Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Tissue cover

I know that I said I was going to reveal a FO in my next post but guess what? it's not F'd (sigh) No worries though because I thought that it might be nice to add the tutorial that I mentioned. The one for the tissue cover that I made for mums birthday. I know its close but you could knock one up before Sunday if you can find a spare half hour. I have made so many of these over the years for end of year gifts for teachers and Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter fairs to raise money for school. It was a design that my mum taughr t me years ago. This is my first time so be gentle with me. (As the vicar said........)


First you measure around the middle of your tissues. Oooh first appearance in my blog! Mine was 6 inches exactly. I also measured top to bottom all the way round and then halfing it, again 6 in for me so I cut out 6x6 inch of fabric.




This is how it looks wrapped around at this stage.



Now carefully measure 2 bits of bias binding for 2 edges and sew them on.I used half inch and to be honest it was fiddly. I would recommend wider or you could add extra to your fabric and turn the edge over if you aren't confident sewin on bias binding. I also zigzaged the edges to neaten them.





Mark the centre and fold the sides in to the middle right sides together.





Sew the sides together, I used half inch seams.




Turn everything the right side out and carefully slip in your tissues (removed from the packet)




Et Voila.
Now for the fun bit. Decorate!!!! Here are some ideas




Why not have a go and send me a picture. Anyone know how you do that? I would love to see how it goes. Cheerio Lx

12 comments:

  1. Louise thanks so much for your fab tutorial it was so clear,I have never made anything well not since school,so trip to e- bay to get material and bias binding and I will attempt it,maybe won't make it in time for Sunday but heh there's next year!!!Thanks again beckyx

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  2. For a novice what size bias binding would I need,have just won some cute piece of material but wasn't sure on the size for the binding,thanks Louise x

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  3. Go Becky!!! You are sooooo kind your comments are lovely. Try one inch bias, if it seems huge or ugly cover it with lace or ribbon or whatever. You are the designer!! By the way you asked a while ago if I sold things well I'm going to and its all down to that comment so thanks... I think.

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  4. wow thanks for the info on the bias and the encouragement,I have just won some pretty material:)this will get my act together now to sort my blog out and put pics on:) hey glad to hear you are going to start to sell your lovely things,ye way to go!!!!xx

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  5. ow that is soo pretty!!! I must attempt this :)
    Have a nice weekend
    Lucy xx

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