Make a fabric tissue box cover and "dress up" your tissue box to blend in with any decor.
Creation time: 45 mn
- Thick fabric for the outside
- Fabric for the lining
- Braid (or lace)
- Matching thread
- Ribbon, cut into 4 pieces long enough to be tied together
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine
- Use the model below to create a pattern for your tissue box cover. (The little flaps on top allow it to be well covered.)
! - Adjust the measurements to your own box; they're not all the same size.
- Cut out 2 pieces of fabric according to this pattern, 1 for the outside and 1 for the lining.
! - Seam allowance of 0.7 cm (1/4 inch) is included.
- Sew the braid with small, invisible backstitch by hand on the outside fabric. Make sure it's straight!
- Position the outside and lining fabrics on top of each other, right sides together.
- Position the ribbons about 6 cm (2-3/8) apart from each other on the 2 longest sides, between the 2 fabrics.
- Sew around the outside border of the fabric, leaving an opening on one of the small sides to turn it right side out.
- Trim the corners, turn right side out, and iron.
- Sew the 4 corners with a slipstitch for about 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) to form the box.
- Put over tissue box and tie the ends of the ribbon.
- An old-fashioned tissue box cover, made with grosgrain and lace.
Source: "Le blog d'Alizarine" ("Alizarine's Blog")