|Made for a friend who loves green.
|My friend Marilyn made this tissue holder for me as a gift. That got me started!
1. Cut 2 4-inch squares from the fabric of your choice. Cut 3 rectangles 4 inches by 5 3/4 inches.
2. Choose the fabric you want to be the bottom of the tissue holder. Lay this rectangle, right side up, on your work surface.
3. Fold the remaining four pieces in half, wrong sides in. Press the resulting rectangles so the folds are crisp and smooth.
4. Lay the 2 larger rectangles just formed on top of the rectangle you set aside for the bottom of the holder. The folds of the rectangles should meet at the center, and the raw edges should line up with the outer edges and corners of the bottom rectangle beneath.
5. Do the same with the remaining 2 rectangles. Interlock all of the rectangles like a pouch. (This is much like interlocking the four top flaps of a cardboard box.)
6. Pin along the outer edges of the entire stack.
7. Stitch around all 4 sides in a 1/4-inch seam.
8. Trim seams if necessary and clip off each corner.
9. Turn tissue holder right side out and push out the corners so they are nice and square. Press holder carefully.
10. If you like, hot-glue or sew a button or two to one of the rectangles to dress it up a bit. A yo-yo or ribbon rose might make a pretty trim, too.
11. Add a purse size pack of tissues to the holder.
Here are a couple of other tissue holders I have made.
|Made for a teenage friend
|Back of tissue holder below-- nice and neat!