My close friend had her first baby in January.
When I found out, I set to to hand craft a unique toy for her little one.
This is what I created.
Initially I cut out the squares.
6 squares for each cube approximately 12cms each.
Then I cut out numbers and letters in contrasting fabrics.
I typed up the letters on Microsoft Word and printed them off, for a template.
I cut out numbers and letters in contrasting fabrics. I typed up the letters on Microsoft Word and printed them off, for a template.
I used DMC threads to blanket stitch the letters and numbers onto the squares.
I pinned the 4 sides together. To sew together, I allowed about 1cm seam allowance. I used stronger fabrics like denims and thick cottons, to ensure the blocks won't fray. I used a few pieces of ribbons to stitch into the seams to allow the baby something smaller to grab onto.
Firstly sew the 4 sides together with the right sides of the fabric together. Once this is done, you can attach the bottom by sewing the bottom to the bases of the 4 sides I then sewed the top square onto 2 sides of the cube.
Once this was done, I used polyester filling to stuff the cubes. I placed a small bell inside one of the cubes too.
Finally I hand stitched the final two sides of the top square onto the cubes.