Monday, December 17, 2012

Snippets ~ Tissue Cozy

Another Easy-Sneezy Snippet today!

Find two cute little scraps of fabric:
5-3/4" x 6-1/4" main print
5-3/4" x 7-1/2" accent print
1 package pre-folded tissues

With right sides together PIN the short 5-3/4" seams together on both ends.

STITCH using 1/4" seam allowances. 
TURN right side out and PRESS seam allowances toward accent fabric.
CENTER the main fabric with accent fabric on outer edges
 covering the seam allowances evenly, then PRESS flat.

FOLD in half to find the center and place pins to mark. at each end.

With right sides facing, OVERLAP center accent strips at the center pin...

...PIN in place.  Repeat on other end.

STITCH 1/4" seam across both ends.

FINISH raw edges with zig-zag stitch, if desired.
CLIP corners.

Form boxed corners:
Fold each corner with the seam down the center as pictured.
Anchor into your pressing board with pins, if necessary.

MEASURE down 3/8" from the point of each corner, and draw a line for stitching.
(1/2" is too big.  Trust me.)  PIN in place.

STITCH on drawn lines to form boxed corner.
REPEAT to box all four corners.

TURN your new Tissue Cozy right side out and fill with
pre-folded tissues (a packet of Kleenex has about ten tissues).
 Bless you!
Snippets:  Simple projects, gift ideas and handmade doo-dads
made with just a few scraps and notions.  From my sewing room to yours. 
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  1. I have made hundreds of these before, but I always used a binding. I like your easier to make method better using the larger lining which also acts as an accent on the front instead of sewing on a binding. So cute.

  2. Very cute. It would be fun to carry one of these for your tissues.

  3. This is a very nice tutorial and makes pulling out tissues more elegant than otherwise.

  4. thanks Deonn,
    I know these tissue cases, and I think I want to sew some before christmas.
    I wish you a merry christmas!
    Liebe Grüße

  5. Cute. I've seen these before, but, never tried to make any. Love your color/fabric choices.

  6. Can't wait to make these for our Aunt and her nieces upcoming trip


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