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Tissue Box Cover

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‘Tis the season…..


We always have a box laying around. In most rooms. And who’s the culprit? Not me……it’s my husband. Poor guy. But once again, I found something to cover and spice up a bit. Yep, it’s true.


Here’s another quick/scrap-using project. Do you like these kinds of projects? I do.


You’ll need:
Tissue Box (I used a square Kleenex brand box)
Scrap pieces of fabric
Sewing Machine


***I used upholstery type fabric, so it was pretty thick. You can use cotton too but just use some fusible interfacing to make the fabric thicker, so it keeps its shape better.


First, cut out a top piece that’s 5 x 5 inches and 4 side pieces that are 6 x 5 inches. (Or it might be different if you’re using a rectangle box or another brand that has different dimensions. In that case, measure each side and add 1/4 inch seam allowance to all sides.)


Then, you’ll cut a small rectangle out of the top piece that measure about 2 1/4 x 1/3 inch. (You can adjust this to whatever dimensions you’d like and it will still turn out great.)


Then, cut 1/4 inch slits at a diagonal from each corner of this rectangle.


Then fold these flaps to the underneath side and pin into place.


Sew all the way around the inner edge of the rectangle to keep the flaps in place.


Then sew all of your side pieces together along the 6 inch side, with right sides together.


Then, clip little 1/4 x 1/4 inch squares out of each corner of your top piece.


Now, you’ll pin your top piece to your side piece, with right sides together. Fold the little square opening together at the sides, creating a square corner as you pin. Do this to all 4 corners and sew into place.


Now, turn the cover right side out and fold the bottom edge under a 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch and sew into place (adjust or trim if you need to before folding bottom edge under).


Iron as best you can to make your edges sharp and crisp.


Slide over your tissue box and proudly display your little creation!


Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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