Good, old-fashioned blocks are a great toy for Baby. They’re wonderful to grab with little fingers, and to practice passing from hand to hand. Here’s a simple pattern for soft blocks made out of fabric, ribbon and polyester fiberfill. Hang them, stack them, toss them — they’ll have many uses!
Pin & sew 4 pieces together, on left & right sides, alternating Fabric A, B, A, B (if you are using a fabric with a nap or grain, make sure it runs the same way on each piece)
Fold the ribbon piece in half, wrong sides together. Pin to the center of one of the edges of a Fabric C piece, facing down, edges together. Baste.
Pin this piece, right sides together, to the raw edges of your previously sewn-together side pieces. Match centers between corners. Sew, starting between a set of corners. Stop 1/2″ before corner, lift presser-foot, pivot work 90 degrees, lower presser foot, and continue. Do this for each corner.
Using same method as above, pin and sew the final Fabric Piece C to the last side of the cube, leaving a 2″ opening to turn work. Turn work to right side, and use a pencil or knitting needle to push out the corners.
Stuff block with polyester fiber fill, making sure to stuff corners well. Do not over-stuff (block will lose it’s shape). Sew opening closed by hand with a needle and thread.
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