- gives the opportunity to just sew some straight seams
- can be finished in one session
- is something useful that can be enjoyed or shared with others
Making a Tissue Holder:
Step 1: Choose a colorful fabric and cut a piece that measures 6" x 9".
Step 2: Cut a piece of lining fabric the same size. This could be a coordinating color, the same fabric or a solid color lining fabric like I used.
Step 3: Placing the right sides of the fabric together, sew the two pieces together with a 5/8" seam, on the two short sides of the rectangle. (Use a 5/8" seam on all seams in this tutorial.)
Step 4: Turn right side out and press the sewn seams.
Step 5: Bring the sewn, pressed sides together, meeting in the middle of your fabric. Pin in place.
Step 6: Sew the ends, reinforcing where the pieces meet in the middle.
Step 7: Turn to the right side and insert a package of Kleenexes. (Leave the plastic cover on your Kleenexes)
And that's how easy it is to make a tissue holder! I embroidered an initial on mine before sewing it together, but they are cute plain, with ric-rac, buttons or any scraps of trim you might have on hand.