Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Ahh Tissue

In my effort to make the guest bedroom (or in fact my whole house) a stylish setting, I am trying to make things both practical and pretty.  So when I decided to put a box of tissues in the guest bedroom (practical), I couldn't bring myself to put a store-bought printed tissue box (not pretty) in it.  Time for some decorative cover-up.

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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  1. Wow! This is great! Just loved your space:)Thanks for sharing!Calling from Good Life Wday...Now, your newest follower...hope you will follow me back:)
    Have a great week ahead:)


  2. What an easy and fun project. Looks pretty too! Thanks for sharing this at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.


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