October 26, 2011

Adjusted Tissue Box Tutorial

I haven't been doing a lot of quilt sewing lately, but I did start some crafty sewing.  I needed some useful items to give as gifts.  I really like this tissue box tutorial.  I wasn't entirely sure about the size; I'm really glad I made a prototype to keep for myself.  Before I started cutting I added 1/4" to every measurement, and found  it's not enough.  Here's my prototype:


It fits really, really tight around the box, and it's still too short.  I added more to each measurement.  I really recommend the tutorial, Aneela's directions are great; but I also recommend adding to the measurements.  Here are my adjusted measurements:

I cut my original pieces, before quilting them, 16" x 11" - (original was 15" x 10".)
Two - 9 3/4" x  5 1/2" pieces - (original was 9 1/2" x 5".)
Two - 5 1/4" x  3 3/4"  pieces - (original was 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".)

I also only slip-stitched 2 inches on the right and left when joining the two main pieces.  This gave the tissue more room to come thru.  I guess I'm a maverick.

Here's the one I'm happy with:


It's not so tight that it's a struggle to fit it over the tissue box, and it's covers the entire box.

May your bobbins always be full,

1 comment

  1. G'day. The last one looks great. I could do with a couple of them. Take care. Liz...

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