Christmas Present Sewing Cube Tutorial
Project by Lesley Connelley
Keep all your pins, needles, scissors and thread for your current craft project organised in one place with a sewing cube, this cube also has a Christmas theme and would make a perfect gift.
Classic Poinsettia Christmas fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company.
Batting (35x25cm piece).
1. Take the paper and draw and cut out a 11x11cm square. This will form the template for the cube sides.
2. Choose a fat quarter to form the main cube and cut out 6 squares.
3. Pick a second fat quarter to form the pocket and cut out 1 square.
4. Take a third fat quarter for the side flap and cut out 1 square.
5. Take a final fat quarter and cut 4 6x40cm strips to form the bow strips.
6. Use the template to cut 6 squares from the batting.
7. Take the side flap piece and fold in half (wrong sides together), press, unfold and place the felt piece in the middle of the bottom half of the side flap, sew to secure. Fold the side flap in half (right sides together). Sew down each side to secure. Fold out the right way.
8. Place down a piece of batting and put a main cube square on top, then place the side flap piece on top 0.5cm from the side edge with the raw bottom edge of the flap against the raw bottom edge of the main cube piece and pin to secure.
9. Take a piece of batting and place a main cube square on top, fold the pocket square in half (wrong sides together), place on top with the raw edges of the pocket piece against the raw edge of the bottom of the square and pin to secure.
10. Place the main cube piece with side flap on top of the main cube square with pocket (right sides together) pin down the right hand side and sew to secure starting 0.5cm from the top edge and finishing 0.5cm from the bottom edge.
11. Repeat with the remaining 2 main cube side pieces. When all 4 are joined together, join the 1st and last side together by placing right sides together and sewing down the side edge secure starting 0.5cm from the top edge and finishing 0.5cm from the bottom edge.
12. Take 2 of the bow strips, place right sides together and sew around leaving one short edge unsewn. Turn out the right way and repeat with the remaining 2 strips.
13. Place a piece of batting and put a main cube piece on top to form the base, take one of the bow strips and place the bow strip in the middle of one of the side edges of the base with the raw edge of the bow strip against the side raw edge of the base. Pin to secure and repeat with the other bow strip on the opposite side.
14. Place the base into the joined sides (right sides together) and sew to secure.
15. Take the final batting and fabric square to form the top and place in the joined sides and base (right sides together) and sew to secure, leaving a 8cm gap form turning. Turn out the right way, add stuffing and slip stitch the gap to secure.
16. Tie the bow detail at the top.
Made by Lesley Connelly for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.