Cube’d.. Stack ‘em up

Last week I bought you the round ottoman pouffe – this week, as promised will be the box cube version! I was so pleased to see one of my readers show off their creation on Instagram!

I’ve only made a few of the cubed ottomans as they do take a HELLUVA lot of scraps to fill, but luckily my Dad decided the offload all of his old socks to me over the weekend so I now yet again – have a full scrap bin to use!

The Ottoman I made for my son to use as a little table in his room

What you’ll need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Tape Measure
  • Sewing Machine & Thread
  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • Filling – this can be scraps, old clothes or whatever you fancy
  • Scrap Paper & Pen or Pencil (to create your pattern)

Tape together 4 pages of A4 scrap paper – and create a square 14 inches x 14 inches. This will be your ottoman pattern. You can make your ottoman any size you want – just remember to keep it square!

You need 6 fabric squares cut to this size for your square ottoman – Pin your pattern on your fabric and cut the required amount.

Once you have your 6 squares you need to lay them in the box formation to see how the ottoman will sew together.

Sew each piece right side together until you have them all sewn together as shown above.

You will then need to fold up the sides to meet, to form the box shape.

I’ve used a secondhand cape for my ottoman main fabric

When you get to the last edge to sew, leave a large gap so that you can turn it the right way out, and fill with your stuffing. Once you have filled it all up, use the ladder stitch I showed you in the last tutorial to close it.

You can add the handle loop to any of your edges in the same way you did in the previous tutorial. I’ve left this out on mine today.

Great as a foot rest, small table or seat for your little ones

I look forward to seeing your creations! Don’t forget to tag me over on Instagram and use the hashtag #whatawastecollective

Keep on reusing and recycling those old textiles!

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