DIY Deck Cube

Category: Decor

Portable, comfortable and multi-use deck cube, suitable for use as extra seating or when topped with a tray can be used as an end table. Brighten your decks décor with the addition of color and fun. Complete step by step illustrated diagrams accompany easy to understand instructions.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Poly-Fil® Bean Bag Filler - 2 bags
Supplies
Outdoor Fabric: Sides - ½ yard of print, ½ yard of green, Top & Bottom Panels - 5/8 yard of blue
Cotton Muslin Fabric: Bladder Lining - 1 7/8 yards
Size 18 sewing machine needles
Thread
Fabric Marker Pen
Sewing Machine
Basic sewing, measuring, cutting and pressing tools & supplies

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Instructions

Step One

The cutting and sewing directions are given for a cube without a pieced top. If you like the look of the pieced top as in the project photo; cut and sew fabrics together until you have a finished piece measuring 20 inches square.

Step Two

Cut out two 16 inch (height) x 20 inch (width) rectangles from each of the print & green fabrics. Top & Bottom: Cut out two 20 inch squares from the blue fabric. Strap: Cut out one 4 1/2 inch x 14 inch piece from fabric of your choice. Note: Be sure to take note of directional prints and cut out so that the print is running in the correct direction. See Diagram A

Complete step by step diagrams are available in document entitled DIY Deck Cube

DIY Deck Cube

Step Three

Using the fabric marker, draw lines on the wrong sides of each of the fabric pieces, placing the lines ½ inch in from each side of the fabric. See Diagram B

Step Four

With right sides together, pin the Side pieces together. Stitch from one marking to the other and alternating the green and print fabrics until all pieces are connected.  Note: It is extremely important to stitch exactly to the markings. See Diagram C

Step Five

With right sides together, sew the Strap along its length using a 1 inch seam. Turn right sides out and topstitch along each edge. See Diagram D

Step Six

Center the strap along the top edge of one of the Sides, spacing each end of the strap 5 inches from the outside edges of the cube side. See Diagram E

Step Seven

Pin the Top fabric to one edge of the sides and stitch between the markings. Continue pinning, then stitching all four edges. Note: It is extremely important to stitch exactly to the markings as you do not want any area left open. See Diagram F

Step Eight

Turn under ½ inch along three sides of the Bottom fabric and press. Pin the Bottom fabric (non-pressed edge) to the top edge of one of the Sides and stitch between the markings. Set aside. See Diagram G

Step Nine

Cut out four 16 inch by 20 inch and two 20 inch squares from the bladder lining fabric. Follow directions 3 through 7 skipping 5 & 6 (strap instructions) to begin to sew the bladder lining together. Pin the remaining 20 inch square to one edge of the Side and stitch between the markings, continue pinning, then stitching until you have attached three edges. Pin the remaining edge and stitch, leaving a 4 inch opening along the middle of the seam. Turn right side out.

Step Ten

Carefully follow the manufacturer’s directions to fill the bladder lining with Poly-Fil® Bean Bag Filler. Hand stitch the opening closed using a whip stitch. Be sure to use small stitches with doubled thread and sew the stitches close together.

Step Eleven

Insert the filled bladder lining into the Deck Cube. Clip or pin the three open sides together, matching the Bottom and Sides at the corner points. Hand stitch the opening closed using a whip stitch. Be sure to use small stitches with doubled thread and sew the stitches close together. See Diagram H.