I like to find simple sewing projects to use up small bits of fabric and to make as gifts. This little project is really easy, is a great addition to a get well gift, or just to keep in your own purse. It is a tissue cover. It is really easy to sew up a bunch of these in an afternoon.
Start by cutting two pieces of fabric. One will be for the liner which will be on the inside of the tissue packet and will measure 8.5 x 6 inches. The second piece of fabric will be what you see on the outside and will measure 7 x 6 inches.
Line up one of the one of the short sides (the 6 " side). The printed sides of the fabric should be facing each other since you will be turning this inside out.
Now sew the short side you just lined up together. It should look like the picture above.
Now line up the other side and pin it. You will notice, because the liner piece is longer, that it will not lay flat but be more of a tube shape, once sewn.
Once you have sewn the two short sides together here is what it should look like. The fabric is still right sides facing in and the longer liner piece is bulging out which is exactly what you want.
The next step is to turn the fabric inside out so that the 'right side' (printed side) is facing out. Center the smaller piece of fabric so that there is an even amount of liner on both of the short sides and press it with an iron so it lays flat.
Nice and flat.
Next take the two short ends and fold them together to make a crease down the center to use as a guide.
Now you can use this crease down the center as a guide for folding in the next steps.
Take the left side and fold it to the crease you just made.
Next, fold the right side and slightly overlap it in the left side that you just folded. Press it and sew the shorter ends.
Pictured above is what it should look like now that both of the short ends are sewn.
Next turn the piece inside out. It helps to use a chopstick the push out the corners.
There you have it. All ready to put some pocket tissues in there.
**Lastly any of the fabric you see can be found at my spoonflower shop HERE.
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