Plastic Canvas Pattern for Rubik’s Cube Tissue Cover Inspired by The Big Bang Theory

Rubik's Cube plastic canvas pattern

There are a lot of Rubik’s Cube tissue box covers inspired by The Big Bang Theory in plastic canvas already on the web. Some are finished products, and some are patterns like mine. To make mine stand out, I decided to replicate the color pattern as seen on the TV show which turned out to be really difficult to see from all sides. The show also has one that sits on the kitchen counter above the microwave, but that one looks like a different prop than the one used in season 3 where Sheldon comes in from the rain.

I have gone over the episodes and am sure that I have the same color pattern, but the problem is that there are too many orange squares. There should only be 9 of the 6 colors, and the Big Bang Theory has 11 orange ones. Either the prop maker didn’t go by an actual Rubik’s Cube or she/he was going for a particular aesthetic required by the set designer. At any rate, I went to a lot of work to get that same pattern darn it, so that is the one I made! Feel free to replace the 2 extra orange squares with other colors or go by an actual Rubik’s Cube.

This was still a fun pattern that was relatively easy and didn’t take very long to do. Whatever color pattern you decide to use, make sure to lay them out in the order in which they need to be put together.

plastic canvas pattern Rubik's Cube layout

 

 

Plastic Canvas Pattern and Instructions for Rubik’s Cube Tissue Cover Inspired by The Big Bang Theory:

1. Cut from 7-count plastic canvas:

  • 4 side squares – 36 x 36 holes
  • 1 top square – 36 x 36 holes by 12 by 12 holes around

2. Follow the pattern using yarn in blue, red, bright green, orange, yellow and white for the squares.

3. Use black yarn to whip stitch the pieces together and to overcast the raw edges.

 

Rubik’s Cube Pattern Top

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Rubik’s Cube Pattern Side 1

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Rubik’s Cube Pattern Side 2

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Rubik’s Cube Pattern Side 3

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Rubik’s Cube Pattern Side 4

plastic canvas pattern Rubik's Cube side 4

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5 Comments

  1. I think you went to great lengths to get the colors exactly right. I will have fun making it but just to be original I will make one with different color schemes as well.

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  3. Thanks so much for your pattern. I used it for my base instruction, but ended up simply mixing up a Rubik’s Cube and using it as my guide for color placement. My husband was so thrilled with his new tissue box cover that he solved the Rubik’s Cube to the tissue box!

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