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A perfect present for a new baby. Easy to make and personalise.

I'm coming at this from a beginners perspective, I even got my partner to make one.

This is my first instructable, and I'm pretty new to making anything, so comments and suggestions are more then welcome.
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Step 1: You will need...

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Assortment of fabric - I had six colours, but it's up to you how many & what kind, just remember if its for babies it's got to be pretty robust.
Sewing machine/ needle and thread- I did mine by hand.
Tailors chalk/ Pen/ Pencil
Toy Stuffing
Knitting needle

Step 2: Cut your fabric

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Create a template in paper for your cube, I wanted 10cm x 10cm blocks and a chunky seem allowance of 1 1/2 cm either side, so my template was 13 x13cm square. You can have smaller or larger blocks, though small ones may be a choking risk.

Pin your template to your fabric so that it won't move and cut carefully around the edges.

You will need 6 squares per block, I made 6 blocks so had to cut 36 squares of fabric. As I had 6 different fabrics this was 6 pieces from each. I cut a couple extra from each to give me so flexibility in the patterns of the blocks.

You should end up with lots of squares.

Step 3: Making the block

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You now need to decide which squares you are going to use in which order. I find it easiest to lay them out in the cross pattern shown. You can then decide how you want your finished block to look, for example you may want the opposite faces to match.

As you can see I embroidered five squares to spell out a name, you may wish to add shaped patches, letters, or similar. One of these embroidered squares will form part of each block. 

I advise you to lay out each block that you want to make, that way you can see the pattern and cut any additional squares out at this stage.

Give each square an iron to remove any creases.
CrLz4 years ago
Good Instructable, very cute!
scoochmaroo4 years ago
Great project! This is how my dad and brother make their juggling beanbags. If you could get some brighter pictures of the main images, I would love to feature it to the homepage!