This tutorial will show you how to make a fleece cube with hidden seams. Thanks to my friend Alina, who explained to me how to make them this way! For this tutorial, I'm using 6" squares, but you can make whatever size you'd like. (Try to ignore my poor, abused table, it's just used as a cutting mat a lot.)
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-Sewing Machine(here's the one I use)
-Rotary Cutter or Scissors
*Fabric pen or chalk to mark cut lines
*Something circular to trace for entrance hole
*Pins or clips
*C-Links to hang items
-6 squares of solid fleece
-6 squares of print fleece
-Four 1" x 4" fleece strips for hanging tabs
If you don't know which side of fleece is the 'right' side, hold the fabric so it stretches across, then pull slightly. The edges of the fabric will curl towards the 'wrong' side.
First, we'll make our entrance hole. Grab one square of the solid and one of the print. Place them on top of each other, right sides facing together. Using something circular, trace around where your entrance hole will be. I use a small treat container for small cubes, and the inside of a roll of tape for larger cubes.
After tracing, go ahead and cut out the hole and sew around it.
Optional: You can sew around it first and then cut the hole, if you'd prefer(just be careful not to cut though the stitching).
Flip the piece inside out by pulling one layer of the fleece through the circle. Straighten it out and line it up, and then you can top stitch around the entrance to make it more neat and hold everything together nicely.
Making sure the right sides are facing each other, start sewing the sides of the print or solid together. I started with the print. Just do the sides and back, not the top and bottom yet. I keep the stretch across so the cube doesn't sag much.
Optional: Trim around the solid squares to make them a bit smaller, so the inside doesn't bunch up so much.
Once you have the sides sewn on the print side, it should look like this.
Repeat on solid side. Once finished, it should look like this.
Sew top and bottom of solid side on. It should look like this now.
An easy way to do the edges is to keep the needle in the fabric, lift the presser foot, turn the fabric, then put the foot back down and continue.
Sew the top onto the print side. Make sure to check which side should be the top so you don't have the pattern upside down(unless it doesn't matter). Make sure to sew the tabs into the edges to hang with.
To make the tabs: Fold your strips in half to make them loops, then line up the open ends with the edge of where you're sewing.
Sew the bottom onto the print side. Leave a gap here to flip the cube, about 1.5 inches long. I leave my gap on the back side of the bottom. You can leave yours somewhere else if you'd like though.
Flip the cube, and sew the turning hole closed with a tight stitch. Put the solid layer inside the print layer, and then you're done!
I hope this tutorial helped! Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it, or if you have any additional questions! If you'd like to purchase one of these instead, you can get them here.
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