Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pocket Size Tissue Covers

I made these tissue covers for a "pay it forward" craft swap on Facebook.  The idea: leave a comment on your friend's status and they have to hand make you something.  In return, you put the same thing on your status and hand make something for the first 5 people that comment.

I got this easy little pattern from a friend a couple of years ago and it has really been handy.  These would be a perfect gift for your friends that have spring allergies.

Start with 2 pieces of fabric cut to 6 1/2 x 7 inches each.

Put right sides of fabric together and sew 1/4 inch from the edge all the way around. Leave an opening on the long side for turning.  Then turn out and iron.  Press the opening to the inside.

Now we can add a little decoration by sewing some rick rack on the short ends.
Time to close it up.  Bring the short edges to the middle with the inside fabric to the outside. There are two ways to do this, you can overlap the edges or meet them in the middle.  I prefer to overlap.  Sew each end 1/4 inches from edge then turn right side out. Now you are ready to put the tissue pack in. 

Here is the finished product.


1 comment:

  1. Those are so cute!!! I need to learn how to sew. Great job =)