Monday, December 5, 2011

Super Easy Tissue Holder Tutorial

I found this super easy tissue holder on the forum. In honor of my LSU Tigers I have used tiger print and purple to make this one. GO LSU!!!

To make this you will only need scraps of fabric.

5 1/2 "  X  6 1/2"  for the outside
5 1/2 "  X  7 1/2"  for the inside
Keep in mind that once completed, a strip of the inside fabric will make the contrasting opening. (See the purple strip in the middle of the tiger print?)

1. Lay the outside ( focus) fabric right sides together on top of the inside (contrasting) fabric.
Line up one 5 1/2" end where the fabrics are even.

Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance.
 When you turn it around to sew the other end...the bottom (contrast) fabric will fold so you can align the other 5 1/2" ends evenly.
Once both ends are sewn with a 1/2" seam, turn right side out and press so that 1/4 inch of the contrasting fabric is on top with the focus fabric.

Now, fold the two sewn ends together and just tap with the iron the crease the center.
Fold the sewn ends to the middle so that they meet, but do not overlap.

Sew the raw ends with a 1/4" seam this time. Then just round the corners a little by stitching across. This will prevent the pointy ears on the corners. Trim the tip of the corners off, being careful not to cut your stitches.
Once the corners are clipped off, then zigzag or serge the raw edges. This will eliminate any raveled edges.
Now you can turn it right side out.
Insert a personal pack of Kleenex or Puffs tissue. If using Puffs I carefully cut the top of the pack down the center. Puffs has the opening on one end where Kleenex has the opening in the center.
Now you are done!