Last week I again had the opportunity to share a tutorial on The Ribbon Retreat Blog. This past July we just had another little man join our family (It is so fun to have a little babe in our house again), I thought that these fun fabric cubes would be the perfect project to make for him and our little Captain Awesome.
The cubes are soft and light weight; perfect for any age. After I finished the last one, my husband was super excited to play with them...I mean use them for target practice with Captain Awesome. Of course, now Captain Awesome also thinks that is exactly what they are for.
>>Coordinating fabric: Here are some of the fabric that I used:
>>Square Ruler (optional)
>>pillow stuffing - I just cut up an old pillow and used that (way cheaper and you might just have one lying around)
//1// You first need to cut 6 squares from your fabric and 6 squares from the stabilizer. You can do any size you want; no matter what size you do the fabric, always cut the stabilizer 1 inch smaller. For example:
6 inch squares 5 inch squares
5 inch 4 inch
4 inch 3 inch
//2// Fuse your stabilizer to the WRONG side of each square (as you can see below, I was silly and cut the stabilizer in the wrong dimensions - ignore my mistake and cut it as I say)
//3// After all the stablizer is fused to the fabric line up your squares into a t and start sewing them together. Use a 1/4 seam allowance and make sure to sew a 1/4 from the corners
Pictured below is the corners with the 1/4 seam allowance. This is important so that the squares can all be sewn together properly. It might feel awkward to sew all the squares together, but do your best.
//4// After you sew the "T", start sewing all the squares together to start forming the cube. Leave one or two sides open for the pillow stuffing. Again, it can be really awkward with the stiff stabilizer to get all the sides sewn together, but you can do it!
//5// stuff the cube to as full as you like and sew up the unfinished seam and wala!