Please send to
baby_girl_04@ktis.net

Thanks & your ball looks GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

I work in a library and a patron came to me looking for this pattern! I cannot find it anywhere, I would appreciate if you could email the pattern to me, as well as my wonderful sewing library patron!
Thank You!
boutin_steph@yahoo.com

Canaan, Vermont :-)

Karolyn said...

I'd love a copy of this pattern. Thank you!

hennasarai26 at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

I've made a ton of these but I've lost my pattern. Could you please send me the full size one? Thanks so much!
chocbach@yahoo.com

Jane said...

I've been looking for a good pattern for a clutch ball for my new grandson. Can you please send it to
ladyjane142@hotmail.com
Thanks a lot,
Jane

NStokes said...

Please send a copy of your ball pattern to me at n_h_stokes@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!

Debbie said...

I used to make these but my pattern is gone. I would so appreciate a copy of yours, if you'd be willing.

Thanks!

macinnisclan(@)yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Is it still possible to get a copy of the clutch ball pattern. I would love to make this for my 2 week old grandson and so may more young childern. Thank you patricia.h778@yahoo.com