Cube Pouch - Grand Plan

I've finally finished the grand plan I had for my cube pouch, and here it is.

A set of five nesting cubes with various closures for little ones to play and practice with.
The littlest guy ended up being sort of oblong, but I'm just going to pretend I meant it to be that way.
He fits inside this two inch fella

Who fits in this three inch lace up job

Who buttons into this four incher

Who's all snuggled up in the five.

To make your own set of nesting cubes, use the following measurements. Please note that I've amended the measurements I gave for a five inch cube in my previous post.
5" cube- 11"x10.5" corner seams will be 5" long and 2.5" from the point.

4" cube- 9'x8.5" Corners seams will be 4" and 2" from the point

3" cube- 7"x6.5" Corner seams will be 3" and 1.5" from the point

2" cube- 5"x4.5" corner seams will be 2" and 1" from the point

1" cube- 2.5"x2.5" corner seams will be 1" long and 1/2" from the point.
I cut my 1" cube 3"x 2.5" and I didn't seem to need the extra half inch when things got that small. I haven't tested the 2.5"x2.5" measurement but I think it will work. I also didn't put inner lining in my 1" cube. That probably affected the measurement of my finished project as well.

The longer side of your fabric is the side you want to put your closures on. So, on my 5" cube I sewed my zipper along the 11" side of my fabric rectangles.
If you're using buttons, snaps or anything that needs to over lap rather than meet flush, add and extra half inch to shorter measurement, bringing things back to square. That will give you an inch of overlap in the center to accommodate closures.

If you have questions, you can email me at uniquety(at)gmail(dot)com.


  1. OK, this is TOO PRECIOUS! Love it, love the idea, love the directions. Rock on!!

  2. Oh My Gosh! That has got me drooling. I love nesting things and those boxes are adorable! So much fun.

  3. What a great idea! Such a clever use of the pattern. Love it!

  4. Thanks all!
    I've got to tell you though, I planned these for my kids, but I play with them the most.
    Maybe if I put candy inside they'd be more interested...

  5. These are so cute and clever! I love your color choice as well.