Since knitting my first Kaleidocycle, it crossed my mind that this could also be done using jelly roll strips and a sewing machine.
You will need some fiberfill and a stuffing tool. I used the flat end of a straight knitting needle. You will also need some heavy duty hand sewing thread such as upholstery thread.
First, pick 2 jelly roll strips in contrasting colors and cut them 13 inches long each.
Place right sides together and sew a 1/4 inch seam down one side. Iron this seam open. Repeat for other side. Then turn right side out.
Now you are going to make marks along this tube. Your first mark will be 1/2 inch. The next marks will be at 2 inch intervals. You will have another 1/2 inch remaining at the end.
With your 1/4 inch seams on the sides, sew your first seam at the first 1/2 inch mark.
Stuff this first section lightly. Then match your 1/4 inch seams so that they are in the middle of your tube. Place pins on either side of your marking and sew.
Stuff the next section lightly. Having the 1/4 inch seams on the side, pin and sew along your next marking.
Continue in this manner, alternating the 1/4 inch seams on the sides or in the middle until you have one last section to stuff.
Stuff the last section, but do not sew across the opening. Fold in the end 1/2 inch (on the marking). Insert the other end into this folded area and pin in place.
Hand sew the ends together using a heavy duty sewing thread. I used upholstery thread.
This will make a small Kaleidocycle, just right for a child’s hands