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Pattis Tissue Cover

Saturday, December 26th, 2015
Pattis Tissue Cover

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 PattisTissueCover2the 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 Рthe 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.PattisTissueCover3

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 canPattisTissueCover4 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.PattisTissueCover5

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.