Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Super-Simple Tissue-Pack Covers

I am on a mission: I am determined to actually make some of the things I've been pinning on Pinterest.  In fact, in an effort to motivate myself to actually complete some Pinterest projects, I even created a board called "Pinned It, Did It" so I can move the stuff I've done over to make room for new stuff that I might never get around to.

You've gotta love Pinterest.

This pin appealed to me because it seemed so simple... and it was.  So simple, you can't even imagine.  My mother, aunts, and basically every woman I see is getting one of these for Mother's Day.  You've gotta try it.

I got some fat squares of fabric from Walmart for under $1 each.

Each of those fat squares makes four of these tissue-pack covers. And each one takes about five minutes.  YOU WILL BECOME OBSESSED WITH MAKING THESE.  I'M WARNING YOU NOW.

I ironed the fat squares (which was the most time-intensive part of this project) until all the creases were gone.

Then I measured and cut.  The sizes the instructions gave only gave me a small seam allowance, so I changed 'em.  'Cause I'm hard-core.  You'll need 3 rectangles, all of them 4"x6".

Take one rectangle and lay it face down on your super-awesome ironing mat. (Is it just me, or is this post awfully hyphen-heavy? SEE, THERE'S ANOTHER ONE!)  Take your handy-dandy ruler and fold over the long side of the rectangle.  Press it so that 1 and 1/2 inches of the front of the fabric is folded over.

Do the same thing to another rectangle.  With the right sides face down, overlap these two pieces at the fold.  Let them overlap 1/2" and pin them together.

Take the last rectangle and place it face up on your surface.  Put the overlapping pieces on top of this piece so that the right sides are facing each other.  Pin 'em together.

Sew 'em up.  The measurements I used allow for 5/8" seam allowance.  Sew straight lines around the edges.  SO EASY.

Clip the corners close to the seam... this gives the corner a better shape.  And then, turn it right side out.

Shove a packet of tissues in it.  YOU. ARE. DONE.  Was that not easy/awesome/completely super-duper? I told you it would be.  And I make it a point to always tell you the truth.

I am so ready for Mother's Day.  Or a sad movie.  Or a painful leg break.  Whichever.

I link up to these great parties!

Thrifty Crafty Girl


  1. I need some tissues because there are days you have me laughing so hard I'm crying as a result. Great tutorial.

  2. These are so cute. I keep these small packs in the car that these covers are perfect.

  3. Just started following your blog after I saw your post the the crafty scientist. Love this idea! I'm obsessed with buying those little kleenex packets and this is the perfect little holder. I already made one tonight, it was so easy!

  4. this is a super cute idea and i love those fabric squares from walmart! they have a ton of different patterns and you really can't beat $1!

  5. WOW, this is perfect for me right now!!! I have the worst cold and have tissues everywhere!!! thanks for sharing!!

    love K

  6. Wow. I love these covers and your tutorial was so easy to follow that I made a couple today. I also trimmed them with some lace I had.

  7. I love these! I made them for gifts for the holidays a few years a go and people still pull them out of their purses to show me that they carry them!

  8. These are so cute! I love the fabric! What a great idea! Would love if you stopped by and linked up to the Pomp Party!


    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  9. Thanks for sharing! You'll be featured this week! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

  10. Thank you for sharing! Not just simple but Kee-UTE! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

  11. Great tutorial!! TFS!! Stopping by from Homemaker in Heels linky party.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-coat-for-holly.html

  12. Super cute project. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

  13. What a great tutorial... I love those fabrics.
    This is certainly something that all women would live to have in their purse.

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean


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