Size of Group:
small scraps of deerskin or synthetic suede leather, strong
waxed (sinew) thread, leather needles and plastic pellets.
This is a highly sociable, simple yet therapeutic craft project
with a short (one hour) duration yielding a lovely and valuable
end product. The game of footbag is a unique, cooperative, social
sport which brings out the best in a group of friends or strangers.
Leather pieces are traced and cut out (four panels) from recycled
leather or fabric scraps, then sewn together using an internal,
running stitch. On the final seam, the ball is turned right
side out, filled with pellets and closed from the outside using
a blind stitch, similar to closing a pillow or stuffed doll.
Specific step by step details including a template for cutting
the panels is available on the Footbag
Peace website at: http://www.valinet.com/~dbotkin/sew.html