This Tutorial is for the Quick Quilt Saturday Group on Facebook -- I will update my blog about my other projects tomorrow!
Here is the tutorial:
1 piece of fabric cut 14 x 18 inches
1/4 " Ribbon 30" inches
Here is my fabric 14 x 18 inches
Fold fabric in 1/2 it should measure 9 x 14 inches -- You will sew on the short seam -- in this picture it is the bottom where the fabric meets
Then press seam open and lay it with the seam in the back -- now measure down 2 1/2 inches - make sure it is even and sew a 1/4 inch from the bottom and them a little larger than a 1/2 inch above the first sewing line -- this makes your casing for your ribbon
Here it is sewn up and a picture from where your back seam is -- You now need to sew across the bottom of the tissue cover.
After the bottom is sewn you will make a box bottom - spread the bottom open and I press only 1/2 of the seam allowance now and the other half when I am measuring the other side. One you have it spread out like this measure 2 inches from the tip of the triangle. Mark it with a pencil then lay your ruler down and draw a line -- this will be your stitching line --do the same to the other side -- this will make your bottom square
Here it is sewn -- sew the blue thread -- BEFORE you cut off the points make sure it is a nice bottom, try putting your tissue box inside -- after of course you turn it right side out! - It will be a bit snug and that is ok.
Now once it fits -- cut off your corners - your box will sit nice and steady on your table or desk
Now it is time to make a little snip in the casing -- you will do this in the front (opposite side from the seam) Try to center it and when making your snip be careful to only go thru the top layer -- if you go thru both layers it is not the end of the world -- The next step is to thread the ribbon thru -- I use a large eye needle but you could use a safety pin it you prefer
Then put in your box of tissues and tie a bow! I am ready for the 4th of July!
This one matches my sewing room I hope you enjoy making these, they make great inexpensive gifts.