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Fabric Play Cubes - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Fabric Play Cubes - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
This past July we 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 for him and our toddler. After I finished the last one my husband was super excited to play with them…I mean use them for target practice with our toddler. Of course, now Luke also thinks that is exactly what they are for. At least they are soft. : )

Fabric Play Cubes - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Supplies:

>>Coordinating fabric: Here is 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:
Fabric                Stabilizer
6 inch squares    5 inch squares
5 inch                4 inch
4 inch                3 inch
etc…                 etc…

//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 stabilizer 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! 

Fabric Play Cubes - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Thank you Havalah! These cubes are so great, and I love your choice of fabrics. Kiddos are sure to play with these cubes for a long long time…even if they do end up being targets. 🙂 Thank you again Havalah for sharing your incredible talent with us today!

Do you love those fabrics? The Ribbon Retreat has a WONDERFUL selection of cotton fabrics that are perfect for creating toys for both girls and boys. We have fabulous flannel, laminated cotton, cuddle/minky, and much much more!

If you loved these fabric cubes, check out these other fun fun toy projects your kiddos are sure to adore!
Play Tents
Water Fight Shields
Pirate Costume and Play Kit
Kid Designed Monster
Kid Chess Set
Dinosaur Softie
Minky Tag Ball
Stuffed Owl

What is your latest creation that your kiddos just love? It could be a recipe, toy, home decor item, quilt, etc. We can’t wait to hear…

Happy Creating & Happy Toys!
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6 Comments

  1. Posted September 24, 2013 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Super cute! What a great idea!~!

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      Posted September 24, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

      Hi Crystelle. Thank you so much for your comment! These cubes are so fun and such a great idea! Thank you again Crystelle and have a wonderful day!
      Michelle 🙂

  2. Janica
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    I LOVE the fabric choices for these cute blocks! I think it’s fun to stuff a crinkly grocery sack or a bell inside, too! Awesome tutorial:) TFS!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

      Hi Janica! Thank you for your comment! These cubes are so cute and fun, and I love your suggestion of a grocery sack or a bell inside. Genius! Thank you again Janica and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  3. Posted September 27, 2014 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Soooo cute! I’m going to sew this for my son whose just turned 3 months old, maybe even make some giant ones for my daughter to play with, I think she’d like them. Thank you!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 29, 2014 at 5:08 am | Permalink

      Hi Erinn! Thank you so much! I am glad you love these fun little cubes. They are such a great toy for little ones and so much fun for us mamas to sew! Have a great day, Happy Sewing and thanks for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

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