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A quirky little fabric pot to keep all your crafty bits and bobs in.
Before you start your project, gather all your supplies and have a quick read through the instructions just to familiarise yourself with the terminology. Press your fabric with a suitable iron temperature to ensure it is smooth and easy to work with. You would be amazed with the difference in size a few creases can make. All seams are ¼” (0.5cms)
1. Cut you fabric for the outer cube into 16 2½” x 2½” (6.5cms x 6.5cms) squares, 4 of each design.
2. Using one from each design, sew four of the fabric squares together into a row. Press the seams open. Repeat three times more.
Lay out as the picture shows
3. Sew the four central squares together by sewing the two on the right together at the bottom of one and top of the other, stopping ¼” (0.5cms) from the edge of the fabric. Now sew the two on the left together, again bottom of one and top of the other, remembering to stop ¼” (0.5cms) from the edge of the fabric. Now lay these on top of each other and sew the central seam, match up the seams already sewn. Start and stop ¼” (0.5cms) from the edge of the fabric. This forms the base of the cube. Press all the seams open.
4. Sew the edge of each strip to the next one, starting at the base, remembering to stop ¼” (0.5cms) from the edge of the fabric. There will be one square left unsewn at the top of each strip. As you complete each seam the cube seems to twist but this is normal, press the seams open as you go. Your work is now starting to look like a cube.
5. Lay out the lining strips as the picture below.
6. Join the strips together as you did with the outer fabric. When sewing the long seams, make little snips at the points where the sides fold up from the base being careful not to cut the stitches. On the final seam, leave a gap of about 2” (5cms) in the middle for turning through later. Press the seams open as you go. You now have 2 cubes.
7. Turn the lining inside out and with right sides together drop into the outer cube. Match up the four points, pin. Sewing each one individually, sew the lining to the outer at these points.
8. Trim the tip of these points to reduce the bulk and turn through the open seam. Using rounded scissors or a knitting needle push the points out carefully. Sew the open seam closed either by machine or hand. Flip the top edge over evenly all the way round to the right side, press. Pick four buttons and sew through all thicknesses at the four points.
9. Congratulations, your quirky notions cube is complete.