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  • Sewing - Advice needed - strengthening corners

    I wonder if you can help. I'm making some soft play blocks for my daughter, but when I stuff them, they lose their structure and look more like balls instead of cubes. I used a regular cotton, but I'm thinking perhaps I should have used a stronger material to help it stay in shape. But now I've done it with the regular cotton, I'm looking for a way to strenghen the edges to ensure the stuffing stays more cubed than spherical. Can anyone suggest a way I might be able to do this? Bear in mind it's for a baby, so it has to be safe.

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    Hi, I moved your post here, but if you would rather it be somewhere else, let me know...I thought these people might know about making good corners...

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      You could use some interfacing to strengthen the fabric and help it hold its shape. You could also sew some cord or piping into the seams. Best of luck
      Karen
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      • #4
        Don't stuff them too much either. A firmer fabric with interfacing is a good tip.
        Carol
        God helps them that help themselves.

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        • #5
          I was going to say piping on the inside seams too, but Karen beat me to it. !! Everyone I have made is a bit poofey. You could always makerugby ball shapes then it won't matter!
          my folksy
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          • #6
            Probably the easiest way to make sure they stay in a cube is to use solid blocks of foam inside.

            Melanie

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