Knitted Yoga Ball {DIY}

Okay so we fell in love with these knitted yoga balls while surfing the net. The only problem is they come with a hefty price tag LARGE: $440 (AU) MEDIUM: $395 (AU)!

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http://www.betterlivingthroughdesign.com/furnishings/knitted-yoga-ball/

But we had to have one and by golly thats just what we are going to do! We thought they would make such cute foot stools, even a chair to a desk or for a kids play room?! So we decided to do it ourselves. Here’s what we did:

  • We got a yoga ball (about $5-$20) this one we found at a thrift store for $5
  • An knitted granny blanket (anywhere from $Free-$10 at thrift stores/in your mom’s closet)
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Seriously thats it!

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We exchanged a couple looks like how the heck are we going to do this…..giggled a few times and then went to it!  We are getting really good at winging things! We grabbed the knitted blanket and spread it out on the floor and wrapped it around the ball so that the blanket is covering the ball in all directions.  We pinched both sides and my sister started on one side and I started on the other; and started sewing.  

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We made sure that when we made the “seam” that our first stitch would be our rough draft and we would be cutting off the access fabric/blanket so make sure that you are not sewing over the seam but under it because when you trim the fabric you want it to still be in tact {hope that makes sense}! We pulled the blanket as tight as possible around the ball and sewed all around the ball which ended up making two seams.

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Next we cut the access blanket off with a scissors. 

 

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Then,  we went back and sewed it once again to make sure that the blanket stayed together and made it durable on the ball. With this stitch we were able to go on top of the seam which made the seams stronger and also cleaned and tucked up the loose and rough edges from cutting the blanket {also hopes that makes sense…haha}  The two of us completed it in less than an hour (while taking care of a 7 month old and 3 year old). It turned out even cooler than we imagined.   So much fun, so different, and so VINTAGE!  LOVe LoVe & LoVE!!

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