Desperate for a Pokemon craft, I realized that assembly a fleece Pokeball would probably be pretty simple. There are other ways to craft Pokeballs--from styrafoam to tiny ping pong balls--but I always use fleece by default. It's such an easy material to work with.
So, for my first attempt (and I know there will be several more) I stuck with the average Pokeball. That is, the red and white one.
First, I cut out a pattern of a rounded triangle, 3 inches long and 3 inches high. (I realize now that I could have mirrored the pattern for an elongated oval and cut my sewing in half; next time.)
I cut this pattern out four times on the red fleece and four times on the white fleece.
Next, I sewed the white pieces together, right side to right side, to form a dome.
Then I repeated the same thing for the red triangles.
Putting them together, right side to right side, I stitched up their seams, leaving an inch opening.
Turn it inside out.
Stuff with Polyfill.
Hand stitch the opening. Don't worry if it's not pretty; it'll be covered by the black band around the middle.
Next, I cut out a strip of black fleece that was a bit longer than the circumference of the Pokeball.
With a hot glue gun, I glued down one side of the black strip to the center of the Pokeball.
I glued the strip down all the way around, trimming the end for a nice finish. Again, don't worry if it's not the prettiest because it will be covered up with the round button.
Cut out a round piece of black fleece and glue it on top of the strip.
Next, cut out a smaller white circle and glue it atop the black circle.
Not the nicest job (I got a bit crazy with the glue) but it works! Of course, since it's cute and plushy, my doggie thinks it's for him.