Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Gift a Day Gift Nineteen: Sensory Cube

This is a gift I made for my son as he's a sensory seeker.  He also loves to smack things down and make noise and spin things.  So, with this I tried to combine the best of all of those worlds.

I made a six inch square cube out of different kinds of fabric I had around the house (I tried to find things with the most texture variances).  First I made a 7" square out of cardboard for my pattern/template (1/2" seam allowances on each side will then net you a 6" square cube).  The cube features some really good quality fake leather, fake lamb's wool, a suede-like fabric, some satiny (and shiny) type of material, some rough upholstery fabric, and some fake fur.  Sewing the various fabrics together was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be (thank you to my wonderful sewing machine).  When I stuffed the cube I tore up an old chip bag (cleaned of course) and used it as part of the stuffing so when you squish the cube it crinkles.

And if you put the cube on a corner when you spin it, it does spin.  Not GREAT, but my son won't care *laugh*.

My husband thought it turned out really cool and thinks my son will like it.  I hope he does too :).

Total Cost to Make Gift:  Nothing as I had all the material here.  If I had to guess on cost breakdowns on the fabric, since I bought all the remnants used, I'd have to wager about .75 overall in fabric was used.  The batting I had from what I found in storage over the summer and the thread was part of the gifted thread my step mom sent me a while ago.

Total Time to Make Gift:  1 hour.


  1. That is such a perfect gift for your son. I'm sure he will love it!

    By the way, I found something on Pinterest and thought I should share it with you. I know you will appreciate it and it's good for a laugh too. Here's the link:

  2. Yeah, I've seen that before. I love the sensory bin one as that was my EXACT experience with a rice bin. Course, I also found out my son liked to eat uncooked rice that way which was doubly wonderful *laugh*.

  3. I am trying to catch up on my blog reading, so I haven't seen your more recent gift a day posts, but this one is particularly good. I love the fabrics you found to use.