Storage Cubes for the Nursery

Max is on Spring Break this week and we are trying to pack in as much fun as possible!  We started by heading up to Hermosa Beach to see Max's newest cousin, baby Cooper.  Cooper is nine months old and he is quite possibly one of the cutest babies I've ever seen.  This little guy also has an amazing personality!

Look at this face....wouldn't you want to make him something special?  I have made him a few items with this brown and blue fabric as these are the colors in his nursery.  I had enough left over for some storage cubes for his nursery.

I started by cutting out a piece of fabric the size I wanted the cube to be.  I used this as a template.  It turns out it was about 10 inches by 10 inches.  You can make these however large or small you like.

You'll need:
  • 5 squares of fabric for the outside of the cube--I used brown & Blue decorator's fabric
  • 5 squares of fabric for the inside of the cube--I used brown felt
  • Interfacing to reinforce the outer fabric-optional
  • Ribbon for handles--about 7-8 inches
  • Supplies--scissors, rotary cutter, mat, ruler, sewing machine, thread, pins

Start by sewing the 4 sides together in a row.  Next attach the bottom to each side of the cube.  Then finish the cube by closing the side (brown dot to giraffe) of the cube.  Attach interfacing if using. (I only did 2 sides.)  Attach the handles.
Repeat the process for the interior fabric.  I used brown felt for the lining for its stiffness.

Sew the interior and exterior fabrics together, right sides together.  Attach on three and a half sides, leaving an opening to turn.  Turn the cube right side out, press and top stitch.

And here they are....two fabric storage cubes for baby Cooper's nursery.  These are great for storing diapers, supplies, toys or books.

If I do these again, I think I might use interfacing on all four sides or add some cardboard or cardstock to give the cube some additional stiffness.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel free to ask if you have questions.  Have a great weekend!

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Apr. 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM

that us really cool and they are soft incase the babay walks and takes  a tumble

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Apr. 10, 2011 at 1:35 PM

....and they're washable!

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Apr. 10, 2011 at 2:03 PM

very cool.... I think I'm going to make these for the new ones nursery

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Apr. 11, 2011 at 1:19 AM

I WANT!  LOL...we are giraffe obsessed here. I have a 9 month old girl :)

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Apr. 11, 2011 at 4:46 PM

love only thing that I would change would be to put peltex on the inside.  It was make the sides a little more stiff :-)

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Apr. 11, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Those are fantastic, Marti!

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Apr. 11, 2011 at 10:41 PM

They are adorable! I need to invest in a sewing machine.

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