Fabric Baby Blocks

I originally made these as a gift for one of the minion’s friends who turned one year old recently.  Then I decided my own child should probably have a set.  So here is the tutorial for the fabric baby blocks.

You will need:

100% cotton fabric

Thread

Sewing machine or patience to hand sew

Scrap fabric for stuffing

Instructions:

First I cut six 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches squares from matching cotton fabric.  Depending on how many different fabrics you have you can repeat some patterns.

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Next I stitched the squares together using a small seam allowance.  I used the edge of my presser foot to line up with the edge of the fabric.  You don’t want to sew all the way to each end of the fabric though.  Leave about 1/4 in at the beginning and end of each seam.  This is to allow for room for the corners to come together.  You want to sew them into the traditional ‘box’ configuration as seen in the photo below.

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Next you can start forming the 3 dimensional cube.  Begin to fold the box up and sew the seams on each one, keeping the 1/4 in space at the beginning and end.  On your last seam, sew the corners but don’t finish the seam in the middle because you need to turn it inside out.

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Turn your cube inside out and stuff with your desired stuffing.  I used scraps of felted wool.  Next you will fold the seam allowance into the cube and whip stitch it closed.

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The first one takes a bit of figuring, but after you have made one, they are super quick to make.  The hero now wants me to make the minion some dice!

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