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EASIER Softie Ball Pattern by quexthemyuu EASIER Softie Ball Pattern by quexthemyuu

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Oops... this has been on the blog for a while, but I forgot to post it here. Dhurr. :B

An even easier (and perhaps more geometrically correct) method of producing a perfectly round, plush ball.

This pattern (and all the other ones) can be found here: The Shishi Girl

Original softie ball pattern (12 pentagons) is here.
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:iconmacjoney:
MacJoney Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the pattern, just what I'm looking for!
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gothikbutterfly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial!  Thank you!
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PsychoKay Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Would there be a way to get this and turn it into a giant oval with a fat bottom? (Trying to make a huge penguin ._.) Thank you for your time. :3
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Jacqueline-Victoria Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
i wish that this had the exact measurements (so i could make a huge version)
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StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you really dont need exact measurements. just sketch a pattern that looks a lot like this one, and sew them together. ive never had a problem
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Jacqueline-Victoria Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student General Artist
mine came out looking like a watermelon D: I had to sew the ends off two times
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StarHeartCustoms Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that sucks.
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Athreana Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
thank you, it is a great help for me! I'm glad and thankful. :)
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Cogetta Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
which stitch is used? whenever I stitch you can see the thread when turned inside out....
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LasManiaticas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Lunatic: I used your pattern to make pokeballs! If you want to see them, you can go here: [link]
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shiny-tiara Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Thank you for this tutorial, love your color selection too!
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peeplup123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the awesome pattern/tutorial! So helpful! ^_^
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Franrie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've used this pattern on a Pokeball [link] Thanxz again :D
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:iconrawien:
rawien Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so sharing this! It's very helpful! =)
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:iconfranrie:
Franrie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the awesome pattern!
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mare-of-night Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Sorry to be asking a dumb question, but does the "do not sell" relate to the pattern itself, or things made using the pattern?
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Shia225 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What do I do if I want only 4 pieces?
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Uh, you should be able to mathematically redesign the whole pattern with the equation detailed here. Just change the denominator for the number of peels from 6 to 4. The lengeth of each piece will still be half of the circumference of the circle, but the width will change (increase).

Don't forget to add a seam allowance all the way around. :3
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alotofturtles Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
this is a little bit wrong. the outer line should be the sew line, by the calculated ball pieces size. you should've added extra lines for cutting OUTSIDE of that, not put sewing lines inside
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
The mathematics scale infinitely, so this shouldn't be an issue. Also, felt stretches; you can't count on solid Euclidian numbers when dealing with fabric. If you need a bigger (or smaller) ball, just increase the print size accordingly.
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alotofturtles Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
nope, if you increased the ball diameter, the curve would be a little bit different. you just outlined the ball from the website and added the "sew lines" inside of it randomly.

sure, with fabric it's not very important, as you can stretch it however you want and most likely fit it; but to have the "precise" basic print, this is misleading

and of course that if you need a bigger or smaller ball you should increase the print size accordingly, why must you be stating the obvious.
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Okay, now wait a second. Increasing the ball diameter would not change the curve. What makes you think that would be the case? The curve of a sphere is a simple function of pi. This is why all circles (and by extension, all true spheres) are congruent to one another.

Here is the abbreviated mathematics of this equation.

By the same equation, the division (by real numbers, and in this case 6) of the surface area of an infinitely scalable three-dimensional shape will produce a two-dimensional shape that is also infinitely scalable. The sewing lines are a decrease in scale from the exact outline. They are there for beginners and younger crafters who want to sew but have no experience with adding a seam allowance.

Now, with all of that established, why don't you try the pattern out before you decide that there's something wrong with it? Go ahead and make a ball, then take a photo and post it. Show me where you think it goes wrong.

I notice you have yet to upload anything to DA, but you seem awfully fond of criticizing other people's work. This is not the way to achieve anything good. :iconbawww-plz:
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whitephant0m Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the pattern! i used it to make a pokeball.. [link]
^_^x
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your template - I used it to make a giant ova :giggle:
[link]
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Charmalade Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Thank you so much for posting this. It was very helpful.
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Thank you, rather. Also, your icon is adorable. :3
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Charmalade Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
=) Thank you so much!
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firaphoenix Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this first at your blog. And so, I finally made this for my daughter (9 months old). It was my first attempt... and I don't know what went wrong... but the ball just not round with 6 pieces. I have to add 1 more piece to make it round enough. (silly me ~_~)
Next time I' ll try it again, hopefully it will turn to be a round good ball.
Thanks for sharing your pattern ^^
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Hey, thanks for giving it a try! Sewing curves to be geometrically identical can be tough on the first attempt. Did you add an extra seam allowance to the pattern? That, or sewing too far out on the end points, tends to make it go wrong for me, too. ^^;

Please say hello to your little daughter for me! *waves* I bet she's a cutie! ^_^
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Dweezal Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I am so using this pattern..............as soon as I get some fabric and stuffing. :XD:
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Please do, and I hope it is a pleasurable experience. XD
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice pattern, and the directions were extremely easy to follow.
Thanks for posting this, my friend and I will be using it to make our Gilbird/Peep-Peep (a baby chicken plush for cosplay).
^^
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Thanks! HEY, AWESOME! Please let me see when you're ready!
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Taa-daa~!
[link]

Isn't he just the cutest darn thing?!
Thanks for the pattern, it really helped us out.
^^
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
LOL, nice! Hope your playday goes well!
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icongrin--plz:
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The-Paper-Lady-42 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Very neat! :) I've been looking for a pattern to make a round sort of plushie... (A fluffy pink thingamabob, in fact. :D) Thanks for posting this!
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Thank you! Hope it works for what you've got in mind!
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The-Paper-Lady-42 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
It worked beautifully, in fact! :D [link] And it was much easier than I expected. :)
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Looks awesome! Now I want to try plush material, too. XD
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dakumizu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Awesome! i'm going to make pokeballs out of the pattern DX so helpful!
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
YAY! Post pokeball pictures please!

score, 4 P's in a row!
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dakumizu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
[link]

Posted the pictures!! =D it turned out great
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quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
AWEESOMMEEE. Thank you so much!
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ABitMadInTheHead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant! Thanks :D
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:iconquexthemyuu:
quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
No probs. XD
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meow726 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Me and :icondragonsrock101: used this pattern to make animal plushies! [link] It was very helpful and there were no flaws!
Thank you!
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JacquiJax Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
bEAUTIFUL! :D
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KernowFarmGirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Holy flying peanuts! I've been looking for something like this for ages! :+fav:
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:iconquexthemyuu:
quexthemyuu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
And now you found it. Yey~! XD
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