I tend to stay away from home for long periods on end. I have lovely tissue boxes at home that I have made with decoupage or mosaics, but when I travel I am forced to live with ugly tissue boxes. Today, I finally decided to put this to an end. I have sewn myself a tissue box from fabric. This way it is lightweight and can be as compact as I need it to be. This turned out so nice, I may actually use it at home as well! I show you how to do it yourself in today's blog.
Take the measurement of the tissue box as indicated. Add 3 cm for seam allowance.
Take the length of the box. Add 3 cm for seam allowance.
Take the width of the box. Add 3 cm for seam allowance.
Take the height of the box. Add 3 cm for seam allowance.
Measure the top and mark the space for the hole.
Cut all the necessary pieces from both fabric as well as lining.
Fold the top in quarters and cut a tine hole right in the centre.
Open up and mark clearly where the hole will go.
Cut open to the corners of the hole.
These were the measurements I worked on for my fabric tissue box.
Fold all the pieces in half to find the centres.
Line the centres up and pin down.
Leave a 1,5 cm seam allowance open and sew the sides to the middle part.
What is done in fabric, is repeated in the lining all the way through.
Cut the fabric open up the sewing line.
Fold the bottom piece up and pin to the side panels.
Sew at 1,5 cm seam allowance. Leave 1,5 cm seam allowance un-sewn at the top.
Pin the top to the fabric box.
Place the fabric on the 'lid' and sew all around the top.
When you reach the corners, drop the needle and turn the fabric.
Turn the fabric right side out. Leave the lining wrong side out.
The box is taking shape!
Put the lining inside the box with wrong sides facing.
Fold the openings in and pin.
Sew the opening by hand.
The box is now ready to be stuffed with tissues.
Slip the tissues inside the fabric box.
Bring on winter and the sniffles! We are ready!
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