Thursday, March 09, 2006

Tissue Holder Tutorial

Here is a tutorial for making a cover/pouch for a Kleenex pocket pack. Use a 1/4-in. seam allowance.
(*don't add 1/4-in to the fabric, just sew at the 1/4-in line on your machine)



You'll need two pieces of fabric. One for the outside, and one for the inner lining. These both should be the same dimensions: 7" H x 7-1/2" W. I'll be using the number fabric as the outer fabric.
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Place the fabric right sides together and sew around the edges leaving a 2 inch opening for turning on the bottom edge.

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Turn it right side out and iron. Try to get your points nice and sharp. Don't worry about the opening in the bottom at this point. It will get sewn shut soon.

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With the outer fabric facing you, fold it in half vertically to create a center crease. Open it up again and fold the right edge over just past the center crease.

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Fold the left side over so that it just overlaps the right side. The slit should be more or less centered.

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Sew the ends down, making sure to reinforce the outer edges as well as the overlap. Clip the corners and some of the bulk on either edge.

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Turn it right side out, insert the tissues, and there you have it!


Oh, and if you do end up making one, send me a link to the picture, because I would loooove to see it!