Interestingly, the first balls for playing footballWere made from the bladder of an animal. The only inconvenience for the players of those times was that the strong blows to the ball quickly led the main element of the game into worthlessness.
How to make a soccer ball from more accessible materials, we will consider further.
You will need
- Needle, sewing machine, synthetic material, latex or butyl
Tire. The soccer ball consists of three main elements - tires, linings, cameras. From the choice of the material of the tire depends the strength of the ball and, accordingly, the duration of the entire match. To often not stop the game to replace the ball, make it of synthetic material, rather than of genuine leather. The skin is sensitive and absorbs moisture, which negatively affects the sphericity of the ball. Use synthetic materials such as polyvinylloryl or polyurethane.
Lining. The lining cloth is located between the chamber and the tire. It gives the elasticity of the ball. The cheapest material for lining is fabric and foam. These materials absorb moisture, and therefore increase the weight of the ball. It is best to take processed cotton fibers that repel water. They should be placed when stitching on each other in different directions. On this depends the flexibility of the ball and the ability to recover form after a stroke.
Camera. The camera shapes the ball, and its rebound largely depends on its material. You can choose butyl or latex. Latex gives sensitivity to the ball and over time passes air, so it is prone to rapid deflation. Cameras from butyl will last longer, but they are more cumbersome and rigid.
Connection of three elements. Once you have sorted out the materials and found yourself suitable, you should find a sewing machine. First cut a few pieces of the material of the outer tire, sew to it pieces of the liner, which should be placed on each other in a chaotic order. Sew all materials from the wrong side. As soon as the process approaches the last seam connecting the sides of the ball, turn it from the wrong side to the front. Insert the camera and sew the last stitch with a special thick needle, hiding it inwards.