Step 3: Covering the Cube

Now it is time to cover the naked cube with the grey leather.
Lay your cube on the backside of your grey leather and draw its shape 5 times with a pen and make it a bit longer on one side 4 times. Leave a gap of 5 - 10cm between the rectangles.

When you cut them out, be sure to leave a border of at least 2cm on every side.
The square will be the top part of the cube, so start with sewing the other 4 pieces to it and after 4 lines, you have a cross. Then sew the 4 other edges and you have the inverted cube.
This is how you sew:
Hold the pieces together so that leather touches leather and the pen lines are on the outer side and in line. Fix the parts with the stapler on the border and sew both pieces together, either with the sewing machine (which I unfortunately can't handle) or per hand. The picture shows how it should be sewed.
Tip: The twine you will need is always about 3 times as long as the line it sews.
When you are done, cut the border with the staples away.

At the end, you should have an inverted cube with 5 sides that you can turn inside-out now. Pull it over your sitting cube and fix it with the strong stapler on the bottom.
<p>having trouble finding a good cube to use, any cheap suggestions? i want one big enough to sit on </p>
<p>So, How large is this Cube? I need a special Cube for a Nerf Party I am making. I figured It can be like an Escort mission when one player has to carry the Cube from The enemy's Teams Base to the other base while the other players are defending him/her.</p>
<p>Love this Instructable! Definitely going to try to do one. Still, I'm just a bit miffed that you didn't spell Zen like the universe in Half-Life, Xen. Otherwise, an amazing Insturctable. Can't wait to get started!</p>
<p>It took me so much time to do this ! Gosh, didn't think it would be so long. But i'm pretty proud of it ! Not as perfect as the tutorial, but I find mine more cute :-D thanks for the tutorial.</p>
Hi, this is great ! I'm trying to find the components atm, but I struggle to find &quot;styrofoam&quot;, I don't know where to search. Any advices ? protip : I live in France.
Thanks! This does not have to be necessarily styrofoam, it can be anything between soft and hard, like seat padding or a few layers of flat insulation material used for windows or something like that.
Too bad the cake is a lie otherwise I would've had a portal-themed party with these :D
Just have one with pie, thats real.
The pie is a lie, the cake is a fake.
Have you finished the game dude :O I saw the cake its there man!
where would you find a sitting cube?<br>would an ikea have one?
If you don;t mind paying a little bit more for the project you can purchase uncovered foam ottomans from fabric stores.
What ever you do dont kill it D= <br> <br>Looks epic! I cant wait to try and make it myself. <br>Where did you get the leather?
such a cool idea, I love it!
Very good, how squishy is it?
As squishy as it can be for 5&euro; :D But squishy enough to be comforting ;)
This is fantastic! I'm definitely going to be making one of these! Must find a cube!!!
okay I'm inpressed
I have a strange need to incinerate it.
GLaDOS would be proud.
:D Oh my goodness, this is amazing!
Great Instructable! Now I'm thinking of of a future project utilizing the <a href="http://media.photobucket.com/image/hellraiser%20cube/iriealaskan/printable-cube.gif" rel="nofollow">Hellraiser Cube</a>!<br> <br> &quot;<em>We have such sights to show you!</em>&quot;
Nice! And while thinking about Portal 2, i just re-moisturized the drool-puddle at my desk...
Another excellent portal project! Thanks for adding the templates and everything! Perhaps adding a second picture to the intro or final steps with some sat on said cube?

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