Thursday, August 4, 2011

{Sewing Technique} Sewing a Cube Corner (3pc of fabric)

When I made my ottoman slipcover I followed the basics of a tutorial I found over at Tatertots and Jello.  Essentially, you sew a box from fabric and slip it down over your ottoman.  It had been a while since I had sewn a fabric box so it took me some trial and error before the technique came back to me.

Besides an ottoman slipcover, you could sew fabric baby blocks, a squared floor pillow, a  fabric storage bin, or a boxy pin cushion- just to name a few.

So, if you want to try this, here are a few tips for those corners:
  • When sewing the sides to the top: Leave a space; start and stop 1/2" (or whatever your seam allowance is) from edges.  (Or unpick them later.)
  • When sewing side pieces together: Lay fabric nice and flat by aligning sewn edges across "top" and folding the inner fabric (which is your top piece) at a 45 degree angle. Now sew down sides, keeping same seam allowance.

And even after all that...

You might still need to seam rip your stitches, sew any gaps, and sew again. I became good friends with my seam ripper today!

These are just tips.  Like I said, it had been a while since I had done this technique and I was rusty.  This is now my reference!  Just be patient with yourself. Mark this post for future reference and when you do get around to sewing a 3D or cube corner, you will have these tips handy!  Hope it helps.

1 comment:

  1. This is so helpful and the timing is perfect! I have a project for some pet cushions I wanted to do and this is exactly what I needed to do.


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