Here he is! Our new, life-size, Aperture Science Weighted Companion Cube – ready for action in the portal of our living room. Properly weighted and built to scale, our Companion Cube will help us with lots of mundane tasks around the apartment.
Take 2 yards of $1 dark grey fabric, 15 light grey felt squares*, 3 chopped rhubarb, 2 pink felt squares*, 1 Faux Suede Buff Storage Ottoman, about 4 hours of pattern cutting and easy stitching, and you too can have your very own! It’s basically a spiffy slip cover on an already cubed ottoman. The five sides are cut 16.5″ square (to accommodate for sewing), and then there are really only 4 other pieces: The 5.5″ corners, the 4″ centers, the 6″ circles, and the 4″ hearts. Check out my pattern for the Companion Cube here. (*aptly named felt “squares” were 12″ X 9″ at your local crafty store)
After playing the game Portal for 3 days straight a couple months ago, Christine and I remarked that these cubed ottomans (that we’re strangely so fond of) could easily be upgraded to Companion Cubes. As a surprise to Christine when she returned home from a conference – I sewed one up. Enjoy!