How to Make a Tissue Box Cover

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
  • Ruler
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.