My first Tissue Holder
Start with a Fat Quarter, or even a Scrap of left over fabric you like.
Cut a rectangle 6" x 8 5/8"
Hem both 6" ends by first folding over 3/8" and pressing...
....and then again 1/2" and press.
Sew it in place
Since the edges were unfinished I pressed them under.
I sewed the trim close to the edge.
Once the trim was on I folded the fabric in half and pressed it with the iron. This was so I could see my center really well when I opened it.
See, you can tell where the center is.
Then I took both my ends and made them 'meet in the middle' at my center line.
Both ends folded toward the center, ready for sewing.
Strait stitch at 1/4" and zigzag the edge so it doesn't fray.
The 'inside' of the tissue holder. All that's left is to turn it right side out and press it. I also bought the tissues and stuffed the tissue holders. They looked better that way for sure.
Cute finished tissue holders :-)
I made 17 of these in 3 different fabrics, most of which were made from a lovely tapestry fabric with coral trim. I enjoyed passing them out at my parent's Christmas Open House this past weekend. It was such fun to see the ladies delight over them :-)
I have a few more to make, as I ran out at the party. My mom, sisters, and I don't have one yet...and I'm sure I'll do a few more for friends I'd still like to give them to. Usually I wouldn't do so many of any one project but this was so simple and inexpensive that I could go wild with it! :-)
I'd love to see anyone else's tissue holders that they make. So send me a picture if you make some!