I had some linen fabric in my sewing box and I attached some iron-on interfacing to stiffen it. I traced around all four sides of the tissue box with a fabric marker and added 1.5cm (5/8") seam allowance.
Then I traced around the top of the box and marked a circle cut out, again leaving a seam allowance. I sewed all 4 side seams together. I then sewed the top piece to all the side pieces, and over locked all the edges. I turned up the bottom hem and stitched it in place.
I cut out a circle for the top section, snipped the seam allowance and used fabric glue to fold it back. When it was all done I pressed all the seams with the iron.
For decoration, I raided my button jar and randomly glued buttons to the front in the shape of a heart.
I am really happy with the way it turned out. It took less than an hour to make and I think it is definitely practical and pretty.
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