Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tissue Box Cover Tutorial




I've been wanting to make one of these for a while - so simple but it's nice to pretty up those tissue boxes. My daughters always want me to splash out and buy the boxes with fancy designs on, but why pay more for a box, when you can jazz a cheap one up with some pretty fabric?

Here's how you can make your own tissue box cover in just

 5 steps and 15 minutes! 

Anyone can sew this!

You will need:
 Some pretty fabric - a fat quarter is perfect - or you could always piece together some scraps!
A standard tissue box

(Note - you can make this to fit any tissue box you like. For the side pieces, measure your box and add 1cm (approx 0.5") to each measurement. For the top pieces, half the measurement across the top of the box - then add your 1cm (0.5"))

note: All seams are 2/8"

Step 1
Cut your fabric pieces.
You need
Top: 2 pieces 23 x 6.75cm (9 x 2.5")
Long sides:  2 pieces 23 x 12cm (9 x 4.75")
Short Sides: 2 pieces 12 x 12.5cm ( 4.75 x 5")


Step 2
Make the top part.
Take one top piece and turn over one long end a very small amount and stitch. Repeat with other top piece.

Now pin these two edges right side together. Place two pins where you want the opening for the tissues to be.

Then stitch together - leaving the opening between the pins.

Then open out and top stitch along either side of the seam:


Step 3

Now pin your two long sides to the long sides of your top piece. Right sides together. Stitch.


Step 4

Pin the remaining small side pieces to the top and edge pieces - right sides together. Stitch:


Step 5
Double turn the bottom edge of the box cover and stitch to neaten.

And you're done!



You can dress a plain one up with ruffles...


Or just use funky fabric!

A wonderfully simple project to brighten up any room!

For the downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, click here.


For more simple sewing tutorials of useful things you can make in just 5 steps and 15 minutes - go here.

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