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June 30, 2014

Sewing Tutorial: Decision Cube Pillow

Sewing Tutorial: Use your Silhouette Cameo to create a funny cube shaped pillow reminiscent of the magic 8 ball
Moms, you are going to love this sewing project! It's a basic cube shaped pillow, but each side has an answer on it, reminiscent of a vintage Magic 8 Ball.

When your little one asks if they can play video games for one more hour just roll the die and... "probably not!" And when your teen asks if they can borrow the car tonight... "I don't think so." You aren't the bad guy today.

I'm a pretty strict mom, so you only have a one in six chance of getting an affirmative answer when you roll my decision die. That's likely better odds than if you ask me outright ;) The six sides of my pillow say: yes, no, never, maybe later, I don't think so and probably not. Feel free to come up with your own choices.

Materials



Cut six 9-inch squares from the white fabric.

Use your Silhouette Cameo to cut the six answers from the heat transfer material. I used different fonts for each side just to make it more interesting.

Make sure your words are less than 8 inches wide.
Follow the heat transfer material package directions to iron the words onto each square of the fabric.
Pin two of the squares, right sides together, and stitch along one side. Use a 1/2-inch seam allowance now and throughout this project.
Carefully press the seam open.
Pin a third square to the first square, right sides together, and stitch along one side.
Carefully press the seam open. See how the squares make an "L"?
Next you are going to pin the top square of the "L" (Maybe later) to the bottom square of the "L" (I don't think so square).
Do this by folding the "L" in half, right sides together, as shown. Pin and stitch.
Press the seam open.

You have created half of the cube.

Use the remaining three squares to create the other cube half in a similar manner.
Pin the two halves of the cube, right sides together, and stitch them together with a 1/2-inch allowance.

Leave an opening of about 3 inches on the last edge you stitch.

Turn the cube right side out and fill the it with polyfill. Finally hand stitch the opening.
Next time your kids ask a question, let them roll the die and take their chances... if they dare!

Sewing Tutorial: Use your Silhouette Cameo to create a funny cube shaped pillow reminiscent of the magic 8 ball


5 comments:

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    1. Thanks. Believe it or not, my husband came up with the concept.

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    2. Your husband has a brilliant idea! This is so cute!

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  2. Kids? How about for the hubby? Ha!

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