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Sewing Tutorial: Christmas/Birthday Present Themed Fabric Sewing Cube

Perfect for keeping your pins, scissors and thread organised this sewing cube also has a little Christmas twist with a present theme.

You could also make this a birthday themed sewing cube by using different fabrics to the Christmas themed fabrics I have used here.

Fabrics gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

Sewing Tutorial: Christmas/Birthday Present Themed Fabric Sewing Cube

Materials

  • Classic Poinsettia Christmas fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company.  
  • Batting (35x25cm piece).
  • Thread.
  • Needle.
  • Scissors.
  • Ruler.
  • Toy Stuffing.
  • Paper.
  • Felt (8x3cm).

Finished Size

  • 10x10x10cm cube.

Sewing Tutorial: Christmas/Birthday Present Themed Fabric Sewing Cube

  1. Take the paper then draw and cut out a 11x11cm square, this forms the template for the cube sides.  

  1. Using the paper template:
    • Choose a fat quarter to form the main cube and cut out 6 squares.
    • Using a second fat quarter for the pocket and cut out 1 square.
    • Using a third fat quarter for the side flap and cut out 1 square.  
    • Using a fourth fat quarter and cut 4 6x40cm strips to form the bow strips.
    • Cut 6 squares from the batting.

  1. Take the side flap piece and fold in half (placing wrong sides together), press, unfold and put the felt piece in the middle of the bottom half of the side flap and sew around 0.5cm from the edge to secure.  Fold the side flap in half (placing right sides together).  Sew down each side to secure.  Fold out the right way.

  1. Take a piece of batting and put a main cube square on top, then place the side flap piece on top 0.5cm from the side edge with the raw bottom edge of the flap against the raw bottom edge of the main cube piece and pin to secure. 

  1. Take a piece of batting and put a main cube square on top, fold the pocket square in half (placing wrong sides together), place on top with the raw edges of the pocket piece against the raw edge of the bottom of the square and pin to secure.  

  1. To join the sides: Place the main cube piece with side flap on top of the main cube square with pocket (right sides together) pin down the right hand side and sew to secure starting 0.5cm from the top edge and finishing 0.5cm from the bottom edge.  Repeat with the remaining 2 main cube side pieces.  When all 4 are joined together, join the 1st and last side together by placing right sides together and sewing down the side edge secure starting 0.5cm from the top edge and finishing 0.5cm from the bottom edge.

  1. Take 2 of the bow strips, place right sides together and sew around leaving one short edge unsewn.  Turn out the right way and repeat with the remaining 2 strips.  

  1. Place a piece of batting and put a main cube piece on top to form the base, take one of the bow strips and place the bow strip in the middle of one of the side edges of the base with the raw edge of the bow strip against the side raw edge of the base.  Pin to secure and repeat with the other bow strip on the opposite side. Place the base into the joined sides (right sides together) and sew to secure.    

  1. Take the final batting and fabric square to form the top and place in the joined sides and base (right sides together) and sew to secure, leaving a 8cm gap form turning.  Turn out the right way, add stuffing and slip stitch the gap to secure.  

  1. Tie the bow detail at the top.  

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