I don’t know about you, but I am an allergy sufferer….year round and it’s a lot worse in the spring, so I always carry little packs of tissues with me wherever I go. I’d like to have a stylish fabric tissue cozy though, so I don’t feel so much like my Grandmom pulling out my little pack of tissues, and it’s just my luck that I discovered a great tissue cozy tutorial.
1. First up, I’m all about templates for patterns, especially small crafty projects that I’ll make more than once. I love adhering patterns to strawboard, makes it so much easier to place your pattern onto the fabric, trace with your chalk and then cut out.So, for my version of the tissue holder, I’ve cut a template that’s 6 inches x 7 inches. Why inches you Aussies ask? My cutting matt and quilt ruler work inches so it’s just easier to go with inches.
2. Pick your outer fabric, trace and cut out slightly larger than the template. I also like to use a midweight fabric, just a personal preference. I also like to make more than one at a time, it’s quicker.
Next up, I usually line my holders with a 100% linen in a cream colour. Don’t cut your lining just yet, grab yourself some double-sided fusible interfacing, place your outer fabric pieces onto this and iron them in place. Let the fabric cool and then place these outer pieces onto your inner lining fabric. Iron away. Make sure you iron the edges well.
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A gallery of tissue holders Nicole has created, you can see more at flickr.