More hug-able than an actual cube.
I wanted to make a Companion Cube from Portal as a gift for someone, but most of the How-To's I've come across seemed to have come out more ball-like than actual cubes so I thought I'd put this up for anyone else looking.
It took a LOOOOOONG time to make this, a couple of days actually, but I hand sewed the entire thing in order to make sure it came out in a proper cube shape. Probably anyone with a little more experience in making 3D sewing projects will manage a bit more easily.
**Once I got to the actual sewing together part I didn't actually take any pictures because it seemed mostly self-explanitory, but I'll describe the process with as much detail as I can.
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My first step was to make myself some templates in order to make sure it would all fit together and look proportional.
To do this I marked out a 4x4 square (the body of the cube), then a circle around the center of that and a heart shape that would fit inside of it for the main pieces. The most exact way to get the corner and edge pieces is the make another circle around your center circle and mark out their shapes in the right places (this is where the compass came in handy).
In the end you should have six pieces that look like this. I used white thread to sew everything together, but you'll also need pink that is close to the colour of the hearts in order to stitch the four lines which quarter each side.
Try your best to line everything up the same on each face because when you sew it all together it looks very off when a piece doesn't line up with everything else.
The next step (and this is the trickiest part) is to sew all the sides together. Make sure you lay out the pieces with the hearts all faceing the same direction when you sew it together. It should look like the diagram when laid out.
To begin with you will have to hold the pieces at an angle to eachother in order to keep the cube shape. I used the edge of a book to help me do this so I only needed to hold the pieces together as I sewed. When you've got a corner made it gets a bit easier to sew it in shape.