Pattis Tissue Cover
I saw this idea on Pinterest and bought a downloadable pattern. ¬†I didn’t like the way it was put together, so figured out one for myself.
This covers the square tissue box. ¬†The first thing you need to do is measure your tissue box. ¬†Mine is 6-inches tall by 4 1/2-inches wide.
You’ll need 1/2-yard printed fabric, 1/4-yard fusible fleece, 2-yards trim, threads to match, rotary ruler, cutter and matt.
Optional – rubber stamps
For the top cut two pieces of non-backed fabric 5-inches square. ¬†Fold each in half and press with an iron.
For the tissue cover sides measure a piece of fusible fleece 20-inches long by 6-inches high. ¬†Iron this to the wrong side of your chosen fabric. ¬†Cut 4 sides from this 6-inches high by 5-inches wide. ¬†Cut another 4 sides from the same fabric. ¬†This isn’t fused, just plain.
For the pockets you’ll need to cut 4 pieces of fabric 9-inches high by 5-inches wide. ¬†Fold each in half and press with an iron. ¬†Add embellishments before attaching to the sides. ¬†I stamped some of my rubber stamps onto flesh colored fabric and colored them. ¬†I then fused them to the pockets and stitched around them so that they would be permanent. ¬†I then added trim along the top of each pocket.
Next sew the pockets to the 6×5-inch tops that have been fused with the fleece.
Machine sew the trim to the tissue tops – the two 5-inch squares that were folded in half. ¬†I stitched around these so that they would stay together before sewing the sides to the top.
The next step is to sew the sides to the top. ¬†As you do this, right sides together, leave 1/4-inch on each end. ¬†You’ll see why when the sides are then sewn together to create the box shape. ¬†You will now have something that looks like the photo on the right.
Sew each side together, starting at the bottom and machine sewing up to the top. ¬†I back-stitch as I start and as I end.
Sew the 4 other 6×5-inch pieces together. ¬†Turn the box right side out and pin the lining along the bottom edge.
Machine sew in place. ¬†Turn this to the inside and press flat. ¬†Also, ¬†you can iron a quarter inch hem along the top as it will be hand sewn to the inside top of the tissue cover.
That is it! ¬†Really simple and a quick project to make as gifts. ¬† These are especially suitable for people in nursing homes where extra space is often limited. ¬†They can keep their reading glasses, remote control for their tv, pencils, a small note pad, etc. in the pockets. ¬†Plus they have a nice cover for a box of tissues.
Have fun making these and send me pictures!
If you like using rubber stamps I have several available on my website. ¬†They’ll be there until the shopping cart goes away at the end of February.