I have just completed my first project with my shiny new sewing machine. I have made an activity cube for my baby daughter.
8 x assorted fabrics (14 x 14 cm)
Bondaweb (for applique “surprise” behind door)
Wadding (batting) for the door
Filling (batting) to stuff the cube
Beads in a container buried in the middle of the cube to make it rattle
Approx 3 hours.
This was a really good project for the first attempt at using a sewing machine. Hand stitching would have taken hours. I only had to hand stitch (over sew) one side of the cube and also the applique “surprise” heart.
Things I have learnt
When sewing items “inside out”, bear in mind placement of any external attachments. I had to unpick my velcro loop twice as I had sewn it as if I had been sewing with the cube the right side out!
Here’s the finished cube, and my daughter, Megan, enjoying her new toy!