Thursday, April 03, 2008

Soft cube

I saw this softie cube at Ipso Crafto, a cool craft store in the Eastern Market area of Washington, D.C.

I thought the cube was a great way to use up old scraps of fabric and ribbon. The little ribbon tabs are perfect for little hands to grab onto! Plus, the felt cutouts with embroidery help kids learn words and images.

I'm guessing that this is how it's made.

  1. Cut six squares of equal size.
  2. Cut loops from scrap pieces of ribbon and pin to the squares.
  3. Sew the squares together to form a cube, leaving a small opening in one of the seams.
  4. Stuff the block with cotton or polyester filling, and then whipstitch the opening closed.

You also could probably use some of that non-scratchy velcro to allow the cubes to be stacked together.

If you live in the Washington D.C. area or are visiting, be sure to visit Ipso Crafto. They're just a short walk down 8th Street from the Eastern Market metro station and have a cool assortment of craft books and supplies.

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