DIY Soft Blocks for Baby

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Adorable and Easy DIY soft blocks! Perfect for baby showers, or a just because gift! | saynotsweetanne.comI’m not really big into sewing. Every now and then I take a stab at it, and it usually turns out pretty good, but its not relaxing for me. I do most of my crafting to unwind. But now that my son The Squish is getting older, I am constantly wanting to make things for him. He’s too young for paper – which pretty much leaves fabric and sewing.

This Christmas I wanted to make Squish some adorable blocks. I knew that he was likely to get wooden blocks from family as a gift, and I wanted something he could grasp and throw without danger of damage. Plus I found these ADORABLE quarters at the fabric store and I wanted to make something out of them!

Adorable and Easy DIY soft blocks! Perfect for baby showers, or a just because gift! | saynotsweetanne.com

I do a lot of printables that revolve around boxes, so I decided to apply the same logic. Boxes all have 6 sides, so I picked out 6 panels of the pre-cut fabric (what a time saver!) I even stamped a few of the panels with Squish’s initial to make them extra special.

All in all the 3 blocks only took me about an hour, and the materials cost was less than $10.

What You Need:

  • Fabric squares, or fabric cut into squares. Mine are 4″ x 4″.
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine or needle + thread
  • Polyester batting

How To Make It:

  1. The easiest way to start is by sewing 4 of the squares together, right sides facing like shown.
    Adorable and Easy DIY soft blocks! Perfect for baby showers, or a just because gift! | saynotsweetanne.com
  2. Now, add 2 more squares, these will be the top and the bottom.
  3. Now, start to sew the rest of the edges together. If you imagine a 3D box, you can see which edges should touch. Keep everything right sides together. On the final edge, leave 2″ open for turning/stuffing.
    Adorable and Easy DIY soft blocks! Perfect for baby showers, or a just because gift! | saynotsweetanne.com
    Adorable and Easy DIY soft blocks! Perfect for baby showers, or a just because gift! | saynotsweetanne.com Adorable and Easy DIY soft blocks! Perfect for baby showers, or a just because gift! | saynotsweetanne.com
  4. Turn out your block, it’s starting to look good!
    Adorable and Easy DIY soft blocks! Perfect for baby showers, or a just because gift! | saynotsweetanne.com
  5. Press your seams. This goes a LONG way to making the finished product look like a crisp cube.
    Adorable and Easy DIY soft blocks! Perfect for baby showers, or a just because gift! | saynotsweetanne.com
  6. Stuff the cube, being careful to get in the corners so that they fill out. The cube can be bulging or crisp, depending on how much you fill it.
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  7. Sew your stuffing/turning hole closed. Voila! You have an adorable soft block!!
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Kayla Domeyer

My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

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