If that box of tissues stands out like a sore thumb, this guide will help camouflage it with just a little scrap fabric and some sewing.
You will need
- Tissue box
- Sewing machine
- Electric iron (optional)
Step 1 Measure sides Use a ruler to measure the five sides of your tissue box, excluding the bottom, and add 1/4 inch to each side for the seam.
Step 2 Cut out sides from fabric Cut out each side of your fabric with a pair of scissors and then measure and cut out a slot for the tissues in the top piece.
The size slot you’ll need for the tissues will depend on the size of original tissue box — measure and cut appropriately.
Step 3 Sew opening Cut a small slit in each corner of the opening, fold back the edges, and then sew them back for a nice clean look.
Use pins to hold back the flaps as you sew to make things easier.
Step 4 Sew the sleeve Sew all four sides of the perimeter together inside out to create the sleeve that fits around the box.
Step 5 Notch top piece Cut out tiny 1/4-inch squares in each corner of the top piece to create flaps that wrap around each of the four sides of the sleeve.
Step 6 Attach top piece Attach the top piece to the sleeve by pinning it upside down and then sewing the flaps to each side.
You may want to use an electric iron to smooth the edges and make them as crisp as possible.
Step 7 Turn right side out Turn the cover right side out and then slip over the tissue box. Pull a tissue through the top slot. Display in plain view for all to see without embarrassment.
Did You Know:
If every household in America used just one box of 100 percent recycled facial tissues instead of virgin fiber tissues, 163,000 trees would be saved.